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About me

My name is Emma and I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor 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.  I hope together we can explore your expectations of therapy and create realistic goals to work towards to deepen your self-awareness and provide you with the tools needed to work through whatever challenges life throws your way.

I have a real interest in understanding human behaviour and emotions and my background in Psychology, CPCAB Diploma in Counselling and life experience has 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.

I currently only work with adults and offer individual one on one 50-minute sessions. I offer short-term and open-ended therapy.
 
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. 
 
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 don’t hesitate to get in touch with me via email or telephone.
 
Let’s have a chat and see if we can work together.

Emma

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

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.

Experience

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I also have a limited number of low cost spaces - Please do message me for more information

Availability

I work from Monday - Thursday but offer some weekend slots. Please send me a message to discuss suitable times.

Isleworth
Middlesex
TW7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
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.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Emma Collens BSc, Dip, MBACP

Emma Collens BSc, Dip, MBACP