About me

As your counsellor I am here to help you explore your experiences and better understand yourself and your relationships, empowering you to make positive changes to promote your well-being.

Whether you are struggling with anxiety, relationships, bereavement, depression or any other mental health issue, I am here to offer an empathic, non-judgmental and confidential safe space, listening to your concerns, and working together with you to achieve positive outcomes.

In addition to working with adults, I offer counselling to young people aged 14+.

I have over 14 years experience in supporting teenagers with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties in secondary schools 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
  • Polyvagal Theory and TA

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 telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute initial on-line 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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am pleased to announce that I am resuming face to face sessions in central Taunton on Thursdays from June 3rd 2021.

Taunton
Somerset
TA4 2AY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

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Emma Cavinder

Emma Cavinder