Emily McArthur MNCS (Snr Accred), MBACP, Ad. Prof. Dip. PC

Emily McArthur MNCS (Snr Accred), MBACP, Ad. Prof. Dip. PC

The Cloisters
Lower Leam Street
Leamington Spa
CV31 1DJ

30 Albany Road
CV37 6PG

07764 702541

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About me

Hi, I’m Emily, a senior accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with adults and young people aged 18+.

I understand that sometimes life can feel difficult. Our relationships and the events we encounter can be challenging. They can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, stressed, angry or generally unable to cope with day-to-day life.

You may be experiencing anxiety or depression, stress in your work or personal life, have low self-esteem and self-confidence, have had a bereavement or loss, or be experiencing difficulties in a relationship. Whatever it is, I’m here to listen and help you move forward towards a positive future.

Contacting a counsellor can seem daunting. But whether you want to discuss things that are happening now, events from your past or you want to think about how to plan and shape your future, I can give you the time and space to explore your thoughts and emotions.

I'm a bereavement and loss specialist, and have experience of working with anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem and self-confidence, and relationship difficulties, among other issues. I use an integrated approach to therapy, which means I tailor every counselling session to suit you and your needs. I don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Whether your therapy is short-term or long-term, I will always work together with you to ensure you get the most out of our time together.

I have practices in Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon where I will typically meet with you on a weekly or fortnightly basis for either short or long-term counselling. I also offer telephone counselling. My practices are ideally situated for those living or working in South Warwickshire, including students at both Warwick and Coventry Universities.

To book an appointment, call me on 07764 702541.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, including depression and anxiety, relationships, low self-esteem, stress, abuse, self-harm and trauma. I have also completed specialist training in bereavement and loss.

My qualifications are:

  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad. Prof. Dip. PC)
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip. PC)
  • Foundation Course: Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills (MASC Ad. C.S.)
  • Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills
  • BA (Hons) English and European Literature

I work in accordance with the NCS Code of Ethical Practice. As part of my commitment to this I undertake regular professional training. I also hold full professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition to the areas listed above I have extensive experience in bereavement and loss and the issues that surround it. As well as working at my practices in Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon, I have worked as a bereavement counsellor for the charity Cruse Bereavement Care.


My fees are £55 for a 50 minute session. Payment can be made either by cash or card at each session.

Sessions are usually face to face and typically take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis at my practices in Leamington Spa or Stratford-upon-Avon

Telephone sessions are available.

I also offer a limited number of appointments at reduced rates for those who are working towards a counselling qualification. Please contact me to find out more

Further information

If you would like to book an appointment you can call me on 07764 702541. I offer daytime and evening appointments, subject to availability.

Please note that appointments at The Cloisters are upstairs. If you have mobility difficulties your appointment will need to be at Lifeways Therapy Centre. Just let me know when you contact me.

Maps & Directions

Leamington Spa, CV31 1DJ
Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Appointments at The Cloisters are held upstairs. If you have mobility difficulties your appointment will need to be at Lifeways Therapy Centre. Just let me know when you contact me.


Daytime and evening appointments are available. Please call to book.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults