About me

My emphasis is on how we work together to find the right way forward for you as an individual. I offer support in facing life's difficulties, particularly working with anxiety, loss, bereavement, self-esteem, workplace stress and pre/post-natal issues.

I will help you navigate your way through the changes you would like to make. Central to the way I work, is you as an individual and the therapy is tailored to your particular needs.

I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor with over 15 years experience, based in Boston Spa. 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.

I have many years experience of working on the telephone/videocall to provide counselling.

Contact me, by email, text or phonecall, and we will be able to talk about what you need at the moment, how I might be able to help and find a time to book in a first session.

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

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Genetic counselling

Inherited disease

Breast cancer

Pre-natal testing


Additional information

£45 per session


Daytime and evening appointments available

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 get in touch.

In the first session, we can 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.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Emma Hatherley

Emma Hatherley