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About me

Hello, my name's Emma. I am an experienced, fully qualified, BACP registered counsellor working in private practice in Aberystwyth.

Professional training and experience:

Originally trained in psychodynamic counselling, with an emphasis on unconscious processes and early childhood experiences, I have become more integrative over time. I use a combination of approaches, including solution focussed techniques, Psychodynamic therapy, Gestalt therapy, person centred counselling, coaching and CBT techniques, tailor made to what works best for you.

Working style:

I am friendly and relatable, believing that the relationship between therapist and client is fundamental to healing and positive change. I work collaboratively, offering emotional support and helping you gain more control of your life. I will not judge you or tell you what to do. Instead I will listen, reflect back and ask questions, helping you to achieve greater clarity, understanding and empowering you to overcome the difficulties you are facing.

Areas of interest:

Experienced in working with a wide range of emotional problems, I am particularly interested in issues surrounding family and relationships, sexuality, negative thinking, anxiety and low self esteem. Having recently become a mother, I am also passionate about working with women and men who are struggling with problems related to parenthood, pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal depression. It can be such a wonderful yet stressful time with so many changes and pressures and I feel it is so important to have a safe space to talk and get the support you need.

Getting started:

Please phone or email me if you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:

  • Psychosexual studies (Certificate of attendance, Tavistock relationships 2021)
  • Certificate in working with couples and other relationships (The Grove Practice, London 2020)
  • Certificate in CBT skills (The Grove practice, London 2016)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling (WPF Therapy, London 2014)
  • Diploma in counselling skills (WPF Therapy, London 2011)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Mary Ward Centre, London, 2009)

Additional training:

  • Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients
  • Living with mortality
  • Depression
  • Working with the suicidal client
  • Addiction
  • Working with OCD
  • Betrayal and the couple
  • Working with adults who were sexually abused as children
  • Bereavement counselling

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As previously mentioned, I offer support to mums and dads who are struggling with issues surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, birth trauma, postnatal depression, and fertility issues. I also work with loss and separation, bereavement, sexuality, relationship/family issues, anxiety and low self esteem.

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

50 minute sessions are priced at £50.00

If you would like to start having counselling but are concerned you cannot afford it, please let me know. Concessionary rates may be available.

When I work

I offer flexible session times. Please contact me directly to enquire about current availability.

Further information

I am now offering both face to face and online counselling via Skype, Zoom etc. Please get in touch if you'd like to know more.

3 Powell Street, Aberystwyth, Sir Ceredigion, SY23 1QQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

English and Spanish

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