Emma Flanagan

London, SW18
07967 393428 07967 393428 Registered / Accredited

About me

I have over 20 years experience as a therapist and I am still as interested and attentive with every person I meet. I work towards building a person's confidence and happiness with their place in the world. I have a particular interest in communication and understanding intimate relationships, as well as friendships and relationships with colleagues and extended family.

I often work with people who have experienced trauma or distressing events that still hurt, using EMDR, a form of therapy that heals past trauma more quickly than traditional therapy.

I also work with parents to guide them through the minefield of parenting, using the strategies I have taught in parenting groups I've run for the past 15 years. I can help with the ordinary problems of parenting and also with the more specific challenges of parenting children with special needs. I work with children from secondary school age, having had substantial experience of counselling teenagers.

I believe everyone can benefit from talking with a confidential, trustworthy and experienced therapist, as long as the fit is right. In a counselling environment, solutions to problems and discontent become clearer, past hurts and current pain are eased, and a confident future becomes achievable.

My approach is sometimes deep and sometimes practical, with warmth, humour and a lightnesss of touch ever present in this close and important therapeutic relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • 1986  BA Hons in Social Anthropology (Cambridge University)
  • 1994  Diploma in Social Work (South Bank University)
  • 2004   MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Insititute)


  • EMDR therapy for relieving post traumatic stress


Over the past 20 years, working privately and at West London Action for Children, I have worked with people who have experienced childhood abuse, domestic abuse and unhappy relationships, personally and at work.  I work with parents and teenagers and with couples, using a useful model for improving communication.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parenting.  I help guide parents through difficulties with normal everyday parenting and also with the specific demands of parenting children with special needs.  I have run parenting groups for many years and use this experience in my individual work with parents.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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£65 per individual adult per 50 minute session

£70 for teenagers per 50 minute session

£90 per couple per 50 minute session

Occasional concessions are available.

The number and frequency of sessions are your choice.

Further information

My private practice is based in Wandsworth, a five minute walk from Wandsworth Common Rail Station, which is five minutes from Clapham Junction and ten minutes from Victoria Station.  There is ample free parking.  I offer evening sessions.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


My private practice runs Monday to Friday, including evening sessions, face-to-face and on Zoom. Please email anytime and I will respond as soon as I can.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I am an integrative, humanistic supervisor with over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, and 8 years as a supervisor.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Emma Flanagan

Emma Flanagan