Emma Smith, MBACP

Emma Smith, MBACP


Bury St Edmunds


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Bury St Edmunds


About me

Welcome, I am a fully qualified Integrative Counselling Therapist. my approach to counselling is a very open one, I tailor the work with what my clients need at the time. Counselling is an opportunity for personal growth and self development. My approach emphasises developing self awareness within a safe, supportive environment to help you discover the path in life that is best for you. I work on both a short term and long term basis with adults only.

I know taking the first steps to seeking therapy is not always an easy decision, but I hope to make this process as comfortable as I can for you. Along with my private practice I also assist at local hospices and Cruse working with Bereavement & Loss and charity work in Domestic Abuse.

If you choose to contact me, we will first arrange for an initial consultation session where you can tell me what you are seeking counselling for. We can have some time to explore the issue and you can ask any questions that may be on your mind. If you decide to go ahead with therapy we can arrange the following sessions.

I work in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Clacton on Sea.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Emotional Intelligence NLP Practice
Diploma in Mindfulness Based CBT
Diploma in Life Coaching
Diploma Child Psychology
Access to Higher Education Diploma in Counselling
Enhanced DBS
Level 1&2 Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner
Level 2 in Awareness in Bereavement care, the foundation course through Cruse Bereavement Care
Certificate of Achievement in an introduction to Safeguarding Children
Certificate of Achievement in Safeguarding Children
Certificate of Achievement in Safeguarding Children with Disabilities.

Understanding ME, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME & FIBROMYALGIA. How to work with Eating Disorders, Practical Skills in Gestalt, Practical Skills in working with Trauma, Patrick Casement "Knowing and not knowing in the consulting room." Introduction to Mindfulness. Understanding and skills in working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Working with the Inner Child 1: Discovery, Working with the Inner Child 2: Skills, Co-dependency: the need to take care, Conflict Resolution, Mindfulness Practitioner Day Retreat, Working creatively in the counselling room, Foundations of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (Windy Dryden and Nicola Martin), Existential Freedom. How to be real and find meaning (Emmy Van Deurzen), Working with Trauma (Child and Adult survivors of complex trauma, sexual violence and domestic abuse) – Christine Sanderson.

I have been awarded the Certificate of Proficiency by the BACP.

I am committed to offering a highly professional and ethical service and as a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), adhere to their ethical framework which ensures client wellbeing and safety.

I have regular supervision of my practice as required by the BACP and participate in Continuing Professional Development.

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£45 per session. Each session is 50 minutes duration.

Initial Assessments are for one hour at a fee of £45. There is no obligation to continue following assessment, it does, however, give us the opportunity to meet and decide if you wish to work with me.

Maps & Directions

Clacton-on-Sea, CO15
Bury St Edmunds, IP33

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Daytime and Evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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