Emma Adams

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Counsellor - Individuals and Couples BA(Hons), MBACP
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Epping, CM16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified,  experienced counsellor providing therapeutic support for both adult individuals and couples.  I work from a lovely, discreet counselling room on the edge of Epping, with very easy access from Harlow, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Ongar, and Waltham Abbey.  

All of us will have been through difficult times in our lives. Sometimes it is hard to speak to family or friends about things which are deeply personal or perhaps tinged with shame, embarrassment, sadness, anger, indecision or even guilt.  I work with individuals and couples experiencing issues around relationships,  anxiety, depression, stress, bullying, domestic abuse, self-esteem, loneliness, trauma, sexual abuse, co-dependency, loss and  bereavement.

Relationship Counselling, sometimes known as couples counselling or marriage guidance, can help people work through the difficulties and problems that affect many relationships.  I have trained and worked with Relate and find that both there, and within my private practice, people usually come to couples counselling when they feel their relationship is in some sort of trouble or crisis. Emotions might range from anger, resentment and bitterness to shame, sadness or humiliation.  Some people seek support in the early stages of their relationship and others after many years.  It is not uncommon for individuals to come alone at first or to have a partner who is reluctant to attend.  I encourage an initial meeting where we can identify what might be happening and work out how to broach the idea of attendance with the other partner.  I trained and worked with Relate and have worked with many different relationship problems.

I charge £55 for individuals and £75 for couples. 

Training, qualifications & experience

About Me

I am a fully qualified counsellor, with a BA (Hons) Degree and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.​  I also hold a Level 5 Certificate in Relational Counselling obtained while training and working with Relate. 

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), meaning that I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.  This guides my counselling work, ensuring that I operate safely and ethically.  I am fully insured and qualified to work with adult clients.  ​

My approach is Integrative, meaning that I can integrate a number of methods and techniques to offer the right support for each individual.  I am able to work with both the 'here and now' but also more deeply,  looking at unconscious processes and how the past may shape the present. 

I have several years' experience within the helping professions including time with a domestic abuse charity, supporting adult survivors of physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.  I have experience within a substance misuse counselling agency, assisting those struggling with addictions.    I have also helped to manage a children and young persons mental health charity, offering 1-2-1 counselling and group work for those experiencing emotional distress.  Part of this work included counselling adolescents in schools. ​

MBACP registered number 383065

Member organisations

BACP
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

Fees

£55.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Individual sessions cost £55.  Couples sessions are £75.

I offer a limited number of discounted sessions for students and those on low incomes. 

Payment is due by the time of the session and can be made in cash or by bank transfer.

Further information

I offer weekly sessions of 1-2-1 counselling.  Each session is 50 minutes long. 

Some individuals have just a few sessions, others choose longer term support.  I have worked with some individuals for just a few weeks and others for many months.   

Once you take the decision to seek support, we will have an initial telephone conversation and if we decide to meet, our first session will be an opportunity for us to see if we feel we can work together. During our first session, we can discuss how many sessions might be required but can review this as we go along.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Couples

Key details

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