Emma Starck psychotherapist UKCP (Skype option)
Counselling is valuable for everyone at some point in their lives. I am an attachment-based psychoanalytical psychotherapist with 15 years experience in full time practice. It is always important to establish a good relationship with your therapist/ counsellor so please feel free to email me or phone if you have any queries before your initial session.
I have a background teaching physics in high school. Observing how emotional distress affects all areas of a childs' life led me into the field of psychology. It was clear that emotional blocks in children affected their ability to concentrate in class which in turn meant they were not achieving their full potential. This also resonated with my own experience as a child and I felt compelled to find out more about myself through having my own personal counselling and therapy. I have found the experiences of self discovery valuable and essential; I hope that I can inspire others to learn about their true self which is sometimes hidden from the world.
I have a young son and work part time as a psychotherapist to adolescents, individuals and couples. I teach new therapists how to apply Attachment Theory to Clinical Practice and also give seminars on Attachment and Dissociative Disorders.
I am always keen to expand my own knowledge and completed a Play and Creative Arts Therapy Course in 2010 with Lila. I believe creativity is a key element of a fulfilled and authentic life. In 2013 I completed a Jungian Supervision Training. I have attended several family constellation groups from 2013 until 2019. I have found all the types of therapy beneficial in different ways for different people and there is a richness and also a comfort in recognising the similarities between the many different approaches to psychological problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a psychotherapist at the The Bowlby Centre, which emphasises the importance of early attachments in our life. I have experience with a wide range of clients. Both female and male, gay and straight, clients of different ages, clients of different races and with different ethnicity. I also have a training in Play and the Creative Arts Therapies from the Lila Institute, I use sand tray therapy in conjunction with talking therapy to help our unconscious shadow side emerge, which is important for individuation.
Before my career as a counsellor I completed a degree in Mechanical & Structural Engineering and a PGCE in Physics teaching, and taught physics for 10 years in secondary schools in Sussex and London. I enjoy teaching and enjoy quantum physics, but I find the emotional and spiritual side of people the most fascinating and feel priviliged that I can help people to develop these parts of themselves.
I am also a supervisor to qualified and trainee therapists and have completed the supervision training course at the Jungian Society of Analytical Psychology.
I'm currently training with The Centre for Systemic Constellations, which helps individuals to understand how dynamics from their ancestral past still affects them today. And then guides them to a place where past traumas can be mourned and integrated, which in turn helps people feel more at peace with their fate and hand back any burdens of past relatives to where they belong.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
My fee for supervision is £50 per session
My fee for individuals is £45 per session
My fee for couple sessions is £60 per session
I accept cash, cheques or transfer to my bank account, sorry no debit/ credit cards.
I offer Skype sessions which are a great way to connect when life is very busy and travelling to sessions can often treble the actual time needed for a one hour session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am attachment-based supervisor.