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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 BACP
  • 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 BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical framework for good practise in psychotherapy and counselling professions. I am committed to furthering her professional development.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Braintree

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.

Witham

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.

Availability

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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

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 .

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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Emily Sands MBACP Video Face to face Phone calls

Emily Sands MBACP Video Face to face Phone calls