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(Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Dip), Reg member MBACP)

About me

We all have periods where we struggle with ourselves, with our feelings and emotions, with our lives.  We can experience the darkest of thoughts and feel very isolated, all too often believing we are alone in our suffering, we do not have to be.  With some support and nurturing we can begin to feel stronger and look towards the future, rather than away from it.

My name is Emma and I can offer you a warm yet professional and non judgemental approach to counselling in a safe, calm and relaxed space.  I use an integrated, client led, flexible, approach derived not only from my years of training but also from a wealth of life experience.  I have worked with people from all ages and from all walks of life.  I've worked extensively with those suffering from anxiety and depression, relationship and family issues, health problems, bereavement, trauma and addictions. I have knowledge, understanding and experience of working with clients with ADHD and ASD. I work with both adults and teenagers in all of these and other areas. (see areas of counselling list below)

Together, we will look at your individual situation and your reasons for seeking counselling.  We will explore your current thoughts, feelings and emotions and unravel long- held beliefs you may have about yourself that have held you back and made you feel trapped and stuck.  We will find ways for you to accept and navigate difficult times, find inner strength, restore self-belief, self worth and self compassion and, ultimately, feel at peace with yourself and the world around you, thus enabling you to experience life and your relationships in a more positive and fulfilling way.

I do know it can be daunting taking the first step into asking for some help so please feel free to drop me an email or phone call and we can have an informal chat about what you might be hoping for.

The sessions I offer are 50 minutes and are charged at £50 per session.
The no obligation initial session is charged at a reduced rate of £30

I offer face to face sessions or online or telephone 

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

Understanding Autism, Asperger's and ADHD Mooc Certificate  2022

Member organisations

BACP

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 (50 minute session)

Possible concessions available, please contact me for details


When I work

weekdays and evenings

Further information

Holds an up to date DBS
I hold professional liability insurance.

Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom