Emma Gartside, MBACP Accredited, MA Counselling, Dip. Couns.
I am a qualified, BACP accredited therapist with over 16 years of experience supporting and developing individuals, couples and groups. I take a flexible solution focussed approach and I am trained in numerous approaches in counselling and psychotherapy.
I am highly empathic; I aim to tailor my support to your situation in tandem with your own strategies. I use evidence based approaches for example I use CBT to help identify and adapt unhelpful patterns of behaviour and I use EFT to help overcome phobias and well as remove limiting beliefs to improve self-esteem and performance at work. I will share my approaches with you in order that you can use them to create coping strategies between and after therapy. I take a holistic approach to explore your physical and emotional wellbeing. I tend to use short term solution focussed counselling of six to twelve sessions but can work longer time with certain conditions. I can be directive if it is appropriate.
I have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and loss. I can work with you to eliminate the ongoing effects of trauma; panic attacks and flashbacks.
I come from a corporate background and I worked for five years years in counselling roles in occupational health organisations. I have been able to help many people with problems which are impacting their work, those who feel they are in the wrong job or struggling to juggle work with the rest of their lives. I understand the impact of work related stress, difficult working relationships, career transition, redundancy and retirement on personal wellbeing. I have a wealth of experience helping individuals to manage transition; shifting careers or priorities.
I am trained and use creative forms of counselling for example art, visualisation and mindfulness.
If you would like to talk though what is happening in your life, I am here to listen. If you would like to make changes in your life, I am here to support you.
I offer 1 hour sessions in rooms in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire in a central location close to the train station with free parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Accreditation
I am trained in integrative counselling and psychotherapy including Person Centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist
MA (Dist) Counselling (University of Manchester accredited by the BACP). Research in Voluntary Non-employment, loss and identity transition.
BA (Hons) Social Sciences including Psychology University of Manchester.
EFT Levels 1 and 2 AAMET Accredited.
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Stockport College.
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts Stockport College.
Certificate in Bereavement and Loss Stockport College.
Certificate in Personal Development Stockport College.
Creative approaches to Counselling.
Postgraduate Certificate in Couples Counselling.
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision
For eight years, I have been providing short and long term psychotherapy within the NHS and private organisations.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life transitions; retirement, menopause, voluntary redundancy
Overcoming limiting beliefs; I am a trained Level 2 EFT practitioner certified by AAMET.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
My fee for individual sessions is £55 per 60 minute session or £50 when booking multiple sessions.
My fee for under 16s is £45 - £50 depending on the session length.
My fee for sessions for couples is £65 per 1 hour session or £85 per 90 minute session.
I am able offer discounts when booking 4 or more sessions.
Please call me for an initial telephone consultation to see if we can work together.
I also provide training workshops for individuals and groups
I also provide clinical supervision for trainee and qualified counsellors / psychotherapists / psychologists and other helping professions.
Testimonials from clients
"My experience of counselling with Emma has been exceptionally positive. I believe that counselling is a life tool and that anyone can benefit from it"
"It has been a life-changing experience and provided me with tools that I can use to say forward in life, thank you!"
"A challenging experience that has been thoroughly rewarding. Thank you."
"I felt confident and had a lot of trust in Emma. She is very professional and practical in the way she gets things over to you."
"I really want to thank you for all your help, you have helped [my son] with his anxiety in general but you also got him, and me, through his exams. The sessions have helped him enormously but they have also helped me, and my husband to understand how he feels."
"I was unsure what to expect from counselling but my sessions with Emma exceeded all my expectations and gave me great techniques to use to enable me to manage and cope with my anxiety, Thank you Emma "
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible availability during weekdays and evenings please call or email me to make an appointment.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am trained supervisor, experienced BACP accredited integrative counsellor and counselling tutor offering supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors/ psychotherapists and those working with vulnerable people in other professions, I also offer group supervision.