Emily Wheeldon

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MBACP, PG Dip in Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Bury St Edmunds IP28 & Norwich NR2
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About me

Hello, I am Emily and welcome to my profile.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and registered member of BACP. I am a trained person-centred therapist which means that I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. I also integrate elements of other psychological approaches to meet people's needs, as I believe a 'one-size-fits-all' approach is not for everyone. I offer counselling for a wide range of issues but also specialise in bereavement counselling, anxiety, stress, ecotherapy/walking therapy and counselling for people affected by cancer.

I offer face-to-face and online counselling via zoom. I also offer walking therapy outdoors. Please contact me by phone or email for details.

I am based in Suffolk and Norfolk and offer face-to-face sessions outdoors and in my counselling rooms in Bury St Edmunds, and in central Norwich. I work with adults and children of secondary age (12 years and upwards). 

About me

Caring, warm, accepting and motivating.

I offer my clients a confidential space to breathe, talk, and 'just be'.  I am very committed to offering you genuine empathic understanding, warmth, acceptance and deep respect. I will help to empower you to grow and see things more clearly.

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I currently work in private private and as a school counsellor. I used to  volunteer as a counsellor at Macmillan Cancer Care and as a listening volunteer for Cruse. I am also a qualified teacher of 25 years + and have extensive experience supporting children and teenagers. I have an enhanced DBS check and up-to-date safeguarding training. Further details can be found on my website:


Talking therapy helps us to untangle our thoughts and make sense of things and it can take time.  I can help you to heal from your past experiences and will support you to find your inner voice and freedom to be you. My business name, 'Naturally me' stems from that thought - I will support you to work out what you want and be your authentic self.

I work with a range of issues including ADHD, ASD, abuse, anxiety and panic attacks, social anxiety, bullying, health anxiety, depression, confidence issues, trauma, bereavement, loss, adjusting to and living with a health diagnosis such as cancer, life direction, family issues, relationship issues, school issues, work stress and special educational needs. We will work together to find a path which meets your needs on your journey. Most clients make great progress in between 6 and 12 sessions.

What happens next?

The first step is to arrange a free initial assessment to summarise some of the issues you wish to discuss in therapy and to get to know one another in a client-counsellor relationship. Please contact me via email or phone 07368 940271.

Walking therapy

I am offering walking therapy outdoors. Please enquire for further details.

Feel free to call or email me – I’m always happy to discuss individual circumstances and needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation course in Domestic Abuse counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Understanding Autism, Asperger's and ADHD
  • Counselling Children and Young People Diploma
  • Child protection in secondary schools safeguarding certificate
  • Masterclass in eating disorders and obesity
  • Certificate in counselling work with children and young people
  • Release stress and trauma through somatic healing
  • Reiki Level 1
  • Outdoor Therapy
  • Considerations for taking your work outdoors training
  • CAMS-care Assessment Training
  • ACE Trauma Training
  • Certificate in Online Counselling
  • ABC Level 3 certificate in counselling skills
  • ABC Level 2 certificate in counselling concepts
  • Level 2 in British Sign Language
  • Hornsby Diploma in specific learning difficulties/dyslexia
  • 1996 B.A.(Q.T.S.) Hons with Music
  • Individual member of BACP

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Coming from a teaching background, I have experience of working with children and their families with special educational needs, such as autism, dyslexia, general learning difficulties. I can support parents or carers through some of these issues.

I can deliver trauma training to organisations or individuals.

I have experience of working with clients affected by cancer and volunteered for Macmillan Cancer Care. I also supported clients through grief as a bereavement support worker for Cruse.

Therapies offered

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free initial consultation for up to 15 minutes by phone to answer any questions and to establish what you are looking for.

Counselling session fee for individuals: £60 for 50 minutes online / telephone / face-to-face.

Reduced rates for students.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday 09:00 - 20:00

Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00

Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00

Thursday 09:00 - 20:00

Friday 09:00 - 20:00

Saturday 09:00 - 18:00

Other days and times may be available on request.

Further information

My website:


Follow me on  twitter, instagram and my facebook business page.

Fornham Park, Fornham St. Genevieve, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28

Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There are disabled toilets and access to rooms on the ground floor in a relaxing environment. There is ample on-site parking and extensive facilities, making visits accessible and stress-free.

Additional languages

Can use BSL to Level 2 standard.

Online platforms



Emily Wheeldon
Emily Wheeldon