Emma Bagnall PG Dip (Psych.), FPC, MBACP
IN-PERSON & ONLINE SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Key experience: Anxiety / Guilt / Loneliness / Shame / Envy
Feeling neglected or inadequately supported growing up can lead to many difficulties in later life. It might have already led to an unsatisfying education, or employment that denies you the opportunity to express your talent, intellect or creativity. This might have led to feelings of inadequacy and resentment.
Perhaps your partnerships tend to become unbalanced, and you end up caring or working harder than the other, or friendships start very well, but end up going wrong. Relationships with family member(s) might also take on an intensity or involve a need for you to please them, perhaps stirred up by guilt and anxiety.
It is possible for these issues to change. Talking about your experiences and your emotions can help you to understand why you have chosen the job you are in, and how it makes you feel. This can help you make decisions about current and future employment, with greater confidence.
Therapy can help you to understand the difficulties that arise in your relationships, and help you to communicate better. Therapy often reveals patterns of unhelpful behaviour towards relatives and friends, and this knowledge can help you to stop getting caught up in unhealthy exchanges and repeating difficulties.
Therapy involves you meeting with me at the same time every week for 50 minutes. I won’t advise you, or give you directions. Instead, I will listen to what you say and reflect back to you patterns, habits and behaviour that you are not aware of, along with feelings that emerge. All of this might seem unusual, but it has the potential to improve your awareness, your sense of self and your impact on others, and the world around you, and to enable you to manage your anxiety and depression.
If you feel ready to start therapy, your first step is to email me to arrange an initial consultation. This gives you the chance to find out whether I am someone you can comfortably talk to, and feel safe with. It is helpful if you let me have a brief outline of what is troubling you, and what you are seeking from therapy. I will confirm our arrangement in an e-mail. We will then meet at my consulting room - a safe, comfortable (well-ventilated) space in which we can work together. The setting is at all times private and confidential, as is all communication between us. Then, if you decide you would like to proceed with therapy, we will fix a time to meet each week for 50 minutes.
I know beginning therapy might feel daunting, but it can be a relief knowing that your appointment is set up, and therapy is about to begin.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have undertaken a rigorous academic and clinical training at WPF Therapy - one of the most respected psychotherapy institutions in the UK.
I am a registered member of:
- The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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.
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
From £65.00 to £120.00
Concessions offered for
The fee for an initial consultation is £80. The fee for ongoing therapy sessions is based on a sliding scale.
I offer a FREE initial telephone call.
Please feel free to email me with any queries or worries. Your message will be treated in the strictest confidence. I look forward to hearing from you.