Emma-Jayne Hirst

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MA Psychology, Dip, MBACP | Intoessence.co.uk
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Bedford MK40 & London N1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 Hi, I’m Emma and thanks for taking a moment to stop by.

We come to therapy for all kinds of reasons and I provide a calm, safe and confidential space where you can talk about whatever is on your mind. I approach the process of therapy as a collaborative journey which encourages self-awareness and self-acceptance. As we become more aware of our thoughts, feelings, and actions, we are better able to navigate through struggle and uncertainty and choose how we want to live. As Jung stated: “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will rule your life and you will call it Fate.”

I have experience working with clients dealing with a wide range of life challenges and work mostly with: 

○ Low self-esteem and negative self-talk
○ Relationship issues and break-ups
○ Being in and staying in unhealthy relationships
○ Lack of focus and direction in life
○ Relationship anxiety
○ Feelings of intense highs and lows
○ Fear and anxiety in work
○ Fear and anxiety in social settings
○ Lack of trust in own thoughts, feelings and decisions
○ University studying stress and experiences
○ Shame and guilt about prior actions and behaviour
○ Boundary Setting
○ Spiritual inquiry and existential
○ Family issues

To book a complimentary 10 minute introductory call or for more information visit www.intoessence.co.uk

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA (Psych) - Master's degree in Psychology (Middlesex university)
  • Diploma in Psychosynthesis counselling (Registered member of BACP)
  • Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychology 
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy (Ongoing)
  • Diamond approach student at Ridhwan School from 2017 -2022

  • Before training as a counsellor I studied health studies at King’s College London University 

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trust issues, Guilt, Marital problems, Buddhism, Abandonment, Loss, Grieving, Confidence, Intimacy, Betrayal, Pregnancy, Lying, Creativity, IBS, Gender, LGBTQ+, Loneliness, Feeling sad, Low self-confidence, Family issues, Work- related stress, Separation and divorce, Gender dysphoria, Abortion and infertility, Eco anxiety, ADHD 


£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 -  50-minute session ​

-I have a limited number of concessionary spaces available for low-income or students, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Emma-Jayne Hirst
Emma-Jayne Hirst