Emma Gilder Registered MBACP

Emma Gilder Registered MBACP


Hedge End

07916 159750

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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 8 years. I have two practices; one situated in Hedge End, just off  junction 7 of the M27 and the other in Southampton just off the Avenue. Both are easily accessible to all surrounding areas including Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton and Eastleigh and have 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


Accredited register membership


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.

£40 per session after. I also offer sessions at a reduced rate.

Maps & Directions

Southampton, SO17
Southampton, SO30

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults