Emma Kennedy MBACP Counselling Practitioner
Online Therapy -We arrange a suitable time for you and you receive an invite via your email address and follow the link on the time arranged. All you need to do is make sure you have privacy and comfortable, make sure you have a drink of water or a cuppa, also a pen and paper just in case you need to write down some information for things that I may recommend.
Telephone sessions - this is much like online therapy but it's a phone call, I will call you at the scheduled time and prepare yourself in the same way as online therapy have a drink and pen and paper to hand, make sure you wont be disturbed too and you are comfortable.
Email - this can be arranged in light of social distancing and isolation, I know some people wont feel comfortable or have the privacy to access telephone or online sessions and I believe everyone should have this For email sessions we can make a scheduled slot for half an hour of emails at an arranged time or the chance to to have a set amount of emails per week at a flexible time. Both of these email options you can have access to worksheets and videos tailored to your needs. This is a much cheaper service but one that you can be just as valuable as face to face therapy.
How can I help you?
I can help people who are struggling to find their way, perhaps anxiety has taken a hold of your life and is preventing you from doing your daily tasks? Perhaps you've had adverse childhood events or traumas that you are finding it hard to deal with. Maybe it's a mixture of things and you want to find ways to balance your emotions. Counselling helps you to do this along with building confidence and finding a much more manageable lifestyle.
What type of therapy can I Offer?
Being an integrative counsellor means that I use a group of different therapies to form a personal experience for each client. I recognise that "one shoe doesn't fit all" so it is adapted accordingly. Working from a Person Centred base offering an empathetic, trauma focused and respectful presence allowing you to process your feelings and create positive change in your life.
What to expect from sessions
Sessions last for around 50 minutes with 10 minute downtime to help ground you when you leave and set about the rest of your day. You can expect to learn techniques that can help to manage your thoughts and any triggers to negative emotions along with developing a solid sense of who you are what direction you are heading in your life. You can expect to work with a therapist who is passionate about creating positive change in people's lives and who has can apply their skills in one to one or group practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
What are my Qualifications?
- BA Counselling Studies (2017)
- Foundation Degree Integrative Counselling (2012)
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
- Somatic Trauma and the Body (2019)
- Relational Trauma (2019)
- Hope for Sexual Abuse Survivors - 2019
- Dealing with Distress - 2020
- Emotionally focussed Therapy Online course (EFT): 12 CPD hours- 2020
- Dialectical Behavioural Online course (DBT): 12 CPD hours - 2020
- Clinical Supervision Skills - SDS Seminars - 2018
- Mental Health first Aid 2018
- Mental Capacity Act 2018
- Youth Mindfulness Practitioner Course 2018 - 5 Day Practical Course
- Narcissism, Depression and Authenticity Certificate - Psychotherapy UK – June 2012
- Introduction to counselling children 2 day course - Place 2 Be – September 2012
- Helping Children Tell Their Stories – Place 2 Be - Jan 2013
Types of Therapy That I use?
- Solution focused
- Trauma Focused
- Dialectical (DBT)
- Emotionally Focused
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
What Client Issues have I worked with?
- Emotional Disturbance
- Emotional Instability Disorder (BPD)
- Child or Adolescent
- Self Harm
- Family or relationship conflict
- Burn-out / Chronic conditions
- Domestic abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Self esteem
- Suicide Ideation
- Trauma PTSD
- PMDD, PMS, Menopause
What Work Experience do I Have
I am a counsellor specialised in emotional regulation and have worked with children, adolescents and adults that struggle to cope with life and situations around them. I help them build up their confidence so they can take their next step. I've worked and I am hired by a diversity of institutions and charity sectors, including schools that ask you to help with support. I am also trained in trauma focussed work. I have an incredibly high success rate with my clients and supervisee's this is created by a true passion for helping people thrive.
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
£40 Please contact in regards to concessions for students or low income.
I am currently available from 9.30am to 8pm on weekdays and 10am to 2pm on saturdays, though in between sessions therefore it is best to leave me a message via text or email and I can respond as soon as I am available, usually within 24 hours.
Thank you and Best wishes