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(Adv. Dip MBACP)

About me

Deciding to embark on therapy requires courage; it's the first step towards resolving problems you may be experiencing and can lead to restoring your emotional sense of well-being. My practice is open to anyone who needs to give space, time and attention to anything that may be troubling them.  I work compassionately in a relaxed but focused manner which allows us to explore what is challenging and to how to cope with, understand further or make changes in life.

Finding the right therapist can be daunting and on this I advise to go with your gut instinct or simply a 'sense' of imagining you can talk to that person.

As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work following the BACP ethical guidelines which ensure confidentiality and I am committed to the development of every client’s well-being. I do not apply a "one size fits all" approach as I create a tailored programme of therapy sessions to suit each individual’s specific needs.

In addition to my therapeutic training, I am a trained yoga teacher. I have a deep interest in mindfulness and meditation and, by exploring these disciplines, I have been able to develop my understanding of how the mind and body affect each other on many levels.

Recent Testimonials:

'Having struggled with depression and anxiety for years, I eventually hit rock bottom after a traumatic life experience and sought help from Emily. At this stage I thought no one would be able to help me. Since starting therapy with Emily, I have more of an understanding into my mental health and am building coping strategies which I can incorporate into every day life. She provides a warm and welcoming space in which to explore your mind and it's complexity and I have gained so much from our sessions, and know I will continue to do so in the future'. Amy, Nov 2018

'I approached therapy from something of a skeptical perspective but my first session with Emily completely changed my mind. Emily tailors the sessions using a variety of methods, but at no point did I feel analysed, judged or anything of the sort. I found myself easily able to speak the things on my mind while she listened, prompted and offered helpful insights. Over the course of several months together she’s helped me get to the bottom of a number of issues that have been troubling me and my outlook has improved considerably. I’m now more able to identify unhelpful thoughts and patterns of behaviour and address them constructively. As a result I’m finally sleeping better, I’m more focussed at work, and I’m building on my confidence day by day.'   James N, Dec 2019

"Therapy with Emily is not like being spoon-fed a self-help book. Rather than feeling like I am just talking about my problems, the sessions have provided me with a set of tools and a deep understanding of my own capabilities to weave into my daily life and way of thinking. She has helped me regain stable ground under my feet, and from the start she has encouraged me to set my own goals while providing invaluable assistance along the way. Would highly recommend! Thank you Emily." Hanne April 2020

Training, qualifications & experience

Humanistic Integrative Counselling; Advanced Diploma, CPPD 2016

Member organisations

BACP

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

Additional information

free 20 minute phone consultation

rates: £75 assessment, £100 sessions thereafter.

When I work

only online and telephone counselling available

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Emily Atherton

Emily Atherton