Emma Brech PGDip (Couns) MBACP
Hello and Welcome. My name is Emma and I am a qualified integrative counsellor specialising in counselling for women. Being a woman in today's society can be enriching and exciting - but we can sometimes find ourselves feeling compromised or lost, affected by depression, frustration, abuse, or by a more intangible feeling that things are just not right.
Talking to a professional who you don't know can feel daunting at first - perhaps you are not sure that you will be heard or accepted for who you are. With this in mind, my approach is warm, open and empowering, based on a belief that you have an innate wisdom, an ability to reflect and to discover your own path through life. My role is to create a safe and accepting space; to listen carefully and sensitively; to acknowledge the painful experiences and feelings that may have blocked you in the past; and to support and validate you in making the changes that you feel are right.
I am a member of the BACP and am guided by the BACP ethical framework. I also take my own personal development seriously and engage in regular personal therapy, yoga and meditation. My practice is influenced by a number of theories which I draw on according to the needs and perpectives of my clients. They include:
- person-centred (focusing on you and the changes you want to make)
- gestalt (working creatively, linking mind and body)
- psychodynamic (valuing the relationship between past and present)
- feminist (working from an egalitarian perspective, valuing difference)
- solution-focused (thinking of practical ways to support change)
I have experience and interest in cross-cultural work and welcome diversity as an important part of my work and life.
I work within a holistic therapy centre facing Hilly Fields in Brockley, with pleasant gardens and light, comfortable, private counselling rooms. Please contact me for an initial assessment at a reduced rate; I also offer a free 10 minute phone consultation or email correspondence if you'd like to find out more before committing to a face-to-face session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (UEL)
Foundation Certificate in Art Therapy (Goldsmiths University)
WGN Training: 'Counselling and Therapeutic Interventions for Working with Women Overcoming Experiences of Violence: A Multicultural Approach' (Women and Girls Network)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Arts for Change (Roehampton University)
I have 8 years experience supporting women and families on issues relating to trauma and domestic violence.
I have 4 years experience of running a multicultural counselling/ advocacy project for Refugee Women.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£50 per hour.
£35 initial assessment session.
Free initial email consultation.
Free 10 minute initial phone consultation.
I offer some spaces for trainee counsellors at a reduced rate of £35 per hour. These are available on Friday mornings only. Please contact me for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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