Emma Alabaster. BA (Hons), Reg.MBACP
If you are finding life difficult and need a supportive space to talk then please give me a call or send me an email.
I am a qualified therapist and I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. I believe everyone deserves to feel valued and heard.
I have a specialist interest and experience in working with clients with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome and learning difficulties.
Since I qualified I have seen many clients of all ages but especially working with young people (11-21 years) including working along side parents with parental issues.
My work is mainly face to face and one to one.
Other clients have come to me with a whole range of issues from Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Anger issues, Low self esteem.
My original learning is in person centred, it is my ethos and a way of being but my journey and how I work now can use other modalities such as creative skills to enhance my client’s experience so we can find the most appropriate experience for you.
Issues I can help with:
- social/family interactions
- low mood/ depression
- relationship with multi media/social networking/games
- low energy
- self harm
- peer groups
- cultural Issues
- relationship difficulties
- panic disorder
- anger issues
- Work related issues
I am fully trained person centred counsellor (BA Hons in Counselling) and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)and therefore I work by the BACP ethical framework and guidelines.
I receive regular supervision and continuing professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Counselling (Top-Up) (Guildford College). Awarding Institution University of Greenwich.
Post Certificate in Couples Counselling
Level 5 - Btec Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Level 3 - Btec Diploma in Developing Counselling
Level 2 - Introduction to Counselling
Level 3 - Btec Specialist Support For Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills Certificate
Specialist Training in:
Safeguarding Everyone, children, Young people, Vulnerable Adults.
Autism Audio Course.
Certificate in Makaton Beginners Course
Bereavement and loss workshop - MIND BLMK
Asperger's Awareness workshop
Tenuous Contact: Person-Centred work with Adolescents & Teenagers - Metanoia Institute
Working with People with Dementia: Making Sense of Self Workshop - Metanoia Institute
Dramatherapy: The use of Role in Therapy Workshop - Dragonfly
supporting victims of sexual violence
supporting victims of hate crime
supporting victims of homophobic and transphobic crime
supporting victims of domestic abuse
Training in understanding trauma
Training in Attachment
Monthly counselling peer group meetings MK Rogerian Group.
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Certificate of Proficiency BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
A member of the Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills Association.
I have an up-to-date enhanced disclosure certificate and I am fully insured
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
The cost of the initial assessment session is £40.00.
For counselling sessions my fee is £45.00 per session. My corporate rates per session are £60.
If you could please give me 48 hours notice that you can not attend a session either by phone or email then you will not be charged. Any cancellations that are 24 hours or less will be charged £25 per cancellation. Missed sessions without any notice will be charged at my usual full session rate.
For full information on myself and Alabaster Counselling please view my website:
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please note that I am now fully booked in my Milton Keynes practice until further notice. Please check my availability for my other practice.
Types of client