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
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Post Graduate Diploma & Msc Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health - Kings College London
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.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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
Currently, I offer weekday and evening appointments.
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.
I am also pursuing additional professional studies in Neuroscience and Psychology in Mental Health.