Emma Gartside, MBACP Accredited, MA Counselling, Dip. Couns. Bupa recognised
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 well-being. 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 as well as six years in Private Practice. 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 well-being. 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 currently via Zoom, VSee, or telephone.
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), ACT, DBT, 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 Level 3 AAMET Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner.
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
Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision
For ten years, I have been providing short and long term psychotherapy within the NHS, schools and private organisations.
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.
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
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 currently training to Level 3.
Free initial telephone or online session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
My fee for individual sessions is £60 per 60 minute session. I am able offer discounts when booking 4 or more sessions.
My fee for sessions for couples is £75 per 1 hour session or £95 per 90 minute session.
I am BUPA registered my health provider number is 30037409.
Flexible availability during weekdays and evenings please call or email me to make an appointment.
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 go 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 "
“Counselling for me was possibly the best decision I’ve ever made. Both my personal and professional life are in a better place now than they have ever been before”