Emma Dunn MBACP (Accredited) Registered Counselling & Psychotherapy
Hello, I am Emma. Therapists are all different and this blurb is for you to see whether you feel you can connect with me, it is also about finding out if I can offer what you need.
I am currently available to work online during the corvid-19 disruption. I am using Zoom for visual and audio work and WhatsApp for telephone counselling.
I have a lot of experience working with anxiety. Anxiety can take many forms, from sleepless nights, 'ratiness' and general unsettled behaviour, to panic attacks, obsessive behaviours and fear of the future. I have a thorough understanding of the biology of stress which you might find helpful, knowing your anxiety is natural, and shared by others.
There are different therapeutic techniques that I can use, and I base this on your preference, making use of how you understand your problems and their cause.
As well as anxiety, I specialise in eating disorders, depression, mindfulness and self esteem issues. I have additional training to help survivors of childhood abuse.
I am trained to work with gamblers and those affected by gambling.
I have received training in dissociative disorders.
I offer Mindfulness workshops for 4-6 people, these can be an introduction to Mindfulness, Mindful eating, or understanding stress and anxiety or bespoke for your friends, business or employees.
I am trained to teach MBSR
Key areas -
- Anxiety and stress
- Panic attacks
- Gambling addiction
- The emotional fallout of physical and emotional abuse
- Self esteem
- Over and under eating
- Feeling 'lost' and without purpose
Counselling can be for anyone who wants space to think and reflect, it can provide a non-judgemental opportunity to work through problems and decisions. I do not think of mental health as an illness, I believe all of our choices and behaviours are a reflection of who we are, and we are who we are, because of our genes and because of our experiences of life. Counselling helps us look at this openly and without judgement, and to see if we can perhaps make different choices based on new experiences.
My website will provide you with more information, or ring for a chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A Psychotherapy and Counselling
University of Bangor-CMRP Mindfulness, Teacher Training level 1
Certificate in Counselling Skills
B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics
Behaviour Change Training
Post natal exercise trainer
Transactional analysis- Introduction TA101
Therapeutic use of Mindfulness- British Mindfulness Institute
Mindfulness Instructor- diploma
Moving your Practice online-In times of crisis CPD
I have experience within the voluntary sector including young adults and sexual abuse.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am experienced in working with issues related to spirituality, mindfulness and related topics.
Sessions are 60 minutes
Trainee counsellors/consessions £35
April -July 2020 All key workers entitled to concessionary rates.
Concessions offered for
My office is on the lower ground floor, access is through a door directly into my rooms.
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- Anxiety about weight gain over Christmas
- I am anxious - too anxious for counselling!
- Why do counsellors talk about mindfulness?
- Obesity - why it is not all your fault
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