Emma Foster FdSc, MBACP
I will be resuming face to face sessions on the 6th of July, in line with government guidelines. I can confirm that my offices meet and exceed social distancing requirements, PPE will be provided, as well as sanitisers.
I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor, working with both adults and young adults over the age of 16. I also specialise in working with trauma.
Many of us have times when things can feel out of control, or we feel particularly low or overwhelmed in our lives. During these times we sometimes struggle to find the right direction or a purpose.
Counselling can enable you to talk about difficult situations and feelings with a trained practitioner. It is a process that can help you to explore your thoughts and emotions and gain self-awareness. Knowing ourselves at a deeper level can enable us to make better decisions in life.
Good therapy is collaboration between the therapist and clients. It's not about being told what to do by the therapist, it's about working together to see the bigger picture of your life in order to put it back together in a way that is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with a broad spectrum of issues and many people come to see me for various difficulties that are impacting on their lives and causing them difficulties.
I specialise in couples counselling and trauma and the problems that may present themselves during and after the event. I have numerous years of experience working for a charity supporting clients who have been impacted by rape, sexual abuse, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.
I hold a BA (Hons) in Counselling and a certificate in couples counselling. I am registered with the BACP, the professional body that regulates the industry and also hold an enhanced DBS check.
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
My fees are between £45 and £55 for individuals and £70-£80 for couples.
Concession rates are available for those on a low income.