Emma Gartside

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MBACP Accredited, MA Counselling, Dip. Couns. Bupa provider
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Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester, SK8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified, BACP accredited therapist with over 18 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 combine talking therapy with physical techniques such as EMDR, EFT and breathwork. I aim to help you to understand how previous life experiences and loss may have embedded unhelpful thoughts and patterns of behaviours; working with you to develop awareness, self-acceptance and more helpful ways of viewing yourself and the challenges you face.

I will share my approaches with you in order that you can use them to create coping strategies between sessions and after therapy. I take a holistic approach to explore your physical and emotional well-being. I use short term therapy of six to twelve sessions, but I can also provide support for a longer time. 

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 using EMDR and/or trauma focussed EFT.

I come from a corporate background and I worked for five years in occupational health organisations as well as twelve 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 as well as remove limiting beliefs to improve self-esteem and performance at work.
I am trained and use creative forms of counselling for example 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 face to face 1 hour sessions or for EMDR 90 minute sessions from my room in an office in Cheadle Hulme.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Accreditation
I am trained in integrative counselling and psychotherapy including Person Centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)  Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), ACT,  Transactional Analysis, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Breathwork.

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.

EMDR Standard Training Part 1-3, EMDR Masterclass EMDR UK.
EFT Level 3  AAMET Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner. Breathing for Calm - Teaching Clients Level 2.

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 fourteen years, I have been providing short and long term psychotherapy within the NHS, schools and private organisations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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).

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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

Life transitions; retirement, menopause, voluntary redundancy

Overcoming limiting beliefs; I am a trained Level 3 EFT practitioner certified by EFTi.

EMDR trained currently working to accreditation.


£70.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

My fee for individual sessions is £75 per 60 minute session. I am able offer discounts when booking 4 or more sessions.

My fee for sessions for couples is £85 per 1 hour session or £120 per 90 minute session.

My fee for EMDR is £75 per 1 hour or £110 per 90 minute session.

I am BUPA registered my health provider number is 30037409.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible availability during weekdays and evenings please call or email me to make an appointment.

Further information

Please call or email me and we can have for an initial 15-20 min Zoom 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”

Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester, SK8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Emma Gartside
Emma Gartside