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About me

Hi, I'm Emily, a person-centred counsellor working in Kendal.  I'd like to invite you to join me in the building of a trusting therapeutic relationship where we can work together to consider and reflect on the challenges or changes that brought you here today.  During our sessions we will move at your pace, taking our time in a place where your voice will be heard, respected and valued.  I work in an empathic manner and without judgement offering genuine, felt responses.

I feel at ease both inside and within nature and thus offer both to you.  We can have sessions in a therapy room or on a walk, I will be guided by you and where feels right for you. 

In our first meeting we will talk about what may have led you to counselling and think about what you might want the outcome of our sessions to be.  We will spend time going through the therapeutic contract, thinking about confidentiality and privacy as well as how often you would like our sessions.  I welcome any questions before you start counselling, at the onset and through our time together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (person-centred). This course was adult focused. I am currently completing a Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People. I have a private practice, work as a primary school counsellor as well as a counsellor for a mental health charity.  

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


Additional information

My fees are £40 per hour.  I offer a £20, 30 minute initial consultation.

Kendal, Cumbria, LA9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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