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; especially at the moment. Being confined to our homes can bring about extra challenges and induce pressure and anxiety. 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.
During these challenging times I have moved my counselling sessions online; I am offering sessions on Zoom, WhatsApp and Skype. When possible, I will resume counselling from my room in Wimborne.
A little about me. 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 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
Working with young people Stage 1
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling level 4
CPCAB Counselling Studies level 3
CPCAB Counselling Skills level 2
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mentoring young people
Free Initial session (30 minutes)
£35 per 1 hour session (Individual)
£50 per 1 hour session (couple)
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.