Emma English

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

BA(Hons) MBACP (Accred) Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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

EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner

Relevant Training

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 and young people. During this time I have also worked in private practice.

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.

I now devote my time to my private practice in Christchurch offering 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.  

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


Additional information

£40 per session

When I work

Monday to Thursday day and evening appointments available

Further information

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.

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Emma English
Emma English