My name is Emily McCoy. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, offering effective therapy for adults and young people in a private, professional and confidential setting in central Fleet.
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
In addition to my years working privately, I have extensive experience working with young people through time counselling at a boarding school and within a Sixth Form College. I have also worked within local council services offering therapy to new parents.
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.
You are in safe hands.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
First session - £30.
I am currently only offering therapy via Zoom - online sessions are £55. When face-to-face sessions are possible the cost per session is £60. Payment is made each session by either cash or cheque. CBT sessions can be longer in which case the fee increases. If you are unable to pay my normal rate then please discuss this with me when you get in touch.
In-person sessions are held in a private and safe room within Fleet Osteopathic Centre, 6 Kings Road, Fleet, GU51 3AD. There is a waiting area and toilet facilities are available. I also offer online counselling.
Nearby free parking is available on Pinewood Hill for up to two hours. Fleet mainline station is under ten minutes walk away.
Please note that my counselling room is located on the second floor of the building. Unfortunately, there is no lift available. This means there is limited access for disabled clients.
Sessions available Monday to Friday with some evenings. All therapy offered is currently online via Zoom or by phone.
Online counselling available for clients not living locally.
8 week CBT programme available for £495.