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About me

Hello I am Emily, a full-time qualified Counsellor, and avid advocate of emotional and psychological wellbeing. My approach to my sessions is a relaxed and caring style, which in turn aims to support you, the client, in understanding your thoughts and feelings. I work with a series of issues including anxiety, bullying, bereavement, confidence, depression, self-esteem and relationship difficulties.

Hopefully helping you to develop a set of tools to enhance your quality of life and self-worth, allowing you to deal with future events,and giving you better insight.

How can counselling help you?

My core approach to therapy is person-centred. This style of counselling is relaxed and puts you, the client, at the heart of the process and lets you set your own speed. This allows you to feel more at ease by setting it at a pace you are comfortable with. The therapeutic relationship is based on confidentiality and mutual respect in the sessions. I will provide you with a warm, welcoming and non-judgmental space to explore difficult beliefs that may, at times, be extremely painful.

The emphasis of my work is to provide a safe space, allowing you to talk about all issues, be they historical or current, which may be affecting the way in which you carry out your everyday lives. This may cause stress, anxiety and fixed patterns of thought. Having counselling can enable you to make small changes and for these changes to build into positive changes, allowing for progression.

To make the first step contact myself via email, phone or text on 07880 613282. We can then set up an initial session, where we can discuss what you would like to get from counselling. If after the initial appointment you wish to continue we can book further appointments. Working together at a pace/time that will work for yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a therapist I have undertaken different courses. I will continue to complete theses as a part of my develop as a therapist, enabling me to support my clients in many areas.

  • BA Hons in Person Centered Therapy
  • BTEC level 3 in Counselling Skills
  • Safeguarding training
  • Creative therapy training
  • Certificate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) certificate
  • Working with Couples certificate

I am also

  • A member of Ncs 
  • Hold ICO certificate
  • Full DBS checked
  • Full insured

I will work at the pace of clients and with what you bring to the sessions. I have experience in mental health, working in childcare settings and children’s homes, this includes the managing and running of both settings.

I also have experience working for charitable organisations, private practice.

I am registered with the NCS ( National Counselling Society ) and abide by their ethical framework for good practise in psychotherapy and counselling professions. I am committed to furthering her professional development.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information


Individuals: £40 per session (50 Minute session) children, adolescents and adults.

Families: £60 Per session (60 Minute session) this could be couples or family members.


Individuals: £ 40 per session (50 Minute session) children adolescents and adults.

Families: £50 Per session (60 Minute session) this could be couples or family members.

When I work

Please call or text me, i will return your call or text if i am unavailable

Further information

I hold qualifications in Child Care level 4 NVQ and also in managing and working with those with mental health needs.

At this time i am offering as stated phone calls , please contact me for any information.

Braintree, Essex, CM7

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

i also offer phone contact for appointments these often offer people the chance to attend in comfort of their home , home vists can also be made .

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