Emma Hatherley MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
I have many years experience of working on the telephone/videocall to provide counselling and you may decide that currently, this would be an option for you. I offer support in facing life's difficulties, particularly working with anxiety, loss, bereavement, self-esteem, workplace stress and pre/post-natal issues. I place particular emphasis on how we work together to find the right way forward for you as an individual.
I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor with over 15 years experience, based in Boston Spa. I will help you navigate your way through changes in your way, at your pace. This is central to the way I work: I approach you as an individual and the therapy is tailored to your particular needs. Having originally trained with CRUSE, the bereavement care charity, I have done a great deal of work helping clients with loss (including the death of someone close, miscarriage, the end of a relationship, the end of working life). I also have wide experience working with anxiety, post-natal difficulties, depression, self-esteem issues, workplace stress, anger management, family issues and relationship problems.
In addition I have a specialist interest in genetics. My first career in biochemistry and human genetics has given me an extra understanding of the issues facing anyone dealing with implications of genetic disease diagnosis or testing within their own lives or those close to them. Going through genetic testing can be extremely tough and specialist emotional support could make a great deal of difference to how you cope with it.
I offer both face-to-face or telephone/video sessions finding that this gives people a choice and both are equally effective in providing therapy.
Face-to-face sessions are in Boston Spa, which is readily accessible from Wetherby, Tadcaster, Leeds, York or Harrogate, with easy parking or regular public transport links.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Counselling from York St John University (2004)
PG Diploma in Counselling from York St John University (2002) (BACP Accredited Course)
Accredited & Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
I've been accredited to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2013 and am bound by their code of ethics.
PhD in Biochemistry
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£45 per session (face-to-face)
£40 per session (telephone/videocall)
If you wish to get in touch to talk about what to expect, what it is that you want from counselling and to set up a first session, then please send me an email or drop me a text and I will get back to you.
In the first session, we will explore together the reasons you have decided to come to counselling, and if we both agree that we can work together, we can continue and book a second and on-going sessions that would usually be weekly to begin with.