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About me

I am a warm and empathic psychotherapist, counsellor and coach. I believe that these approaches, when used effectively, are able to raise our awareness of our behaviours, our patterns and our less effective ways of dealing with life and relationships. When we identify these patterns, we may find new ways of responding and relating to ourselves and to others, which can help us make important changes in our lives.

As a humanistic psychotherapist, I see you as an individual with your own unique story and response to the world. I work with you in a confidential, non-judgemental environment so that you are free to explore any issue you choose and at a pace that is comfortable for you.

I began my career in Public Relations, working in the City in London where I developed an attention to detail, coaching and communication skills, and a keen interest in how people behave and respond to their life experiences. I understand the challenges of balancing work with other demanding commitments and pressures we might have in our lives, including relationships, parenting and family. I work closely with people to help them manage this balance, particularly when life can seem overwhelming or flat. As a parent myself, I am interested in supporting parents, both in their roles as parents and as individuals in their own right.

Through my practice at Hackney Therapy, I work with individuals, couples and groups both face-to-face and using Skype. Some of the issues I focus on range from self-esteem to addiction, eating disorders, body image, anxiety, burnout, anger management, career changes, and communication skills.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the BACP (MBACP Accred) and am in ongoing supervision and professional development at Spectrum, a UKCP registered centre for humanistic psychotherapy and training. I draw primarily on Gestalt Psychotherapy and Formative Psychology, as a basis for my work.

I hold an Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills and am trained to work with both individuals and couples in the areas of Anger Management, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Sexuality and Childhood Sexual Abuse; and Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss.

I comply with the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations


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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


My fee operates on a sliding scale from £65 to £100 for individuals, couples, coaching clients, and corporate referrals

Hackney Therapy
342 Kingsland Road
E8 4DA

Key details

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Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Emma Light MBACP (Accred)

Emma Light MBACP (Accred)