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, person centred counselling, coaching and CBT techniques, tailor made to what works best for you.
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.
Please phone or email me if you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 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)
- Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients
- Living with mortality
- Working with the suicidal client
- Working with OCD
- Betrayal and the couple
- Working with adults who were sexually abused as children
- Bereavement counselling
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As previously mentioned, I also offer support to mums and dads who are struggling with issues surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, birth trauma, postnatal depression, fertility issues, dealing with loss, bereavement and relationship and family issues.
50 minute sessions are priced at £40.
If you would like to start having counselling but are concerned you cannot afford it, please let me know. Concessionary rates may be available.
Concessions offered for
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), I am now offering telephone and online counselling via Skype, Zoom etc. Please get in touch if you'd like to know more.