Emma Heylen. MBACP. Dip.Counsellor.
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 and decisions but together we can find ways to help you move forward. Sometimes anxiety becomes a huge issue in life and can cause a block; counselling maybe just what you need.
I have lived in different countries, 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 am person-centred trained which helps me to treat you as a unique person and I work creatively to help you sort though some of your thoughts and behaviours. I draw from models such as (CBT) cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, 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 clients one to one for both short and long term work and although I work from a Christian worldview, my own life experiences help me to understand and respect people with different worldviews.
Training, qualifications & experience
Working with young people Stage 1
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling level 4
CPCAB Counselling Studies level 3
CPCAB Counselling Skills level 2
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mentoring young people
£40 per 1 hour session
£30 Initial session (First session)
I am a member and registered with BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and continue my professional development by meeting regularly with a group of counsellors and attending monthly supervision. I also attend professional development days throughout the year. I am currently completing a BA degree in Integrative counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available for sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I offer evening sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Types of client