Emily Heseltine Registered MBACP. Adults, Young people/Teenagers
Hello and welcome to my profile. I appreciate that making that first step in looking for and choosing a counsellor can feel quite daunting and is a very personal thing. There are many different approaches to counselling and it's important to get the right fit for you. It might be helpful if I say a little bit about me and the way I work.
I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor offering both short and long-term counselling in Seaford. I work with both adults and young people/teenagers age 12+ who may be experiencing a variety of issues. Currently I can offer face to face, online or telephone sessions.
My interest in counselling developed from seeking the support I needed as a young adult and throughout many challenging situations I have faced in my life since. This has given me true insight into myself and others and a belief in the healing potential of a trusting relationship between two human beings.
How can my counselling approach be helpful ?
I believe people have the ability to find their own way through life, but there are times where having some support and acknowledgement of what you are going through is needed to help find that way. At times in our life we can struggle to make sense of things or see a clear way forward and I appreciate that it can sometimes feel difficult to open up to family or friends for fear of feeling judged or being offered unhelpful advice. This can can hold us back from being able to freely express our genuine thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
My faith in the Person-Centred philosophy means that I trust that you know yourself better than than anyone else does. My warm and empathic nature allows me to offer a safe and supportive space where I will invite you, at your own pace, to open up about things that are troubling you. My human to human approach means I will work collaboratively with you, so together we can look at the different things that may impact on how you are and what you do. Some of the most common problems counselling can help with are:
- Anxiety & stress
- Panic & fear
- Relationship difficulties
- Feeling depressed
- Low self-esteem
- Anger, frustration
- Sadness, grief & loss
My role is not to offer you my advice or make my own assumptions or judgements about your experience, however I will bring my knowledge and experience to help you make connections with all aspects of your-self, so that with this understanding you can make changes and choices in your life that are best for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Degree in Person-Centred Counselling, University of Brighton.
Level 1 & 2 certificate in counselling.
As part of my commitment to my on-going development, I attend CPD courses, some of the specific areas I have studied are:
- working creatively with children and young people
- working with anxious teenagers
- loss and bereavement
- relating in depth
- setting goals in counselling
- neuroscience (mind and body connections and the way our brains work).
Present - Working in private practice with adults and young people age 12+ with a a diverse range of issues, on a one to one basis, at 'The House Psychotherapy and Counselling centre' in Seaford, East Sussex.
Present - Volunteer bereavement counsellor with the 'Seahorses' at St Wilfrids hospice in Eastbourne, working with children and young people age 6 -18.
Previous - Counselling placement experience working in a residential school with young people age 9-18 with a range of complex, social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). This means I am trained and qualified to a required standard and abide by their code of ethics and framework of good practice.
I am covered by professional liability insurance and enhanced DBS checked.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Introductory session- £25.00
I offer a shorter 40 minute introductory session at a reduced rate so we have the chance to meet and for you to get a feel for how it might be working with me. After exploring what brings you to counselling I will have a clearer idea if I think I can help. There is no obligation to continue after this session.
Subsequent sessions - £40.00
Sessions usually last 60 minutes and take place at an agreed time each week. However it may be that 50 minutes is more suitable for some young people - this can be discussed in the first session.
I offer both short and long term therapy - the number of sessions will vary according to your needs.
I offer a limited number of contracts at a negotiated, reduced rate dependent on a persons circumstances.
If you have any further questions or would like to contact me to arrange an introductory session, I welcome enquiries via phone, text or email. (I aim to respond to email enquiries within 24 hours).