Emma Johnsey Bsc, Dip Couns MBACP
An integrative counsellor means that I use a combination of theories including - person-centred therapy and psychodynamic counselling - with the aim of best matching the approach to the goal of the work and person who I am working with.
My approach assumes that the quality of our meeting is more important than any technique or theory that I use, and that different issues have meanings particular to the individual. Open communication is the key.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by their Code of Ethics.
For further information, see www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. I have a BA in Psychology and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Alongside my general counselling experience I have worked for specialist service organisations covering self-harm, crisis support, substance misuse, rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse. I work as a counsellor for the NHS alongside my private practice.
Although Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT played a central theme in my diploma I would describe myself as an Integrative counsellor. I will adapt my model and use creativity within my work, such as exploration through objects or art.
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
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
My standard fee is £45.00 per hour for an individual session. I also maintain a reduced price place and anyone who is interested in this should enquire whether this is vacant at present.