Emma Leeper (Diploma in Integrative Counseling, Reg member MBACP)
It is not an easy world we live in today. Life can be such a struggle at times for so many different reasons, but when things start to become overwhelming it can make managing every day things just too much and leave us feeling isolated and alone, not knowing how or where to turn.
My name is Emma, I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor.
Welcome to my profile.
I am integratively trained, meaning I am able to work with different approaches, I feel it is very important that each client is offered a unique approach that is going to work for them.
I work predominantly using the Person centred/Humanistic approach, psychodynamic, TA and some aspects of CBT, all depending on your needs.
Not only do I offer my professional skills and my life experience but I am also extremely passionate about counselling, and I can honestly say my passion extends to my work with each and every client. I began my training to become a counsellor 18 years ago. It is far more than just a profession for me, it comes from the heart. I am naturally a very empathic person, down to earth, easy to talk to, non judgemental and above all genuine. These are beliefs and attributes I can offer you in our work.
I do understand that coming to see a counsellor can feel like a daunting experience. My greatest priority in the beginning of a counselling relationship is to acknowledge any difficult feelings you may have about actually coming to see a me, and hopefully, at your pace, begin to alleviate those and, together, we can look at your reasons for coming.
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 my clients is of the upmost importance. And 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 what ever it is that may be troubling you.
I have worked with so many different clients, of all ages and 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.
I also work frequently with issues of self worth and esteem, a lack of direction and motivation, depression and relationship problems.
I am also very committed and passionate about working with men. It is apparent, even today, even in a world that is becoming more open about talking about our emotions and mental well being, that men, of all ages, of all backgrounds, can still struggle to feel able to talk about deeper issues and feelings, feelings of shame and failure making it sometimes impossible to have a voice. I have had the privaledge of working with many men now of all ages, I have seen and worked with some of the struggles they face in just even coming to counselling, let alone accessing and feeling ok to talk about what is really going on for them. I have often found that after finishing even the first session, they realise that this is something that they find they are able to do and what a relief it can be.
Please see to the bottom of my profile for a more comprehensive list of issues that I have experience of working with. Obviously 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 worrying you and we can look at it from your individual situation.
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 and now I work at the Kernos Centre in Sudbury also working with young people, which I am truly passionate about and humbled to be able to work with this age group.
I am going to begin my training this year, 2019, in EFT, meta tapping. I already use this personally and totally beleive in its benefits for so many issues. I will be bringing this to my work later this year after completing level 1 and 2 and then will be a fully qualified accredited practioner in 2020.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£45 (50 minute session)
some concessions available, please contact me for details
Holds an up to date DBS
I hold professional liability insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekdays and evenings
Types of client