Emma Hatherley MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

Emma Hatherley MBACP (Accred) Counsellor


07941 961545

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07941 961545

About me

My focus in working together is to find the best way forward for you as an individual. I have a breadth of experience, working with both short-term and long-term clients with a range of issues, including areas of loss (death of someone close, miscarriage, end of relationship, end of working life etc), anxiety, workplace stress and self-esteem. I also work with the emotional impact of genetic testing and disease. Over many years, I have been working face-to-face and as a telephone counsellor, providing a safe and secure space for people to explore their difficulties. This can be invaluable in finding a way to come to terms with past or present difficulties and to move on in your life.

To begin with, I trained as a counsellor with Cruse (the bereavement care charity) and this has remained a significant influence on my work. Combined with my first career in science (biochemistry and human genetics), this has lead me to an interest in working with people who are struggling to manage or deal with the implications of genetic disease diagnosis or testing, within their own lives or those close to them.

I offer distance work, either on the phone or via video-link, finding that this is a convenient and equally effective way of providing therapy for anyone, but particularly for people who for many different reasons, may struggle or not want to access face-to-face sessions. It means that people do not have to travel, are able to work from their own space and are not constrained by location in choosing the therapist that they prefer to work with.

I do not currently offer face-to-face sessions.

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 disease

Genetic disorder

Genetic counselling

Inherited disease

Breast cancer

Pre-natal testing


£40 per session (telephone/video-call)

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.

Our sessions will take place on the phone (either landline or mobile) or via video-link (we can talk about what options suit us both) and I will call you at the time that we agree.

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: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime and evening appointments available

Types of client

Older adults
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