My name is Emma and I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor based in South-West London. I offer a safe, supportive, and confidential space where you can explore whatever difficulties you are facing in a non-judgemental environment. I am an empathetic, kind, and honest person and I am extremely passionate about providing the best possible support for those who are disadvantaged, feel unheard, or feel they are lacking direction and control in whatever stage of their life. I know how overwhelming life can be at times and just having someone to confide in and support you can make the world of difference.
If you are feeling lost, overwhelmed or are struggling to understand how and why you are feeling like you do please know you are not alone and with the right support you can learn to overcome and manage these feelings of despair and uncertainty. I can help you process your feelings, understand your patterns of behaviour and gain a deeper level of self awareness while providing you with the tools needed to work through whatever challenges life throws your way
A little about me
I have always had a real interest in understanding human behaviour and emotions which lead me to embark on a BSc Hons in Psychology many moons ago. Together with my degree and Diploma in Counselling, my life experience and own personal struggles have given me such a rich understanding of the complexities of humans and how our childhood and life experience can impact us. I am an integrative counsellor which means I draw upon various theories and approaches tailored to you and your individual needs. One size does not fit all and I value and understand the importance of recognising individuality.
What you can expect from me
I currently only work with adults and offer individual one on one 50-minute sessions. I offer short-term and open-ended therapy. Due to COVID-19 and incorporating online and telephone counselling into my practice, I am now able to offer counselling all across London and beyond.
With inclusivity at the core of my practice, I offer a flexible personalised approach to therapy based on your individual circumstances. The premises in which I practice is also fully wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets and disabled parking.
The next step
I appreciate that reaching out for help is a daunting and scary step, but it is also a brave move in the right direction to understanding yourself and improving your life. If my profile speaks to you please get in touch & I hope together we can explore your expectations of therapy and create realistic goals to work towards.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc Hons in Psychology as well as a CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I undertake various CPD training courses a year and pride myself on always evolving and enriching my skills as a counsellor to ensure I support my clients to the best of my ability. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (registration no. 00926796), whose ethical framework and guidelines I adhere to.
I have 5+ years’ experience of volunteering with the Samaritans as a Listener as well as various other roles supporting both children with additional needs and the elderly in residential care homes.
I have extensive experience (both professional and personal) of working with disabled individuals and those adjusting to a new life due to injury/illness and all the overwhelming experiences and emotions that come with it such as discrimination, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, and anger issues. I also offer counselling for a wide range of issues that are listed below.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 15 minute initial chat at a time convenient for you. This will be done via video call or on the telephone depending on your preference. This is a no obligation session and gives us a chance to briefly discuss what brought you to therapy, your goals and just an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have. It is important you find the right counsellor to support your needs so I would always encourage talking to various different counsellors to see which one you feel most comfortable and suited to.
If you choose to start therapy with me, I charge £50 per 50 minute session.
I have a limited number of low cost spaces. Please do contact me for more information
I work from Monday - Thursday but offer some weekend slots. Please send me a message to discuss suitable times.