Emily Cunningham

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Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and a warm welcome to my profile page. Your wellbeing is at the centre of my practice, and I aim to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for working through any problems or issues you may be facing. 

I specialise in (but not restricted to) bereavement, loss, anxiety, trauma, work issues, low self-worth, relationship issues, depression, panic disorder, feeling sad and family issues.

I understand how difficult starting counselling can be and will hope to answer any questions you have.  I am here to provide a calm space to explore with you what is going on in your life, whether or not you know what might have brought you to this point.

My role is not to diagnose, advise or tell you what to do. My role is to support and help you explore and understand what you're struggling with. We will work together to find out what it is you wish to change and how you can make those changes.

During counselling I focus on the individual as a whole. I encourage you to explore your feelings and understand your thoughts and actions with an emphasis on developing your self-awareness. Our counselling relationship is essentially one of mutual trust and respect.

As well as my private practice, I also volunteer at a leading mental health charity.  

I offer face to face weekly counselling sessions for adults in the Thame area. I also offer counselling online and if you have a preference for working in this way, we can discuss this at an initial assessment session. Each session lasts 50 minutes. The work can be short-term or longer-term open-ended therapy with regular reviews to check that the counselling is meeting your needs.

Using an integrative model to counselling practice I include a humanistic approach which aims to foster and develop a therapeutic relationship within a non-judgemental and empathic space. I adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s ethical framework, ensuring safety and confidentiality throughout our work together.

There are some misconceptions about what happens in counselling and for some there is a fear that if you don’t know what is ‘wrong’ then attending counselling won’t help. This isn't the case, there doesn't need to be a ‘reason’. If you don’t feel ‘right’, then talking things through will give you the space to gain some clarity on your feelings.

Sometimes it is hard to make sense of things by yourself or to gain perspective from talking to friends and family. Taking time to tell your story within a non-judgemental therapeutic relationship can bring clarity and empowerment, enabling you to discover new ways of managing life’s challenges.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Counselling skills
  • Cruse Bereavement Foundation Course
  • Cruse Bereavement Children and Young Person foundation Course
  • Counselling Tutor Online and Telephone Counselling

Member organisations

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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£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Zoom or telephone £55 for 50 min sessions.

Face-to-face £55 for 50 min sessions.

Concessions available on request.

When I work

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Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Emily Cunningham
Emily Cunningham