Emma Howard

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MBACP, Dip.Couns
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Overton RG25 & Basingstoke RG21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Emma, a qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  

Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges or struggling to understand your emotions? Engaging in therapy can help you to understand yourself better and help you to make sense of why you feel the way you do. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. I know the idea of counselling can feel daunting at first, so it is, my aim to guide you through the process by offering a warm, supportive and non-judgemental environment.

What you can expect from me

My private practice is called At Your Side Counselling and I work at two locations in Basingstoke and Overton. Both settings provide a tranquil safe space where your comfort is key.

As an integrative therapist I use a variety of counselling techniques to ensure I meet your needs, I do not believe in a 'one size fits all' approach because each person is different. My work is focused on you as an individual, free from assumptions or stereotypes. I will be at your side each step of the way so, together, we can explore any issues that you may be struggling with and find ways for you to move forward. I offer both long-term and short-term therapy - this space is yours for you as long as you feel you need it.

I work with both adults and young people over the age of 16.  I have particular experience working with clients who are facing relational issues whether that be in the form of complications with partners, friends, colleagues or family conflict. The relationships we have play a role in the shaping of how we experience the world. This is why I believe strong and fulfilling relationships with others can help people maintain positive emotional well being.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills ABC
  • Introduction to Counselling Young People Certificate
  • Transactional Analysis 101

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free initial 15-20 minute consultation which can take place via telephone or Zoom. This gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me, the counselling process, or the way I work. Choosing the right therapist is key so there is no obligation to continue if what I offer doesn’t feel right for you.

All sessions thereafter will be 50 minutes in length. Payment is due on the day of your session and can be done via bank transfer, Paypal or cash.

I offer a rate of £45 per session for students.

When I work

Daytime and evening sessions are available. These can be weekly or, if you would prefer to be more flexible, I am happy to discuss this.

Further information

I offer both long-term and short-term therapy to adults and young people. Sessions can be face to face or online.

Please contact me by phone or email to check availability.

Overton, Hampshire, RG25

Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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