Andrea Emmerson MBACP
I work with clients facing many challenges, including anxiety, relationship issues, panic disorder, childhood and adult abuse, depression, bereavement, Post traumatic stress disorder and work issues.
We will work together helping you understand what's happening inside and how the world impacts your feelings and perspectives without the use of professional jargon!!
I describe myself as friendly a good listener, non judgmental with compassion. I provide a safe confidential private practice, and offer both long and short-term counselling.
People have questions about counselling or selecting a counsellor: When is the right time? What can it help me with? How do I find the right counsellor?
From my perspective, Counselling is a process where we can change our internal sense of self to enjoy and engage more with the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Dip HE Counselling Practice - 2009
- Certificate in Counselling Skills -2006
- Awareness and Counselling Skills Level 2 -2005
- ITA -101 (Institute of Transactional Analysis) -2010
- Dip. Couns. Suicide - 2016
- Adult Education & Teaching Award - 2016
As well as having my own practice in Chesterfield I am a Counsellor for Ashgate Hospice in the Patient and Family Support Team providing counselling for patients and their family of people who are struggling with bereavement and grief. Grief is associated with feelings of sadness, yearning, guilt, regret, and anger. I can show you effective ways to learn to cope with the stressors associated with the loss and how to manage symptoms.
I have a diploma in Suicide Awareness I support people who have been affected by Suicide and help spread the awareness by delivering 'Suicide Awareness' training courses across the country.
I have worked with sexual abuse survivors. Many adults keep this a secret well into their adult life and many find that the effect upon them has had devastating consequences not only throughout their childhood but also in their adult life with feelings of anger, low self esteem and trust issues.
I counsel people seeking support for work related issues such as stress, low self esteem depression and anxiety. Feeling stressed for a prolonged period of time can greatly affect your life, physically and mentally. You may have trouble sleeping and have a feeling of sadness. I can help you understand what may be the cause and ways you may be able to overcome it by understanding your triggers.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
A session lasts 60 minutes.
(Concessions available for students or individuals receiving benefits).
My private practice is located in a quiet safe and comfortable room.
car parking is available.
If you require disabled access please inform me and I will arrange to meet your requirements.
Daytime, Evening and weekend appointments are available.
You can contact me on 07961 601605 or via email to make an appointment to see how counselling may help you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available weekdays, evenings and weekends.
Types of client