About me

I have some 20 years of experience as a therapist and I am still as interested and attentive with every new person I meet. I work towards building a person's confidence and sense of their place in the world. I have a particular interest in communication and understanding intimate relationships.

I often work with people who have experienced distressing relationships or events that still hurt, using EMDR, a form of therapy that heals past trauma more quickly than traditional therapy. EMDR is also effective for reducing anxiety and dissolving negative beliefs we hold about ourselves.

In addition, I work with parents to guide them through the minefield of parenting, using the strategies I taught in parenting groups for 15 years. I work with young people, having had substantial experience of counselling teenagers.

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

My approach is sometimes deep and sometimes practical. People comment on how my warmth, insight, humour and flexibility are ever present in this close and important therapeutic relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • 1986  BA Hons in Social Anthropology, Cambridge University
  • 1994  Diploma in Social Work, South Bank University
  • 2004   MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute

Training

  • EMDR therapy for relieving post traumatic stress

Experience

Over the past 25 years, working privately and at West London Action for Children, I have worked with people who have experienced childhood trauma, domestic abuse and unhappy family or intimate relationships.  I work with parents and teenagers and with couples, using a practical model for improving communication.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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

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.

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.

EMDR.  I frequently use EMDR, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing, as a therapy that resolves deeply held negative beliefs about ourselves linked to past events or traumas.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

From £70.00 to £90.00

Additional information

Fees

£70 per session for individuals, £90 for couples

The number and frequency of sessions are your choice.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 6pm, face-to-face and on Zoom. Please email anytime and I will respond as soon as I can.

Further information

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

Wandsworth
London
SW18

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

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.

Emma Flanagan

Emma Flanagan