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Emma Kelly Counselling Services. Dipcouns. MBACP

About me


Counselling isn't just for people with mental health issues, it’s a space to talk through whatever is worrying you, no matter how big or small that may seem to you - it matters and what you have to say matters and I want to be there for you.

Do you find that you often put others needs above your own? Perhaps you've forgotten what it’s like to even think about yourself, your wants and your needs.

​​We've all heard the saying that it’s good to talk, but have you noticed that people rarely listen? Do they really listen and take in what you are saying without offering unsolicited advice? 

​​Maybe you are met with unhelpful suggestions as to how you can feel better or “snap out of it”.  Well, counsellors don't do that, I won’t do that. I will listen and really hear you. I will try to understand what you are going through and help you to find ways to move forward.

I am genuinely interested in what you have to say, I want to hear about your experiences. I want to help you feel better, by truly getting to know you and holding a safe space so I can sit beside you in your pain.

It might be the only time in your life where it is just about you, a space to be heard and truly understood without any outside stressors.

If now's the time you've decided you would like to go ahead and speak to a counsellor, as scary as that may seem (and counselling doesn’t have to be scary!) you've already made the first step; the next step would be to contact me either by email at emmakellycounselling@hotmail.com or by phone/text on 07933957478.

Why counselling?

Perhaps you've found yourself on my listing because you are struggling with anxiety, feeling so anxious that even the small things seem huge and impossible to overcome.

Maybe you are experiencing problems in your family or romantic relationships, going through a relationship breakdown or struggling to maintain a loving relationship and be ready to talk to someone. ​

Are you looking to improve your self-esteem, to stop self-destructive patterns of behaviour and make some changes in your life. 

I can help you work through whatever is going on for you and to help you live a more fulfilling life.

How I can help you

I am an integrative counsellor which means that you are the sole focus of the work we do together, and I will draw upon different methods to find the best possible way to help you. You are a unique individual, and I will take your lead and work with you in a way which suits you best. I do not believe that one approach fits all.

I use a non-directive approach (I am not going to tell you what to do), I do this in order to understand your world through your eyes.

I have worked with anxiety, relationship breakdown, adult and childhood trauma, self-destructive behaviour, depression, low self-esteem and bereavement. Sometimes past events can keep affecting us for a long time and I can help you to manage that. 

 I work with both adults and adolescents (ages 16 and up). 

Next steps

Please contact me either by email at emmakellycouselling@hotmail.com or by phone/text on 07933957478.

We can then arrange to have a free 10-20-minute telephone conversation (should you want this). This will be an informal chat about what you are wanting from counselling so that you can get an idea of what counselling is and decide if I am the right counsellor for you. If after that you feel you would like to go ahead, then we can make a suitable appointment either in person, over the phone or online. I do not expect you to go into detail over the phone and there is absolutely no obligation to book an appointment and I will leave this completely up to you.

Alternatively, you can just drop me an email or text message and we can arrange a session.

A little about me

I am a fully qualified, registered counsellor; based in the quiet village of Rippingale (near Bourne). I offer one-to-one face-to-face counselling, in a discreet and relaxing counselling space.

​A great deal of my experience involves working within the criminal justice system for around 10 years, working mostly with teenagers, young and older adults. I also have experience of working for charities such as the RNIB, Little Miracles and in the civil service and public sector.

Before becoming self-employed, I worked as a counsellor for Little Miracles in Peterborough. Here I worked for over a year, with both adolescents (aged 16+) and parents of children with learning difficulties. I worked with self esteem, childhood trauma, anxiety and depression amongst other things.  

​I am non-judgmental, here to listen and support you during your counselling journey and hope to build a trusting relationship with you. I offer both long term, and short term counselling, and will work with you for as long as you need.

​I am extremely passionate about what I do, and counselling has been my dream job for as long as I can remember. I have always been drawn to roles where I am helping people but with counselling it feels like a privilege to sit with someone in some of their darkest moments or when they feel at their most vulnerable. I will always appreciate just how hard it is to make the decision to come for counselling, but I truly believe it is also one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make for yourself.  Even if it can be incredibly difficult at times.

​I am an accredited PSA registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) (MBACP), I adhere to their Code of Ethics and have regular supervision to ensure I work safely, ethically and always in the best interest of my clients. My client’s needs and welfare really are at the heart of the work we do together. 

​I'd love to hear from you, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more or have any questions at all. There's no such thing as a silly question.

Even if you aren't sure that you are ready to start therapy yet, please do get in touch and perhaps I can help support you with any reservations, concerns or question you may have.

I currently work with adults and teenagers/adolescents ages 16+ . 

Counsellor | Emma Kelly Counselling Services | Rippingale (ekelly82.wixsite.com)

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Training, Qualifications and Experience

Registered Qualified Counsellor

​​British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)  - Accredited Registered Member of professional body (MBACP)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Certificate of Proficiency 

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)​​

Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma​​ 

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)​​

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB) ​

Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB)​​

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (RQF)​​

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties  ​​

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health​​

Understanding Autism, Asperger's and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Certificate

Little Miracles Volunteer Counsellor Apr 2018 – Aug 2019 ​​

Worked as a Counsellor in private practice since 2019​​

 I am committed to ongoing training as part of my personal and professional development and often attend regular training courses.

I currently work with ages 16+

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fees are £45 per 1 hour session, the first session will include the initial assessment. I also offer a discount for block bookings of 5 sessions (£210). 

I offer a free initial 10-20 minute telephone consultation with no obligation to book further sessions. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Monday 17:00-20:00
  • Tuesday 17:00-20:00
  • Wednesday 
  • Thursday 17:00-20:00
  • Friday: 17:00 - 2000

Further information

I provide both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy depending on your needs, this can be discussed during our initial consultation and assessment.

I have experience working with adults and young people (aged 16+), working with past trauma, domestic abuse, anxiety, depression and relationship breakdowns.

My practice is in Rippingale in a quiet, comfortable and very discreet setting with parking. Clients have commented that it has a real "at home" feel.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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