Emma Heylen

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BA (Hons) Counsellor. MACC.
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Wimborne, Dorset, BH21
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About me

Reaching out to someone else is brave and takes courage. I provide a safe place for you to explore whatever is on your mind and listen without judgement. You may feel stuck, sad, or you may be struggling with life circumstances, together we can find ways to help you move forward. Sometimes fear and anxiety becomes a huge issue in life and can cause a block.  Counselling maybe just what you need.

I am currently offering an introductory session on zoom for free, this session is thirty minutes long.  Afterwards, you may choose counselling in the room or on zoom.  My counselling room is in Wimborne,  and after the introductory session, the room may be an option.

A little about me. I have lived in different countries, which has given me an understanding of different cultures, I have worked in pastoral care for over twenty years and have provided relationship skills training to students for seven years helping them with relationship issues.

I am a qualified counsellor and have experience working with young people and adults with a range of different issues. I first trained in the humanistic, specifically the person-centred modality which helps me to treat you as a unique person.  I then completed a BA (Hons) degree in integrative counselling, specialising in developmental trauma.  I work creatively to help you sort through some of your thoughts and behaviours. I draw from models such as (CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, (TA) Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness and Gestalt Therapy.

Counselling can sometimes be difficult but together we can focus on your goals and the rewards can be life changing.  I see individual clients one to one for both short and long term work and I see couples.

Although I work from a Christian worldview, my own life experiences help me to understand and respect people with different worldviews.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling (Completed at Waverley Abbey College and awarded by Middlesex University) level 6

Working with young people (ages 11-18) Stage 1

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling level 4

CPCAB Counselling Studies level 3

CPCAB Counselling Skills level 2

Member organisations

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors and Linked Professions is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors
Accredited Register Scheme

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Association for Christian Counsellors

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£25 Initial 30 min session (Zoom)

£50 per 1 hour session (Individual)

£70 per 1 hour session (couple)

£45 per 1 hour session (student Counsellor)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for sessions on weekdays and I offer some evening sessions.

Further information

I am a member and registered with ACC (Association Of Christian Counsellors) and continue my professional development by meeting regularly with counsellors and attending monthly supervision. I also attend professional development days throughout the year.

Wimborne, Dorset, BH21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

There is free available parking in the premises.

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Emma Heylen
Emma Heylen