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Emily Hurt BSc (Hons), MBACP, UKCP Reg

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2QA
07563 341853 07563 341853

About me

I believe that people have within themselves, the ability to realise their own best potential. However, sometimes things get in the way of us being all that we can be. For example, difficult relationships, traumatic experiences, low confidence or negative messages about ourselves can stop us living our lives to the full.

In relationship with each other, we can work together to gain insight into what has been holding you back and think about ways that can help you move towards your full potential.

You may wish to explore things like:

Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Relationship issues
Sexuality/Gender issues
Boredom or dissatisfaction

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a private practice based in Ipswich. I work with individuals on a face to face basis, and sometimes online. I can offer you a safe and confidential space where you can explore whatever might be troubling you, or stopping you from meeting your best potential in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accred. Middlesex University).
  • Advance Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accred. Middlesex University).
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accred. Middlesex University).

I have particular experience in working with the effects of Domestic Abuse, and I have been trained in working with all aspects of abuse. This includes working with less obvious forms of abuse such as emotional or coercive control.

I have in depth experience of working with issues arising from complex family dynamics. I can work with you to explore the relationships around you, and how they may be affecting you.

I am also committed to continuing my professional development, and ensure that I am up to date with the latest research from within and around the profession.

I am trained in adult and children's safeguarding, and am DBS checked.

Member organisations


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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative


My usual fee for a 50 minute counselling session is £40. I have a limited number of concession spaces which are available to those on a low income or for students. Please ask if this applies to you and to see if there are any concession spaces available.

Further information

My practice is based in Central Ipswich in an office which is comfortable and confidential. There is full wheelchair access. The practice is within easy reach of rural Suffolk, as well as North Essex. There is a pay and display car park a few minutes walk away at the Spiral. Bus routes also run very close by, and the bus station is a five minute walk away.

I am BACP Registered, and UKCP Accredited.

I also have the capability to work online if needed.

The Hub Business Centre
2, Civic Drive

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Please call me to discuss my availability. I offer weekday sessions, as well as some early evening appointments.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Emily Hurt BSc (Hons), MBACP, UKCP Reg

Emily Hurt BSc (Hons), MBACP, UKCP Reg