Emma Chapman MBACP (MA Clinical Counselling) - Individuals & Couples
There are times in life when things can be overwhelming. At these times we can feel anxious, lonely, depressed, trapped, frightened and confused. I’m Emma, I can support you individually, or as part of a couple to work through these difficult feelings and find a way forward.
I am a Person-Centred counsellor, this means that I work with you, my counselling sessions are client-led. I will offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to talk and explore your thoughts and feelings so that together, we can find a way to challenge them, or learn to accept them.
If you are a having difficulties in your relationship, Couples Counselling can help. It might be that you want to be able to explore and express your thoughts and feelings openly and honestly in a safe space so that they can be heard. You might want to find new ways of relating and communicating with each other or you might be looking at ways to move past a difficult time in your relationship. I can work with you, mediate and support you both to find a way forward.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The BACP is the governing body for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a member I adhere to their ethical guidelines and I hold myself to the highest professional standards.
With a background in working with families and Maternal Mental Health, I also offer sessions for couples who want to prepare for being parents together, or couples who have children and would like to explore how this might be impacting their relationship. Often we have different ideas about how to parent our children and this can cause resentment, confusion and frustration. If we share the same values as our partner, we might assume that they will want to parent in the same way as us, but it can be useful to talk about expectations, fears and differences in the way that we ourselves were parented and the impact that this might have on our natural parenting style.
Having published research in Maternal Mental Health I have a particular expertise in working with mothers and mothers to be. If you are a mother of any age who has experienced confusing feelings towards motherhood, or around being a mother, I can help.
I have also worked at a charity which is dedicated to the Prevention of Suicide. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, I can help you to keep safe from these often frightening and overwhelming thoughts whilst supporting you to understand where they come from and what you can do to move past them.
Training, qualifications & experience
Below are some of the qualifications that I hold:
- Masters (MA) in Clinical Counselling (with Distinction) – This is a BACP Accredited Course at The University of Chester.
- Certificate in Couples Counselling - Drighlington Health Hub
- Certificate in Counselling Skills – Mid-Cheshire College
- Introduction to Counselling – Mid Cheshire College
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – The University of Central Lancaster
I’m also committed to continued professional development. Here is just some of the additional training that I have done:
- Introduction Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – The Horsforth Centre.
- REWIND Technique for Trauma - Dr David Muss
- ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – Delivered by Living Works and recognised by the World Health Organisation.
- Solution Focussed Brief Therapy Training – Delivered by Eileen Murphy.
- Counselling Children and Young People: Using the Person-Centred Approach – Delivered by John Bradley MBACP (Snr. Accred) Children and Young People's Counsellor.
- ARTiculate Training – An Introduction to Supporting Children and Young People through Art – Delivered by The British Association of Art Therapists.
- Working Together to Safeguard Children – Level 3 Safeguarding – Delivered by Cheshire West and Chester Safeguarding Board.
- Responding to Domestic Abuse – Delivered by Cheshire west and Chester Domestic Abuse Partnership.
- Lego Therapy – Delivered by Cheshire West and Chester Educational Psychologists.
- Nurture Group Training – Delivered by The Nurture Group Network.
- The Hormone Explosion - Understanding Attachment Needs in Young People - Delivered via the Cheshire East Attachment Friendly Schools Team.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Each counselling session costs £45. Evening and weekend sessions cost £50.
Couples counselling costs £60 a session. A package of 6 sessions is available for £320.
I offer bespoke training packages for a range of different professionals on a broad range of Mental Health topics.
Each training package includes Continued Professional Development (CPD) certificate.
Please see my website for details of training coming up for counsellors and other professionals.