Anne Janina Murphy

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Chartered Counselling Psychologist: QCoP MA BSc BA PGCE
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Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX4 9JH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to Emerald Counselling Psychology Ltd - an independent private practice based in Halifax offering therapeutic psychological counselling for personal difficulties and mental health concerns across West Yorkshire, York and Manchester.

  • Sensitive psychological counselling that is collaborative and responsive to the individual, their personal circumstances and difficulties
  • Individual supervision
  • Short-term and long-term contracts
  • Day time and evening appointments
  • Face to Face, telephone and web-based counselling: Skype, Zoom
  • Committed to ethical and confidential counselling psychology
  • Informed in practice by the science of psychology and the philosophy of counselling psychology

Adheres to the following Codes of Practice:
• BPS (British Psychological Society)
• HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
• BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Compliant with the following regulations and legislation:
• GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations 2018) and is registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office)
• Equality Act (2010) and is disability aware, endeavouring to make reasonable and appropriate adjustments to facilitate the needs of individuals

The therapy I offer is relational and evidence informed. This means that my focus is on establishing and sustaining good counselling relationships, whilst drawing on the theories of counselling and the science of psychology to guide the work. I find that a pluralistic stance, with openness to different ways of thinking about life and its problems, offers the best way of helping my clients as they explore their concerns and shape their responses.

I aim to offer the highest level of confidentiality and to respond to clients’ needs appropriately and effectively. I am aware of the diversity within our communities and aim to provide counselling psychology that is sensitive to cultural and religious diversity and to personal individualism and difference.

I respect the ethical and professional guidelines of the BPS, HCPC and BACP. It is important to me that the standards, competencies and guidance of these codes are embedded in my working practices.

I offer a quiet, private space in which concerns and problems in living may be openly explored without judgement and undue influence.

I offer supervision to peers and trainees.

Emerald Counselling Psychology Philosophy of Practice:

  • Trusts in our human capacities for hope, regeneration and love,
  • Encourages self-reflection to enable each client to be the author and inspiration of our own lives.
  • Connects with the inner search, hopes and purposes of each client as they undertake their personal journey through counselling.
  • Offers companionship, specialist knowledge and experience in order to guide, console, protect and inspire along the way.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Registered Member of the British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Counselling Psychologist
  • Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP, BPS, Doctorate level training), MA in Counselling, BSc (Hons) Psychology, PGCE and BA (Hons)
  • Register of Applied Psychology Supervisor
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance (DBS)
  • Professional Liability Insurance Registered Data Controller with the Information Commissioners Office (IOC)
  • Counselling since 2005

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

Fees to the public are at present £70 per one hour session
Concessionary fees for those on low income £50 per one hour session
Fees for supervision are £70 per hour, and for trainee therapists £50 per hour
Fees for Organisations are agreed on referral

When I work

Day time and evening appointments are available (Monday to Friday) , Skype, Zoom and telephone sessions are available on request.

Further information


I have a special interest in bereavement and have written about the role of self-talk or inner speech as a means of helping life transitions and healing wounds following the death of someone significant to us.
I offer a form of specialist counselling for parents whose children have died.

Emerald Counselling Psychology Ltd, 10, Mayfair Avenue, Sowood, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX4 9JH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I am on the Register of Applied Psychology Supervisors (BPS) and offer supervision to peers and trainees.

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Anne Janina Murphy
Anne Janina Murphy