Emma Azzopardi - Psychotherapist (MSc. Psych, CTA, PGDip)
Relational Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples
The quality of the relationship between you and your therapist is the cornerstone of successful therapy. My focus at the outset is to understand what may be causing difficulty for the client and to see if I might be somebody who the client can relate to. This is important in building trust between us. I work with many conditions and concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, addiction, relationship difficulties, trauma and identity issues.
Whether you are young or old, a couple or an individual, I offer a confidential, support and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings. I have a Psychodynamic approach to therapy. I draw upon Transactional Analysis and psychoanalytical ideas, with a particular focus on a relational approach to gently reveal insights and understanding as to why you do what you do and ways in which to move beyond painful and repetitive experiences.
I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and welcome individuals and couples of all cultures and sexualities. I abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP - Membership Number 772529
MSc. Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Certified Transactional Analysis - European Association of Transactional Analysis
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Trained in Working with Addictions, Couples and Group Therapy. I offer supervision to trainees too.
My work includes long and short-term psychotherapy within private practice and the NHS with a range of issues, including but not limited to: relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sexual issues and bereavement.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist in Relational Transactional Analysis from the Metanoia Institute London; one of the UK's leading training institutions, with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence.
Before setting up in private practice, I worked as a counsellor at a bereavement service in an inner London borough for 3 years.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals: 50 minute, one-to-one sessions
Couples: 60 minute sessions
Supervision: 50 minute, one-to-one sessions or group on request.
Prices available on request
Additionally, I work within Organisations as an Organisational Development consultant. This experience enables me to understand the challenges facing those who work within them and how to help them to approach and overcome them.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently, I offer weekday evening and weekend appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|