Emily Sugarman Registered MBACP (Accred)
You might be looking for help with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or worried about things that you are feeling or facing in your life. Asking someone else for help can be very difficult, and it may be hard to believe anything can improve.
If you would like a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to explore your experiences and feelings, counselling and psychotherapy could help you.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help with many life experiences including: addiction – anxiety – bereavement – child abuse – depression – difference – domestic violence – fertility issues – loss – mental illness – parenting – redundancy – relationship issues – sexual issues - stress.
Please do contact me if you have any questions you want to ask before deciding whether to make an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA from the University of St.Andrews, Scotland, a Diploma and a Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire. I also have a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling from The Albany Centre, St.Albans.
In 2019, I was awarded a Diploma in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, a movement based therapy, having trained with Gestalt therapist Ruella Frank, in New York City at the Centre for Somatic Studies. I am also currently working towards UKCP registration, having attended Edinburgh Gestalt Institute in 2018/2019, where I was awarded an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
Before setting up my private practice in 2012, I worked as a counsellor for Her Majesty’s Prison Service, for Hertfordshire NHS Trust Psychological Therapy Services, and with people struggling with substance abuse. I work with individuals of any age from early twenties up, on a short or long-term basis.
As an Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£55 per fifty minute session (£65 for the initial one hour fifteen minute consultation)
I reserve some of my spaces for low cost counselling and operate a sliding scale depending on means.