Hi, my name is Emma and welcome to my profile. Life can bring many challenges, which can often leave us feeling stuck, overwhelmed, low or anxious. People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, such as following a bereavement or major life change, to help them cope with the stresses of everyday life or perhaps wishing to understand themselves better. You may be feeling sad, having panic attacks or have low self-confidence. It can be difficult to talk to loved ones or friends when we are feeling overwhelmed. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer you my support.
How counselling can help
Person-Centred counselling is a talking therapy that gives you the space to unravel what is going on for you in a secure and non-judgemental environment. I passionately believe in the benefits of talking therapy and the improvements it can bring to people's lives, relationships and to their well-being. Exploring our experiences and feelings more fully can lead to greater self-awareness and insight, which in turn can help us to feel and to cope better, and to be more in control of our lives and the path we are taking.
As well as being warm and friendly, personal qualities I bring are care, compassion, empathy and a non-judgemental ear. I aim to ensure that you feel accepted, supported and listened to. We are all unique, and as such, no issue feels the same to everyone. I view and treat each client as an individual, tailoring therapy to your needs and empowering you to move forward in ways that matter to you.
What to expect
In our sessions I will be led by you and go at your pace. I work predominately as a Person-Centred counsellor, but may bring in other elements such as mindfulness or Cognitive Behavioural techniques if this feels helpful and relevant for you.
I understand that it can be hard to take the first step, but if you feel ready, I offer a free 20-minute initial consultation by phone, where you can see if you would like us to work together. I can answer any questions you may have, and we can talk through your needs, hopes and what to expect. Finding the right therapist is really important and there is no obligation to commit to sessions. Please feel free to contact me, I am ready to help and looking forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and insured Counsellor and Psychotherapist, holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Salford. As a registered member of the BACP, the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I adhere to their code of ethics regarding client confidentiality and safe and ethical working.
What I can help with
I work with adults aged 16+ and older adults, and can help with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, panic, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, relationship difficulties, stress, self-esteem, bereavement and loss, depression, chronic illness/fatigue and women's issues. I can offer short term support or can work with you longer term, where our weekly sessions can become fortnightly or even monthly if this is something that would be helpful for you.
Specialism in bereavement and loss counselling
As an experienced volunteer counsellor for the Macmillan Wellbeing Centre based at Trafford General, I have developed specialisms in supporting those dealing with bereavement and loss, as well as working alongside clients who have received a cancer diagnosis, those living with a serious or chronic illness, or those caring for loved ones. I am passionate about supporting those who are grieving. Losing a loved one can impact us in many ways, perhaps affecting our physical health, quality of sleep and our sense of who we are without that person. I will be with you and support you as we work through these things together.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Women's issues including menopause
- Living with chronic illness
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Fee payable 24 hours in advance by bank transfer please.
I am based in Urmston, Manchester M41.