Emily Knill Counsellor MBACP Adv Dip Couns
The fact you are reading this indicates that there is something you want to change, be it a feeling, relationship, issue or behaviour. Counselling can feel like an unknown and taking the time to talk about yourself can feel very strange at first.
I offer a warm welcome and encourage you to have that space, to take that time and to be properly listened to. I see us building a good client/counsellor relationship as the key, you need trust and confidence in order to say those things on your mind. There is nothing wrong with a good sense of humour either!
It may be that you want to offload, or to set yourself goals or to look at a specific issue in your life. Maybe you have no idea what you need and looking at your needs is a great place to begin. Everyone is different and I tailor sessions to individual issues and circumstance.
Counselling can be challenging and emotional but it can also be exciting and rewarding, particularly if you can learn about yourself and implement change.
I see clients at my therapy room in the centre of Exeter.
Training, qualifications & experience
I see a mixture of clients from a variety of backgrounds and with an array of issues including : anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief, and relationship issues. There is not one 'type' of person that comes to counselling. People can have issues that they need help with whatever their age, gender or background.
Currently, alongside my private client work,I am a specialist mental health mentor for students with anxiety at Exeter and Plymouth University.
I have worked with a number of parents.The impact being a parent has on relationships, lifestyle, the changes it makes and the issues it brings. I have worked with clients at a local Children Centre around areas of postnatal depression, stress, anxiety, work life balance, impact on relationships.
I have also worked with carers. Predominantly those who have parents or partners with needs, but also parents who have children with additional needs. These people of course not only bring issues regarding their caring role such as: change in the dynamics to their relationship, loss, self esteem, stress to name but a few, but a whole host of other issues in their life past and present.
In addition, I have worked with a number of clients feeling stressed by their involvement in legal proceedings regarding their children or partner.
- 2 year Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling Iron Mill Exeter
- Certificate in Counselling Iron Mill Exeter
- TA 101 Certificate Iron Mill College Exeter
- Level 3 Safeguarding Certificate
- DBS check for children and adults
- Bar Vocational Course (UWE)
- Post graduate Diploma in Law (UWE)
- BA English and Drama (University of Hull)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
I charge between £35-50 per hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I see clients mainly during office hours but I do have some evening appointments. I often do not answer my phone if I am with a client but leave a message and I will always get back to you.
Types of client