Emma Gilder

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Registered MBACP
Available for new clients
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Southampton, SO30
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling is about change. By reading this and contemplating that change you are already making a big step.

I have been working as a Humanistic Counsellor for the past 17 years. My practice is situated in Hedge End, just off junction 7 of the M27. It is easily accessible to all surrounding areas including Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton and Eastleigh and has parking available. I have a broad training and work very flexibly within this which means that I can offer both long term and short term work and use a range of therapeutic approaches including CBT and Mindfulness to best suit you and your needs. I am fully qualified, insured and am also a registered member of the BACP.

I have worked in a range of different settings and have extensive experience of working with issues including trauma, bereavement, loss, identity, depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, anger management, relationships, confidence, low mood and perinatal and postnatal anxiety and depression. Please see further below for a fully comprehensive list.

How Counselling Can Help:

People access counselling for many different reasons. Life can often feel difficult and it can be hard to find a way out of how we are feeling on our own. Talking to those who are closest to us can often feel hard. Those people may feel too close or may even be part of the issue itself. This is where counselling can help. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore and understand how you are feeling and together we can look for a way forward.

I understand that looking for a Counsellor can feel overwhelming and confusing so if you have any questions, or would just like a quick chat about how it all works, I welcome your call on 07916 159750. Please do leave me a message on this number or you can email me at: emmagildercounselling@outlook.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Transactional Analysis 101

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Wimbledon Guild

Rewind Technique (an NLP practice to help trauma and phobias)

Working with Young People/ Play and Art

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Registered Member of the BACP

Member of the HACP

Fully insured

I also keep my CPD up to date with on-going regular training.

I have worked in a range of different settings including private practice, the charity 'First Steps to Freedom', Further Education and for a large Employment Assistance Company where I currently work.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

I offer a 30 minute free initial assessment. This gives you a bit of space to discuss what you're hoping to get from counselling and whether the counselling feels right for you.

£50 per session after. I also offer sessions at a reduced rate where availability permits.

Southampton, SO30

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Emma Gilder
Emma Gilder