Emma Thomson, UKCP Registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Mentor
4 Western Terrace
Friends Meeting House
Feeling overwhelming emotional distress, can affect our relationships, work life and take all the joy out of life. It is especially hard if we are behaving in ways we know are hurting both ourselves and others. Talking to friends and family can be really helpful, but at some point we may decide that it is time to explore ourselves with the help of someone objective and empathetic, like a counsellor.
How can counselling help?
I meet and talk with people who, maybe like you, want to change how they feel. The specifics of the difficulty might be apparent to you, due to bereavement, abuse or depression. Sometimes you just feel empty, desolate and life may have lost meaning. My work with you is about surfacing what’s going on and helping process your feelings, to reach a happier, more settled place.
You will learn how to take charge of your feelings, calm anxiety and be kinder and more compassionate to yourself. We will work together to gradually process difficult experiences or trauma and to dissolve negative beliefs that may have been holding you back.
We will also reactivate the skills and capacities that will enable you to stand up for yourself, helping you feel alive, strong and competent in day-to-day life.
Who am I and what do I offer?
I'm an experienced, qualified psychotherapist committed to providing therapy in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
Before becoming a Counsellor I spent nearly 20 years as a trainer, coach and mentor in a busy business environment.
Alongside one-to-one individual therapy and mentoring, I offer group work and "Overcoming Anxiety" workshops, where I give practical help on easing day to day anxiety.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Training and qualifications:
Foundation in the Fundamentals of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London
Postgraduate Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy & Counselling, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London
I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I abide by the UKCP code of ethics, which includes undertaking regular clinical supervision and further professional development. I hold full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
What have I worked with?
Often clients just feel there is something wrong, without knowing exactly what it is. I have worked with many issues, but I specialise in working with:
- Difficulties in relationships
- Inability to make a decision, or to do things that you want to do; ‘stuckness’, ‘sabotaging’
- Acute or recurring anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares
- Not knowing who you are or what you want, or not being able to assert yourself
- Emotional, physical or sexual abuse, trauma, dissociation and dissociative disorders
- Bereavement, loss or change; your life falling apart
- Depression and a loss of meaning or purpose
- Discovering or going deeper into your spiritual path, whatever it may be
- Mentoring and support for younger people with mental health challenges
- Wanting to make a change in life and needing support to do so
- £40 per weekly 50 minute session for individual counselling.
- £30 per weekly 50 minute session for mentoring for young people.
I accept pay pal, credit cards and cash payments.
I do offer some concessions, please contact me for further information
My counselling practice:
I offer a free telephone assessment, as I feel it is vital that we are the right match and you feel comfortable with me.
My practice is chiefly based at the Friends Meeting House in Friargate in central York. It offers a really comfortable and welcoming place for us to meet. There is a lift to the therapy room for those who have difficulty using the stairs. I offer daytime and evening appointments.
I am happy to do e-mail and Skype appointments, if you are not live locally to York.
I also practice in Haxby for those who find it more convenient.
If you wanted to explore therapy, then I would be pleased to hear from you. You can contact me by the e-mail button on the bottom right or by calling me on 07709710387.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have currently have afternoon and a limited number of evening appointments available. If you contact me I can let you know my latest availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|