Angela Emmerson HG Dip P MHGI

Angela Emmerson HG Dip P MHGI

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About me

Making changes to our lives is something that many people like to do at the beginning of a new year for many different reasons, fears and anxieties, relationship issues, parenting and child behaviour, depression and bereavement, some of these may be a challenge, let me help by listening and giving you the support and guidance you need as they say 'a problem shared is a problem halved'.

Working together I will support you to overcome your challenges in a way that helps you to adjust comfortably, helping you to become a happy and fulfilled person. Giving you the skills you need to make changes in your life to overcome and manage your issues, I will work with you to achieve the best possible outcomes. I have supported many people over a period of 20 years to make the changes to their lives they desperately desire. Addressing the issues of anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, addictions, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, low self-esteem, self harming, poor concentration, bereavement and loss, obsessions, insomnia, weight loss and more I will listen to you and give you time and the respect you deserve instead of feeling like a number or statistic. Book a session with me and we will work together to achieve your goals.

I am an Integrative Counsellor and Human Givens Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience supporting individuals, couples, families, children and young people in various settings. Feedback from hundreds of clients is positive stating that they are feeling more relaxed, that they have new learnings and strategies to manage their issues and that the tools they have learned have had a massive impact on their lives for the better.

Supporting young people and families experiencing life challenges, family breakdown, stress and anxiety is an area of specialism for me. I will help you and your family to improve family life, to improve self esteem and concentration, reduce anxiety and angry outbursts, to stop self harming and obsessive compulsive disorders, and help you to achieve a more harmonious household.

I am currently working with families in the Suffolk area experiencing some of the challenges mentioned above, to maintain and improve relationships between children, young people, parents, step parents and partners.

I have a specialism in working with young people especially those with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ASD plus other issues. I help parents and carers to understand how they can achieve change and build self esteem, to reduce anxiety and stress.

I also provide couple counselling to support you and your partner to remain together, and mediation for separating or divorcing couples, to reduce the financial burden, when you are ready to move on. I can write reports for you for social services, family services etc if that is necessary.

I am also working with a leading national mental health charity providing support for individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, stress and depression in the Suffolk area. I am a regular contributor to local radio and I am currently providing workshops in support of carers in Suffolk about trauma, anxiety and depression.

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I am the county co-ordinator for PTSD Resolution the national charity providing free treatment to veterans of the armed forces to over come post traumatic stress disorder for more information please see

If you are a veteran of the armed forces or a family member, who feels that they would benefit from counselling due to trauma I am here to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

UEA Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Learning Mentor
Parent Support Advisor Qualifications with Children's Workforce Development Counsel
Enhanced CRB Checked

Since qualifying I have attended continuous professional development, to maintain my effectiveness and comply with regulation

Safeguarding Training levels 1 and 2

I am Enhanced CRB checked

I have been practising since 2003 in various locations ie UK with private clients
and in Germany with individuals and families of serving, and civilian employees of the Ministry of Defence.

I am one of 250 therapists working nationwide with the charity PTSD Resolution, Who help veterans of the armed forces to overcome Post Traumatic Stress. FREE OF CHARGE!

I am also a counsellor working in partnership with the Red Poppy company supporting individuals working for the services.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Body Image Dis Morphia
Please see for digital downloads to overcome fears and phobias and learn new relaxation techniques.

Photos & videos

  • Human Givens Supervisors Qualification
  • Appzaps
  • Raising Awareness of Appzaps Digital Downloads
  • Raising Awareness and funds for PTSD Resolution
  • Suffolk Family Carers Training
  • Raising Awareness and funds for PTSD Resolution
  • Delivering Training in Ipswich
  • Raising Awareness and funds for PTSD Resolution
  • Raising Awareness and funds for PTSD Resolution
  • Presenting for PTSD Resolution
  • Presenting to Healthy Ambitions Suffolk
  • Raising Awareness and funds for PTSD Resolution


Many clients notice a change in as few as 4-6 sessions, please also be aware that sessions are not timed which allows the client to 'tell their story' without the added pressure of building up huge bills in these difficult financial times. Sessions are charged at £55 for an office visit or £65 for a home visit within Ipswich, in special circumstances a reduction in charges may be arranged.

Geographical and transport challenges can be discussed.

Cancellation Policy:
I have had to take the difficult decision to instigate a cancellation policy. All appointments may be rearranged without charge if given enough notice.Please contact me for more details.

I also develop and deliver training to meet the needs of fellow professionals and the wider community, please see Parenting Programmes can be arranged on request. Cost to be discussed. Reports for Family Court Proceedings, Child In Need or CAF meetings etc can also be provided to individuals costs to be discussed.

Further information

Testimonials from clients who were asked the question - During the therapy what stood out as being of particular use to you?

Client A (male) Presenting Issue: Breakdown of marriage and work related stress

'The relaxation techniques and Guided imagery were of huge benefit. Learning to focus on the positives in my life also helped me to change. Also, the relaxing manner of the counsellor were of great help'. 4 sessions

Client B (Female) Presenting Issue: Self Harming 15yr old Daughter 'Taking time to listen and teaching me coping stratgies. Working with us as a family to discuss and work on improving our relationships. Listening to my daughter and helping her to get her needs met'. 8 sessions

Client C (Female) Presenting Issue: Sexual Abuse and Relationship difficulties:

'I felt that Angela was able to listen attentively and was able to offer very constructive advice. The relaxation techniques were lovely. It's nice that the sessions finished in a calm way, without the abrupt ending that timed sessions give'. 10 sessions

Client D (Male) Presenting Issue: Bereavement
'This has been the most challenging time in my life losing my wife has been devastating, with Angela's help I have found a peace and I am starting to feel I have a life after my loss' 8 sessions

Client E (Female) Presenting Issue: Over Active Bladder and Anxiety
'Everything we talked about had some positive effect. Thank you for giving me my life back' 9 sessions

Client F (Male) Presenting Issue: Low Self Esteem
'I am feeling so good now, the stars are within my reach! I started off feeling so low, what was the point, now I'm like a firework, buzzing with energy, the hypnosis should be bottled instead of anti depressants, everyone should try it' 5 sessions

Client G (Female) Presenting Issue: Anxiety and Self Doubt
'I can't stop smiling, the little voice inside my head has gone and I am calmer and more in control. I am making changes to my life and I feel so light, the heavy burden of self doubt has finally left me. Thank you' 3 sessions

Free telephone advice on the service we deliver is available. 07597668871 or 01473 727197

We have access to Human Given therapists across the UK, and if requested we can make a referral for you.

Maps & Directions

Ipswich, IP3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


I offer day time & evening appointments up to 7pm, & weekend appointments. My counselling rooms are easily accessible from the A14, though I will travel to you if that is more convenient.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a qualified Human Givens Supervisor.

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