About me

I am a MBACP Adult & Youth Counsellor / Psychotherapist, EFT practitioner with Sensory Eye Movement Processing (9 Gamut procedure) & NLP Life Coach.

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

I can offer you safe and freeing environment for you to work through your issues. 

I currently work part time as a counsellor at Sweyne Park Secondary School in Essex. I have a fully enhanced DBS.

I am an integrative therapist, meaning I have professionally trained and can provide you with different therapies depending on your issue such as Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Person Centred (Humanistic).

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

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

Training, qualifications & experience

I have previously worked for the Castle Point Citizens Advice Bureau working with Debt, Homelessness, Housing, Divorce, Family disputes and Wills.

From my love of working with people, I decided to train to become a Counsellor at Victoria Training and Counselling, Southend-on-sea.  

Due to my fantastic training at Victoria Counselling, I have counselled for one of UK’s leading mental health charities; Mind and Womens Domestic Abuse charity; Changing Pathways (Women’s Aid)

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.

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.

I have had many difficulties in life and truly 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. 

I was diagnosed aged 13 with ADHD (Inattentive and Hyperactive), Discalcular and Dyspraxia. I understand neuro diversity on a personal level and can help with associated anxiety that comes with having behavioural and learning difficulties. 

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per 50 minutes Counselling / Coaching

Leigh-on-Sea
Essex
SS9

Benfleet
Essex
SS7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Social

Emma Litman

Emma Litman