Emily White - Psychotherapist, Group Therapist, Counsellor
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, practising both privately and within the third sector. I run my private practice from a quiet room in the borough of Hackney, London.
I work with individuals and couples, as well as running therapy groups. I offer both time-limited counselling (typically around 12 sessions) and longer-term, open-ended therapy. Sessions are 50 minutes each, either weekly or twice-weekly depending on your preference. I work with adults and young people (16+ years old).
Therapy gives you the unusual opportunity to express your private thoughts and feelings spontaneously, uncensored, and without risk or judgement. Within a confidential, therapeutic space, you can explore these parts of yourself truthfully with another.
The therapist is there to listen to you, without a personal agenda, and help deepen your insight into your subjective experience. This exceptional form of human contact enables you to understand yourself better – your thoughts, emotions and behaviour – and begin to change.
Clients have described this process as revealing, empowering, liberating and transformative.
A growing body of research into successful therapy has shown that a good relationship between client and therapist is the essential factor. This relationship is at the heart of Relational Transactional Analysis, the theoretical school in which I am trained. In an atmosphere of safety, clients can explore and confront difficult feelings and experiences and gain the confidence that they will survive them.
At times, I will use our relationship to help you understand other relationships in your life, past and present. Some of our work together will focus on the here-and-now. At other times, we may explore how past experiences affect you in the present. You can expect the sessions to be client-led and collaborative - they may at times be challenging, but you are always in control of what you share.
My experience has taught me that each person’s therapeutic needs differ. I therefore work flexibly and creatively, tailoring my approach to what you need from the work. I draw upon a variety of disciplines and therapeutic tools: I incorporate elements of body psychotherapy and mindfulness, paying attention to your somatic (physical) experiences, as well as to your thoughts and feelings; I adopt techniques from the creative therapies, such as art or drama therapy, as tools for exploring painful experiences from a safe distance; I am also heavily influenced by the person-centred tradition, which emphasises congruence, non-judgement and empathy as the core conditions of the therapeutic relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an MSc and Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling, and a Foundation Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills. I trained at the Metanoia Institute one of the leading clinical and academic institutions for psychotherapy in the UK.
I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I abide by their ethical framework. I am therefore committed to my own personal development as a practitioner: I attend regular clinical supervision and CPD to support my work. I am also a member of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) and Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR).
I have worked with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds, across a variety of settings, including at the Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, Refugee Council, Highbury Counselling Centre, Room to Heal and Centrepoint.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues related to gender, sexuality or identity
Rates are on a sliding scale from £60-£80, dependent on income. All initial consultations are £55.
Rates are on a sliding scale from £90-£110, dependent on joint income. All initial consultations are £75.
If you would like to arrange an initial assessment, please email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07706 886 207.
In this session we will explore what has brought you to therapy and what you hope to get out of it. You will have the opportunity to ask me questions and think about whether therapy would benefit you at this time. Crucially, the session will enable you to discover whether you are comfortable with me.
All contact is with me directly and any messages are kept confidential, so please feel free to leave a voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as I can. There is no obligation to commit to ongoing therapy after the initial meeting.