Emma Litman

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MBACP Psychotherapist & Counsellor: EMDR, TA, CBT, EFT & NLP
Available for new clients
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London EC1Y & Benfleet SS7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an MBACP & EMDR Adult & Youth Counsellor, EFT & NLP Practitioner, who can offer you face to face or online therapy at your convenience.

Clients say I’m warm, caring, passionate about my work and non-judgemental.

I am here to make space for you to talk about anything and everything in a safe place and you will never be judged.

I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, meaning I am professionally trained to provide you with many different therapies and approaches depending on your issue such as EMDR, Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Person Centred (Humanistic).

I also offer Inner Child Hypnosis (Spectrum/ Somatic Therapy), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Neuro Lingustic Programming (NLP), Trauma Rewind Technique & Mindfulness. 

I specialise in treating Anxiety, Depression, Family Issues, Social Anxiety, Abuse/ Trauma & Relationship Problems.

I have been trained to work with the unconscious part of your mind, the part that is known to replay old patterns of thinking from past experiences that cause us distress, anxiety and depression.

The combinations of therapy that I offer can guide you towards a rapid path to healing and transformation, I’m here to help you conquer your challenges that arise from suffering with Anxiety, Depression and Trauma. 

EMDR and Somatic Work helps calm your sympathetic nervous system: also known as the fight/flight/freeze response. These therapies create new awareness and transform your body from living in fear to becoming calmer and in a more relaxed state so you can become more resilient and happier as a result. 

I was diagnosed neurodiverse as a child with ADHD (inattentive and hyperactive), dyspraxia, dyscalculia and I have struggled with OCD symptoms and rejection sensitivity. I understand the anxieties and challenges on a deep personal level that come from being neurodivergent. 

I have had many difficulties in life and had much personal therapy of my own. I understand what it’s like to struggle emotionally, especially with social anxiety and trauma. This has given me the ability to be deeply empathetic and my clients often relay how they feel safe to be themselves with me and feel very listened to and understood. 

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Please feel free to contact me to arrange a free 20 minute phone consultation to see how I can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

I come from a background working at Citizens Advice Bureau, where I conducted casework with clients struggling with Debt, Homelessness, Housing, Divorce & Family Disputes.

I have counselled for:

-UK’s leading Mental Health Charity: Mind

-Domestic Abuse Charity: Women’s Aid/ Changing Pathway’s 

-Sweyne Park School in Rayleigh, Essex counselling Pupils and Parents.

- Renew Counselling Basildon as a Trauma therapist for long term psychotherapy  

- Freelance Trauma Therapist for Children’s Social Care Southend Council

I currently run a private counselling practice as well as providing emotional, social and wellbeing groups at Sweyne Park with pupils requiring support provision.   

I hold a current enhanced DBS and I am registered on the update service.

Talking therapy alone is unlikely to stop PTSD, Anxiety or associated symptoms such as avoidance of a place, hyper-vigilance and/ or obsessional thinking.

An example: A young soldier is sent off to war, he sees a petrol bomb go off causing terrible devastation. He finds a place to hide in terror, as more bombs go off. The soldier returns home, a few years later he passes his driving test and fills his car with petrol for the 1st time…what might happen when he smells the petrol. 
He might suddenly re-experience the exact same set of feelings/ bodily sensations and thoughts he had as a soldier & runs to hide.

PTSD & Anxiety symptoms's run in a part of the brain linking to our senses. If you have experienced Anxiety/ PTSD, you will understand personally, Anxiety/ PTSD symptoms form in the body: i.e. having a Racing Heart, Sweating, Tense Muscles, Being Hyper-vigilant, Feeling Hot or Cold.

Depending on different traumatic experiences, our animal instinct/ survival mode will lead us to: 

Fight; Anger/ Defend
Freeze; Numbness/ Can’t move                Flight; Escape/ Flee
Fawn; Please an abuser to stay safe

When dealing with Trauma, therapy should cater to working with our survival responses; The sympathetic nervous system -known also as Fight/Flight/Freeze/Fawn.

Our nervous system responses link to being triggered to Traumatic/ Fearful/ Painful memories even if it’s unconscious.

EMDR, NLP, EFT with EMDR 9 Gamut and Elements of Hypnosis are all specialist techniques that cater to treat Trauma/ PTSD, Anxiety and associated Depression. The above therapies get results fast and without re-traumatisation.

Member organisations

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

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Benfleet, Essex, SS7

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Emma Litman
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