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Dip HE, MBACP MA (Oxon)

About me

My name is Emily McCoy. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, offering effective therapy for adults and young people (+16) 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.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Additional information

First session - £30.

I am currently only offering therapy via Zoom (£55) and in-person (£60). 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.

When I work

Sessions available Monday to Friday with some evenings. All therapy offered is currently online via Zoom or by phone.

Further information

Online counselling available for clients not living locally.

8 week CBT programme available for £495.

6 Kings Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3AD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults