My name is Emma Iley. Like everyone else, I have experienced life's ups and downs.
Having experienced the benefits of counsellors' support myself, I now enjoy being able to empower others, as they begin to move forward positively again.
I recognise the importance of providing a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, free from judgement and surrounded by compassion.
Prior to re-training as a counsellor, I spent 23 years working as a primary school teacher. I have been married and divorced. Ten years ago, I began being diagnosed with various chronic autoimmune conditions. After frequently flaring, I have now learnt how to pace myself better.
I have experience of parenting children with SEND. I have had periods of both anxiety and depression, including post-natal depression.
I volunteer as a counsellor for the Hummingbird Cancer Support Centre.
I currently work with children and young people who have been affected by crime and I am the autism team lead.
I have my enhanced DBS and my safeguarding training is current.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Professional Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and the National Hypnotherapy Society.
I have completed many autism courses, including a Level Two Certificate in Understanding Autism. Feedback from my assessor, '... you have shown excellent knowledge and understanding throughout and provided good detail fully meeting the learning outcomes. You have used some really good examples in your answers and strategies to support the individual in different areas of their lives, it has been lovely reading your answers as you show passion in what you do using your own knowledge, understanding and experience.'
My specialist areas are:
- Stressed teachers
- Troubled teens
- Autistic and neurodivergent children and adults
- Sufferers of chronic illness
- Terminally ill people
- Parents of children with SEND
- Those with anxiety or depression, including post-natal depression
I have both professional and personal experience in these areas.
I have training in other areas too, so please feel free to contact me to discuss any issue.
I also have my enhanced DBS and my safeguarding training is current.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 for 50 minutes online.
Home visits £50, plus travel time and fuel costs, dependent on your location.
I am based in Witney, Oxfordshire.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, I am currently only working remotely, via the phone or online platforms.
I am flexible in my working hours. Please contact me to make a mutually convenient appointment time.
What to expect:
Once you have made contact, I will ask for some further information from you,
to gain a better idea of the support you are looking for.
We will then agree an initial appointment day and time.
During your first appointment, I will explain my confidentiality agreement, and if you are happy, you will then be able to share what you're currently dealing with in more detail.