About me

I offer an empathic, non-judgmental space where we can work together to explore your experiences and help you to better understand yourself, empowering you to make positive changes to promote your well-being.

I specialise in working with adolescent mental health, having supported young people with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties in secondary schools for over 14 years and as a counsellor in a sixth form college. I am passionate about bringing this extensive experience into the counselling room, offering younger clients a confidential and safe place to share and explore their stories.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdA Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis
  • Attachment and child development
  • Children and parental mental health
  • Understanding Self-harming behaviours
  • Trauma in Education
  • Resilience and Recovery
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Asperger - sensory issues and anger management
  • Understanding loss and bereavement

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation to help you decide if counselling is right for you and whether you would like to continue working with me. The cost thereafter is £40 for a 50 minute session. 

I have limited space for concessionary rates for student counsellors currently undertaking an accredited degree course and for low income clients.  These spaces may be subject to a waiting list.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Taunton
Somerset
TA4 2AY

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Emma Cavinder

Emma Cavinder