Emma Bates. Dip.Couns,
Hello, I am a qualified integrative counsellor and I work in a way that is supportive and enables us to work together to look at, explore and help resolve your struggles. By drawing across several therapeutic models when working with you ensures that I am able to meet your needs individually as everyone's experiences of life are unique.
I can offer you a warm, comfortable room that is dedicated to counselling within Ash Hill Natural Health Centre. Each appointment with me is an hour long and is a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to be heard, listened to and valued. I am able to offer evening appointments if this is preferable for you.
I work with people of all ages from 18 years old and have helped people with a wide range of issues including anxiety, bereavement, postnatal depression, trauma, panic attacks, low self esteem, relationship and family issues, trauma, sexual abuse, stress and job related stress and self harm, often feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, or experiencing unwelcome feelings and behaviours. I truly believe in the empowerment of people and in doing so believe that you are and can be the expert within your own life and in seeking what you want.
Taking that first step into finding a counsellor can be overwhelming and may be a daunting experience, so it is important that you feel comfortable with and able to trust your therapist. With this in mind our first session will be 30 minutes long and at a reduced rate for us to meet and for you to see if you would feel comfortable with us working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have always worked with people from a caring and supportive role through to coaching and empowering people whether this has been people I have supported or family, friends and colleagues. This passion for helping and progression throughout my career naturally led me to counselling and on completing the beginner level I realised this was where I wanted to be with people.
I also work in the NHS as a Practice Counsellor.
I am an individual member of the British Associsation of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have regular supersvison and I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Aim awards Lvl 5)
Diploma in Counselling (Aim awards Lvl 4)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB Lvl 3)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB Lvl 2)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I offer a 30 minute consultation for us to meet each other and for you to see if you feel that I would be the right counsellor for you. This is £10 for 30 minutes
Further appointments are an hour long and are charged at £40 an hour.
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Type of session
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