Emma Bourquin

Belfast
Antrim
BT9

07712 736387

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Belfast
Antrim
BT9

07712 736387

About me

Life can be challenging and at times we can all feel in need of support. Counselling gives you the space to explore feelings and reflect upon your life in a safe confidential and non-judgemental environment.  I use various approaches, as well as drawing in my vast experience in mental health and wellbeing in order to support you in finding solutions to current challenges while also respecting your life choices. I also have experience in working with individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

First steps:

First contact me through telephone or email and arrange an initial session at a time that suits you. The first session will usually last 50-60minites and will involve some discussion about what the counselling process involves. You will have the opportunity to share what you hope to achieve from counselling and your current circumstances. If you feel that you would like to continue with counselling then we can arrange another appointment and take it from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

2005: Bsc (Honours) Applied Psychology (University of Ulster) 2:1

2012: Diploma in Counselling (University of Ulster) - with Commendation

2017: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care (Adults Management) City and Guilds

I have worked for 9 years in mental health and wellbeing facilitating therapeutic group work, as well as individual support. Through this work and through life experience I have developed an understanding of the impact of mental illness and emotional distress and supporting individuals in overcoming these challenges.

During this time I have taken part in continuous training including Applied Suicide intervention, Keeping adults safe and child protection, coaching and mentoring, Grief Trauma and the Helping relationship, Introduction to Reminiscence and Life Story work.

Prior to working in mental health, I worked with children with autism both in home, school and community settings. I have experience of family work and have also worked as a counsellor to individuals who have a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder. I have a great understanding and empathy for individuals who have autism and their families.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£35 per session. Each session will be 50-60minutes long and there is usually one session per week.

There may be concessionary rates for students or individuals with a low income.

Maps & Directions

Belfast, BT9

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Flexible to suit different lifestyles. Some evening and weekend availability.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults