Emma Iley

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Adv Dip Psy C, Prof. Dip Psy C, Cert Hyp CS, MNCS (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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
  • Carers
  • 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Additional information

£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.

When I work

I am flexible in my working hours. Please contact me to make a mutually convenient appointment time.

Further information

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.

Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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I work online or can come to your home.