I am a fully qualified Integrative therapist and Registered Accredited member of the BACP. My experience includes working in the NHS with adults and I also have extensive experience working with young people, including developing a school counselling service and managing a caseload of individual therapy for young people with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties.
I offer a warm, professional, confidential counselling service, where clients can feel safe to discuss any concerns they may have. I work with both adults and young people for short and long term therapy including offering personal therapy to student counsellors.
As an Integrative therapist I can work with a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet the individual needs. I am competent in working with a wide range of distress and concern such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, self-esteem, bereavement and trauma.
I am passionate about providing a safe environment in which my clients will not feel judged, enabling them to explore their feelings at their own pace. This in turn can help develop self awareness and positive change.
Making an appointment
If you would like to find out further information and arrange an appointment you can contact me via phone or email, if I am unable to answer please do leave a message with your contact number and I will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also find further information on my website.
The first session of counselling will give us the opportunity to explore what you would like to gain from therapy, ask any further questions and for us to decide if we feel the therapeutic approach I offer may be suitable for you. It will also enable me to form my initial assessment to see if I feel I may be able to support you with your concern.
I offer both short term and long term therapy depending on your individual needs and preference, this will be discussed during the first session. If we agree to work together we will then arrange a time for further sessions which are usually the same day and time each week, the session lasts for 1 hour.
I incorporate regular reviews within the sessions, this enables us to discuss how the therapy is going and if you decide you may benefit from longer term work we can the look at the option of extending to further sessions or if it would be more appropriate to look at the option of a referral to another professional.
My private practice is at my home in Christchurch, I have a purpose build therapy room in the garden. There is plenty of parking on the road outside and the main bus routes and Christchurch train station are both near by.
Training, qualifications & experience
First Class Honours BA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Southampton
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Diploma in Counselling, University of Southampton
Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 2), Bournemouth and Poole College
Certificate in counselling skills, Bournemouth and Poole College
PTTLS- Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector, Bournemouth and Poole College
Level 3 Safeguarding Children
To keep up to date with professional development I attend regular workshops and training throughout the year.
Membership Bodies and Registration
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist www.bacpregister.org.uk
(You will find me on the register under the name of Emma English certificate number 024085)
I have over 20 years experience working in education, social care and the NHS, including working with young people with physical disabilities and behavioural and emotional difficulties. I have practised as a therapist since 2005 working with adults, children and young people.
Conducted assessments and provided short and long term Integrative therapy in the NHS for adults and young people.
Developed a school counselling service and managed a caseload of individual long term therapy for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties due to extreme trauma, the majority of whom were in care.
Tutor and Welfare Co-ordinator at a training provider for 16-19 year olds who have barriers to learning, teaching personal development, life skills and Level 1 Employability.
Private practice in Christchurch both short and long term work with adults and young people.
I also take client referrals from Validium EAP and I am registered with the Healthcode Register for referrals from Private Medical Insurance.
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
Monday to Thursday day and evening appointments available
Keeping up to date with training and regular personal supervision is very important to me as this enables me to keep up to date with research and current best practice whilst being mindful of ethical considerations. I am accredited by the BACP and adhere to their guidelines for ethical practice.