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About me

My warmth and ability to create good working relationships allows my clients to express difficult feelings and go on to make lasting changes. Sessions will be guided by what you want to achieve and taken at your pace. Whatever you share with me will be treated respectfully and in confidence. Your time is precious, so I try to make sure that each sessions counts and offers you something valuable.

Please get in touch by email or phone and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have or let you know a bit more about me and how I work.

My Experience and Specialisms - I am experienced in working with clients facing relationship difficulties at work and home, grief, self-esteem issues, anxiety and depression. I specialise in supporting men and women through parenting problems, pregnancy, baby loss, miscarriage, childlessness, stillbirth and IVF.

My Qualifications - I have a first-class BSC Hons degree in Humanistic Counselling. This means I can draw on a number of different approaches and techniques and tailor the way I work to what best suits you.

Working Online - I offer effective sessions online and on the phone. I usually use Zoom, but I am happy to use other platforms such as Facebook. I have had extensive training in online counselling and I am confident that I offer a secure and useful service. I work face-to-face in Chiswick, London, W4 and will offer face-to-face sessions in Ealing W5 soon.

Any Questions? If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them. Get in touch and we can arrange to have a free, telephone conversation when it suits you and you can get a better idea if you'd like to work with me.

What Happens in the First Session? Starting counselling can feel a bit daunting – I will do my best to put you at your ease. There is no need to prepare for our sessions. First sessions can be daunting, so I will do my best to put you at your ease and explain how I work and what you can expect. I will ask questions to help me understand what has brought you to therapy and we will discuss what you'd like to achieve and how to best achieve that together.

What Next? If we decide to work together, we will usually agree to work at the same time on the same day every week. But I am always as flexible as I can be. Sessions last 50 minutes.

How Many Sessions Will I Need? This is up to you. I try to make each session count. Regular clients tend to come for a period that varies from about six sessions to a couple of years. But we will be led by what feels right to you. Even a small number of sessions can be beneficial.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a first class BSc Hons degree in Humanistic Counselling. My training allows me to tailor my approach to each client, drawing on different techniques and approaches. I use my experience and training to support clients. However, I'm not the expert on your story: that expert is you and I will be led by what you want to achieve and your pace.

I work in West London with a counselling service supporting clients with a wide range of difficulties. I also work for a specialist baby loss charity in central London. Ppersonal experience ignited my interest in this area, and I have since supported men and women through miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility struggles, IVF, childless, parenthood and the impact that these things can have on relationships.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Donor Conception
  • Boarding School Syndrome
  • Still Birth
  • Infertility
  • Baby Loss

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£70.00 per session

Additional information

£70 per session. I offer a free introductory telephone conversation so you can tell me a bit about what brings you to counselling, ask any questions and find out a bit more about me and how I work.

When I work

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Working online and face-to-face in Chiswick W4. Mon to Thurs 10am to 9pm. From April 2022 offering face-to-face sessions in North Ealing, W5.

Further information

Client Feedback
"Emma's warmth made me feel comfortable right from the start."

"I would thoroughly recommend Emma. Her insight and patience have been invaluable. I've made some exciting changes to my life."

"I came to Emma to work out issues that had lain unaddressed for the better part of a lifetime, so there was a lot of work to be done, which was daunting. Emma guided my way through this in small steps, helping me see things in a new light and gaining a better understanding of my conscious and unconscious behaviours.

Although it wasn’t always easy, it’s been insightful to work through the maze and I’m thankful to Emma for helping me arrive at this clarity."

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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