Emma Hatherley MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

Emma Hatherley MBACP (Accred) Counsellor


07941 961545

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About me

I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor with over 15 years experience, based in Boston Spa, which is easily accessible from Wetherby, Tadcaster, York, Leeds or Harrogate. 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 have many years experience of working on the telephone/videocall to provide counselling and you may decide that currently, this would be a better option for you.

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 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Genetic counselling

Inherited disease

Breast cancer

Pre-natal testing


£45 per session (face-to-face)

£40 per session (telephone)

Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Wetherby, LS23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Daytime face-to-face appointments and daytime/evening telephone appointments available

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme