Emma Kehoe, Integrative Counsellor, MBACP Reg DipCouns
I offer a secure, supportive, non-judgmental space where issues can be explored in your own time. I am there to work with you to look at what you think is best for you, I will not offer advice or tell you what to do. I will walk alongside you offering support, encouragement, empathy, guidance and gentle challenging.
I work in an integrative way, using different counselling theories. The theories I practice are:-
- Person-centred - offering you acceptance, empathy and working alongside you to look at your core conditions and self worth
- Cognitive behavioural - that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave
- Psychodynamic - exploring how your unconscious thoughts affect your current behaviour
- Existentialism - exploring meaning through a philosophical perspective
If you are happy to you will also have the opportunity to explore feelings through the use of visual exercises, mood cards, stones, etc.
I work both short and long term.
Please feel free to contact me to set up an initial session via email. If you would like an informal chat first to decide if you wish to book counselling I will be very happy to call you.
I offer telephone and online counselling.
* I offer concessions for low income groups and key workers
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Inter-Psyche Training Institute in Kent and gained an accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling. Inter-Psyche is the only counselling and psychotherapy training centre based within the NHS and trains student to BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited diploma standard.
I work for The Bariatric Consultancy and deliver 10-week intensive one to one CBT counselling. This counselling focuses on addressing peoples relationship to food and developing new coping strategies. The aim of these sessions are to help people to better understand their triggers to disordered eating and to explore alternative strategies when they are dealing with life events and trauma. I also set goals to improve self-esteem and improve eating behaviours and help people to think positively about themselves and help them implement change.
I also work privately, working in an integrative way, ensuring that the needs of my clients are met.
I previously also volunteered at St. Christopher's Hospice, providing 12-week one-to-one bereavement support which provided people with a space to talk about the consequences of their loss and how they were grieving. In these sessions I worked with people to help them think about any changes they may need to make and find a way to a new life that includes remembering the person who has died in the way that they wished.
Further Training & Continuing Professional Development:
- Eating Disorders Explored
- Working Therapeutically With Clients With a Psychiatric Diagnosis
- Safeguarding Adults and Children training
- Trauma and Suicide Protocol
- The links between Medication and Mental Health
- Undertaking Psychological Assessments
- Body image: prevalence, causes and consequences
- Domestic Violence training
- Telephone counselling training
- Bereavement training (6 days)
- Attachment - Development of identity in childhood
Obesity and the psychological impact on people's emotional well-being working in a CBT focused way (2 days)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
A weekly session, including the initial assessment session, lasts 50 minutes and costs £40 per session.
I am happy to offer concessions to students or those not currently in work. I also offer concessions for low income groups and key workers.