Clifford Emmerson, Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist HGI Dip P MHGI

Clifford Emmerson, Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist HGI Dip P MHGI


01473 727 197 / 07793679489

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01473 727 197 / 07793679489

About me

Hello, I am an experienced and qualified Integrative counsellor psychotherapist, this means that I use a wide range of scientifically proven counselling styles and hypnotherapy to meet your specific needs. It is these highly skilled and professional counselling techniques,which I have practiced over the past 26 years that enables both you and I to work through your specific issues to have long lasting outcomes in the shortest time frame. I offer both short and long term counselling. With over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families working with people to overcome life challenges such as, Anxiety, Depression,Stress, Relationships problems, Anger Management issues, Addictions and Eating issues as well as many others, if there are challenges that are unique to you then this is something we can discuss and make sense of together and work through.

After many years working as a paramedic and as a health centre manager using listening skills to support my work I chose to find out more about counselling. I spent a number of years updating my qualifications and developing my learning in this area, to better understand the mind and body connection, in order to provide a holistic approach in support of my clients. It is my experience that regardless of what type of life challenges that face us, it tends to spread to all other areas of our lives, hence the counselling and hypnotherapy approach, done in a very relaxed atmosphere.

I have experience working within military and civilian settings providing support and guidance on Family problems and parenting issues (pre-birth and parenting concerns) teenagers/children/extended family, Sleep Deprivation and many more subjects.


I have vast knowledge and experience in supporting individuals who are still finding past traumas, fears or phobias troubling, and bringing them to an end, such as Abuse (all kinds), Bullying, Road Traffic Accidents(RTA's), Near Death Experiences, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Personal Life Events. Most of my clients have a sense of relief when they realise that they DO NOT have to tell their story all over again or indeed to have to talk about the event in any detail. Through using Guided Imagery and the Cognitive Rewind Technique, as recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) traumas often come to an end in a handful of sessions.

I offer evenings, weekdays and weekend appointments to fit around my client's work and childcare commitments. Within our practice we are also able to offer a male or female therapist , whichever you feel most comfortable with, it is about you the client feeling most comfortable in the sessions. Due to high number of requests for Home Visits for various reasons such as, transport problems, disability issues, social phobia or family support work this service is now available and there is no waiting list.

Previously I worked in support of the British Armed Forces and I offer counselling & trauma treatment Free of Charge to Veterans of the Armed Forces through the National Charity PTSD Resolution. So please if you know any ex-service personnel, TA personnel or Service Families who my benefit from this free service then please do not hesitae to contact me in the strictest confidence 01473 727197

Student Therapist Placements

Therapy style student placements are always welcome. HG is truly an holistic approach encompassing some many different styles of therapy as such it can be an interesting and knowledgeable experience whilst studying as a therapist to enrich your understanding and confidence, as well as discussing your own practice and business needs.

Support for Other Service Professionals in the Work Place and Home

I am aware that it may be difficult for professionals to access appropriate and confidential support because of their role, I can help you to maintain your effectiveness at work whilst supporting you to overcome your challenges. I work in confidence with other professionals such as Police, Fire Services, Ambulance staff, Social Services, Doctors, Teaching Professionals, Directors & Business Owners, CEO, HR Staff and Medical Staff.

All my work is completed in the strictest of CONFIDENCE. Our office is set in a residential setting offering a discreet service.

For a FREE initial telephone consultation contact Clifford 01473 727 197 or 07793679489.

Support for Carers:

One of the most challenging, but rewarding responsibilities is caring for a loved one. Some personal issues may be short term, others may be life long, however there is new knowledge available to manage your situation and for those you care for. Working with voluntary agencies such as Suffolk Family Carers I deliver up to date scientifically evidenced knowledge workshops:

Caring for carers
Emotional Health and Well-being
Depression toolkit programme
Understanding Stress, Anxiety and Emotional Hijacking

The information shared in these workshops are just as effective on a one to one bases, sometime more effective as it enables me to work directly with you to meet your needs and the needs of the person you care for. to explore more about this service please call me on 01473 727197.

Family Dynamics:

After many years working with families across the world helping them to reach harmony, positive communication and respect I have used these experiences to create and develope a very effective family programme known as Family Dynamics, which is growing ever popular with families in need. Family Dynamics is most effective when delivered in the family home, guiding parents where needed, step by step to change behaviours or issues. The programme is over a six week period and has the flexibility to meet all family members needs, regardless of the origin of the problems. the Family Dynamic programme has been proven to be a fast, effective and in most cases fun when making change, this is achieved through the support of my counselling and psychotherapy skills, therefore all issues can be addressed once and for all. the Family Dynamic programme is particularly effective with Pre-birth concerns, Post natal depression (PND), supporting mums and dads to enjoy their pregnancy and look forward to their baby with confidence and parenting knowledge making their personal journey one of joy and love.  To discuss the Family Dynamic programme please call Cliff on
01473 727197

The Power of Visualisation (Guided Imagery),

Sports for example:

In all areas of sports across the world professionals and non-professional sports people are turning to the power of visualisation to help them to improve their individual or team skills, their chosen subject to reach their full potential or to simply maintain their level of achievement that is satisfying for their needs. I would like to offer you the option of experiencing the highly skilled technique of Guided Imagery to help you meet your sporting needs.

Guided Imagery is equally effective in all areas of life such as:

  • relaxation
  • breathing in confidence and calm (7/11)
  • visualising success
  • stop biting fingernails
  • first driving lesson
  • pass your driving test
  • exam success
  • public speaking
  • preparation for interviews
  • starting a new job
  • starting a new school
  • starting university or college
  • learning a new skill
  • success in sports
  • get a good night's sleep
  • all fears and phobias

All other life challenges,
Should you be experiencing a specific difficulty which is not mentioned above and to enable you to access further information before you engage in therapy it is worth viewing to view our practice profile and to access further knowledge of your specific life challenge.
Contact 01473 727197

Training, qualifications & experience

Human Givens Post Graduate Diploma

Human Givens Practitioner Qualification see (find a therapist/East Anglia)

Family Links Nurturing Programme facilitator and Open College Network assessor.
Occupational, Social Welfare, Personal support OU Qualification for Service Personnel and their Families. Contact 01473 727197

Over the past 10yrs I have regularly updated my knowledge and understanding working in the subjects of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and RELATE.

Workshops include:
The biology of the Gendered Brain, Anne Moir
The Parent child Relationship from Birth to Adulthood, Miriam Chachamu
Stories that Heal, Gavin Roberts and Kate Powis
Optimising the Learning Environment, Mike Beard
Attachment Theory, Louise Moore
Referral Skills

I have an enhanced CRB check

I am one of a network of counsellors offering FREE counselling to ex-soldiers throughout the UK with the charity POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)RESOLUTION you have signs and symtoms of PTSD


Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sports Therapy using visulisation Guided Imagery (FLOW)

Working with Service Families Army, Navy and the Airforce and their extended families.

Working with Families with Special Needs or Disabilities.
Further details can be viewed on Ipswich Human Givens

I am available to provide one to one and group Relaxation therapy to help overcome and manage many of today's modern world stresses that we find ourselves affected by whether due to domestic or occupational pressures.01472 727197


Set fee. My counselling sessions are NOT charged at an hourly rate, this allows for flexibility and ensures that the counselling or therapeutic work is most effective and productive. it is the same cost for individual, couples or family work at a set fee of £65 per session. Should you require a home visit the fee is set at £85. You can also pay with credit card.

I can also put you in contact with a number of my clients who have successfully over come various problems and engaged in life to the full, in just a hand full of sessions. Due the their positive experience they are happy to talk to others about overcoming challenges.  01473 727197

Further information

I have access to Human Given therapists across the UK, and if necessary I can make a referral for you.

AS part of a team of practitioners working for Ipswich Human Givens, using the Human Givens approach, I am also able to refer clients, who may prefer a female therapist, to a colleague within the practise. You can also view our practice on

To meet the needs of individuals who have busy schedules daytime, evening or weekend appointments are offered to suit, home visits can also be arranged.

For more information or to talk to me about your particular needs please call or email for FREE initial telephone advice in the strictest of confidence.

I can also make a referral to highly skilled and fully qualified effective alternative therapies in the form of sports therapy and ACUPUNCTURE, which is proven to be at the forefront of alternative therapies, this is truly an holistic approach to meeting your needs.

I am able to provide reports as requested by the Courts, Social Services and for personal and occupational reasons.

Our office's are suitable for people with disabilities.
Parking spaces available

Maps & Directions

Ipswich, IP3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


6am to 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme