Emma Rich UKCP MBACP
20 Lonsdale Road
How I work
Psychotherapy is a relational journey in which client and therapist work together to foster insight and understanding, to ease suffering and to recover a life of meaning, authenticity and connection. Held within the safe, sacred space of the therapeutic relationship the work unfolds over time as we attend to the deep questions of heart and soul. Through this process we invite the possibility of healing and of a person discovering the truth of who they are and how they want to live.
As an Integrative psychotherapist I draw from different theoretical approaches according to the needs and sensibilities of my clients, creating a unique therapeutic relationship with each individual human being that seeks my assistance.
I offer individual psychotherapy. This usually takes the form of weekly or twice weekly sessions of 50 minutes in my consulting room.
While undertaking psychotherapy is a commitment the length of time involved is individual therefore the work maybe short or long term according to your needs.
Areas of Specialisation
I specialise in areas of emotional and psychological issues such as childhood trauma, depression, addiction, anxiety, emotional crisis, shame and loneliness.
Relationship issues such as love, co-depedence, sex and sexuality.
Existential issues such as lack of meaning, purpose, death, faith and spirituality.
Performance issues such as managing creativity, coping with fame and sports psychology.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and accredited Integrative psychotherapist and I have been professionally involved in the healing arts for over 20 years. My psychotherapy training took place at Regents University in London. I have also trained with Cruse Bereavement and in Shadow Work facilitation. My background lies in yoga, meditation and body work, having graduated with distinction from the East West Centre.
My teachers and principle influences are James Hollis, Petruska Clarkson, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Robert Moore, D.W. Winnicott, Irvin Yallom and Marion Woodman. I am also profoundly interested in our relationship with nature and lead initiatory rites of passage on the land, drawing from the rivers of indigenous wisdom, perennial philosophy, myth and story, ritual process and wilderness living.
I believe it is vital for practitioners to continue their own psychotherapeutic work and ongoing professional development. I engage in weekly psychotherapy myself as well as weekly supervision. I also regularly attend further training's. I am an accredited member of the 'United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy' (U.K.C.P.) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (B.A.C.P.)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding School Survivors
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client