Emma Smith, MBACP

Emma Smith, MBACP

Bury St Edmunds


07561 288331

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Bury St Edmunds


07561 288331

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.

My aim is to provide you with a relationship built upon trust, openness and honesty, where you can feel accepted without judgement. A counsellor will not give advice or offer the answers to your problems but will remain alongside you and help you find your own way forward. Working from a Humanistic approach, we will focus upon what is happening for you in the present; however, past and previous relationships clearly affect our present so these are explored as they arise. I take the lead from my client and work at their pace and challenge when appropriate to facilitate different/new perspectives and to help increase self-awareness.

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.

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. CPD by COSRT: College of Sex and Relationship Therapists: The Fundamentals of working with Couples. Lottie Passel-Syms.

I am committed to my own continued professional development and regularly attend further training to enhance my practice. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their guidelines for ethical practice, which ensures client wellbeing and safety. I attend regular supervisory support for my client work and I have been awarded the BACP certificate of Proficiency.

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Individual Counselling and Adolescents aged 16 and over

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

Initial Assessments are for one hour at a fee of £45 (individual) £70 Couples. 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.

£70 Couples. Each session is 60 minutes duration.

I can offer early morning, late evening and weekend sessions £55 individuals and £80 couples.

Please note: I reserve the right to charge for cancelled or missed appointments with less than 24 hours' notice provided

Maps & Directions

Bury St Edmunds, IP33
Sudbury, CO10

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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