Emma Kennedy MBACP Counselling Practitioner
NB: In light of current circumstances I am only available to offer therapy online via telephone or zoom sessions. I am thoroughly preparing for this to commence on week beginning 23rd March, I have completed some extra training in light of this so your experience of therapy is not compromised. These are tough times and understandably anxious for many people, I want to assure you over the coming weeks I will be running new and different types of things in relation to helping you get through this.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
I am currently only available for online or telephone sessions
Available for contacting
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 8pm
Wednesday 9am to 12pm
Thursday 9am to 12pm
friday 3pm to 7pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am currently supervising students studying towards their counselling qualifications helping them to develop their qualification and practice in the counselling sector helping them to maintain their own personal development. .