Emma Leeper (Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Reg member MBACP)
Life can feel like a struggle at times for so many different reasons, but when things start to become overwhelming it can make simply managing every day just too much and leave us feeling isolated and desperate.
Hi, my name is Emma, welcome to my page.
How we view and feel about external situations can change when we work on our internal stories and patterns of behaviour. Through working in this way, we have the capacity to change our relationship to the past and future and fully live in the present.
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change" W. Dyer
Being trained in Integrative Therapy means I draw on various psychotherapeutic approaches. I am predominantly person centred but draw on many other theoretical approaches depending on your individual needs. I have a wealth of life experience to bring to our relationship and our work together.
I do understand that coming to see a counsellor can feel like a daunting prospect. My greatest priority at the beginning of a counselling relationship is to acknowledge any difficult feelings you may have about coming to see me, and hopefully, at your pace, begin to alleviate those and together, we can look at your reasons for considering counselling.
Whatever brings you to counselling, I strongly believe that in just being able to share in a safe confidential space, with someone who is there solely for you, is in itself one of the biggest healing aspects of therapy. The relationship between myself and all of my clients is of the utmost importance. When that relationship is established it can become an ideal environment for the therapy to take place and enable you to make the changes you desire, or simply just the space you need to work through whatever it is that may be troubling you.
I have worked with so many different clients, of all ages and from all walks of life and within that they all bring many issues. I find I work with sufferers of anxiety a great deal these days, so if you are suffering from anxiety in whatever form, please firstly know that you truly are not alone. I have proven positive results from many clients in my work helping to firstly understand and then alleviate their anxiety.
"After trying counselling before and not having much progress I was a bit apprehensive about doing it again. However as soon as i had e mailed Emma and received her reply I felt at ease and confident that she would be able to help me with my anxiety problems.The sessions were always so important for me and Emma really did make me see my anxiety in a different way and to mainly stop beating myself up about it. I feel i can better manage my anxiety now with different techniques that I have been taught and mainly just from having someone to listen to me and support me. I know it will never fully go away but Emma has helped me to accept it and control it.Thank you Emma." Client B January 2017.
Everybody is different and experiences things in different ways so please feel free when you contact me to let me know exactly what it is that is troubling you and we can look at it from your individual perspective. I am experienced in both short term focused therapy and longer term work.
As well as my private practice, I worked for 19 months at the Youth Enquiry service in Colchester with clients aged between 11 and 22. I now work part-time at the Kernos Centre Charity in Sudbury also working with young people and adults.
Please feel free to contact me via phone or email where we can arrange a suitable time for an initial session, we can meet and see if you feel that I might be someone you feel comfortable to work with. After which, it is totally your choice wether you wish to continue with any further sessions. My normal fee for a 50 minute session is £45 but I offer a reduced fee of £25 for the initial consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2014 (accredited gold standard course)
Certificate in Counselling Skills 1999
CSCT Certificate in Counselling Theory 1999
CSCT Advanced Certificate In Counselling Skills and Theory 2000
Certificate in working with Domestic violence victims 2013
Part 1 & 2 exploringU counselling ABI Acquired Brain Injury Training. 2015
1 year working as a Volunteer counsellor with Children and adolescents at the Youth Enquiry Service in Colchester
** every year I attend and/or complete online various cpd courses that relate to my work. **
Most recent courses :
Survivors of sexual abuse
Being present with suffering
A reflective guide to gender identity counselling
Online safety course
Living with uncertainty
- Introduction to Buddhist Psychology
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
£45 (50 minute session)
some concessions available, please contact me for details
Holds an up to date DBS
I hold professional liability insurance.