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The Head Space. FdA Couns. BSc Hons. MBACP Reg

About me

Hello, my name is Emma.

I want to acknowledge this important step and any apprehension you may have in this moment. Whether you have had counselling before, or this is your first time seeking support, this is a positive step towards getting the relief you are looking for.

I can offer you an often much-needed, ‘sounding board’ and a safe place that is without expectation or judgment. It will be your space to share and vent and begin to feel more yourself.  As a qualified counsellor, I have the experience and training to listen attentively with empathy and be with you in your discomfort and all that may feel unknown and uncertain to you.

I welcome you initially, to a free, no-obligation fifteen minutes consultation to discuss any questions and to get a sense of how we may work together; whether you preference is phone, Zoom/Skype or face-to-face.

Email me here or phone or text 07767 172955 I will respond to any messages within 24 - 48 hours.

As I sit alongside you, my hope is that you will experience an obvious depth of understanding from me as you explore conflicting and challenging parts of your life. Together, we will identify important life 'themes', recurrent and repetitive cycles and behavioural patterns. Through bringing these into the, 'here and now', we can nurture your deepening self-awareness; offering you an empowered and more grounded sense of identity.

How I work / locations.

My office is located in Salisbury City Centre and I currently see clients face-to-face on Mondays.  For more flexibility and Covid considerations, I also offer convenient Zoom/Skype sessions and phone sessions. Please contact me for AM/PM availability.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications & experience.

My training is seated within the Humanistic approach to counselling. This recognises the importance of an individual’s potential and their ability to experience growth. Within this, I am trained in and guided by Transactional Analysis. T.A .may enable a more structured way of working and can be very useful to the client when understanding their own relationship rhythms and historic, sometimes outdated, behaviours.

I am guided by the strength and potential of the relationship between therapist and client. By working honestly and openly together, it is possible to achieve longed for change and soothe everyday tensions and worries.

Much of my experience includes working with identity, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, low self-esteem and relationship conflict. I balance my private practice alongside my role as Counselling Lead for a women's service that supports vulnerable women.

To better support and enhance my client work; I am committed to my continuing professional development and regularly attend workshops to enhance my knowledge, understanding and grounding in this field.

I undergo regular, clinical supervision with a qualified supervisor and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapist (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. The framework may be accessed at www.bacp.co.uk.

I hold full Professional Liability insurance with Towergate Insurance and a current, enhanced DBS certificate.

Relevant Qualifications;

  • FdA Degree in Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis - Distinction.
  • BA/BSC (Hons) Health and Social Science.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • Working Online - Open University

Further training;

  • Personality Disorders.
  • Solution Focussed Brief Therapy.
  • Anxiety and Depression.
  • Impasse/’Stuckness’.
  • Working with Shame.
  • Working with Trauma.
  • Bereavement, grief and Loss.
  • Mindfulness.
  • Victims of Domestic Violence.
  • Identity Issues.
  • Neuroscience – Polyvagal theory.

I actively engage in regular continuing professional development through workshops, reading and a peer supervision group.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The Practice Rooms, 7A Catherine Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2DF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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