Emma Micklewright - The Head Space. FdA Couns. BSc Hons. MBACP Reg.
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 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.
During these uncertain COVID times, I offer convenient phone and Zoom/Skype sessions.
I work from Salisbury and I currently have office hours on Mondays. The office is a short walk from the train station and has visitor parking. 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working and can be very useful to the client when understanding their own relationship rhythms and historic, sometimes outdated, behaviours.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.
I have counselled clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement and loss, low self-esteem, relationship conflict and domestic violence.
I volunteer at two charitable organisations in Hampshire; a women’s service which provides counselling for vulnerable women in crisis and a charitable agency where I see clients with a number of presenting issues.
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.
- 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
- Personality Disorders.
- Solution Focussed Brief Therapy.
- Anxiety and Depression.
- Working with Shame.
- Working with Trauma.
- Bereavement, grief and Loss.
- 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.
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
My fees are £45 per 50 minute session.