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My name is Emily McCoy. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, offering friendly and effective therapy for adults and young people (+16) in a private, professional and confidential setting in central Fleet and in Islington, London.
We can all face concerns and difficulties in our lives that affect us, our relationships and our work. We can be left feeling unable to cope, stuck, distressed or numb.
Counselling can make a real difference to how we think and feel about things and can help us to make the changes we want, for a happier life. It can also help us to accept things which are outside our control. People who come to counselling often find that it helps them feel more confident, more able to understand and accept themselves and better able to navigate life’s challenges.
I have experience working with adults and young people covering a wide range of issues including anxiety, anger, depression, self harm, eating disorders, low self-esteem, relationship issues, work problems, procrastination, family problems, stress, loss and bereavement.
Contacting a counsellor can feel daunting. The first step is to make contact and to have an informal conversation about how things are for you and what you hope for from counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
HE Diploma in Counselling (Distinction)
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills
Certificate in Gestalt Counselling
Transactional Analysis 101
Working with Body in Therapy
I have been working as a counsellor for over a decade; delivering thousands of sessions and seeing hundreds of individuals.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My approach to training is that I am always learning, either formally (by regularly going on courses) or informally from my clients and peers. It’s important to me that I continue to learn and grow as a professional counsellor in order to provide the most effective support possible.
I receive regular supervision for work from a qualified counselling supervisor which ensures I am working to best meet the needs of my clients. I also hold professional insurance and a full CRB clearance.
It has been a winding path to becoming a counsellor - starting with a History degree, going on to study law, moving to the civil service and finally working at an education charity. I qualified as a counsellor in 2013.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 - £70.00
Concessions offered for
A time for us to discuss what you would like from therapy and how I can help. I offer this first contact for £40 and the session is 40 minutes long.
It's important to me that therapy is not only available to high earners. This means I hold a number of sessions at a reduced rate for those who are experiencing financial difficulty. Please let me know when you make contact if you are hoping for a reduced session fee.
When I work
Sessions available Monday to Friday with some evenings.
8 week CBT programme available.