Emma Mirams

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DipHE Humanistic Counsellor & Registered Member of the BACP
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Newbury RG20 & Wantage OX12
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Have you decided that something needs to change or you need some extra support at this time?  Perhaps you are feeling low, uncertain of yourself or dissatisfied with how you are living your life.  Welcome.  My name is Emma and I provide counselling to individuals aged 18 and above.

After many years working in the corporate world, and more recently as a nutritional therapist, I trained as a Counsellor because I strongly believe in the value, and potential for growth and change, that counselling can bring.

My aim is to create a warm, welcoming environment in which you feel comfortable to explore the things which you feel are holding you back. I am focussed on creating a collaborative talking space with you, potentially enabling insight and a new depth of self understanding.

I have had diverse training and experience in various settings over the years, including working as a Counsellor for an Oxford-based charity for 2 years, supporting women who have experienced sexual abuse and violence.  I continue my professional development through the BACP and other online and in-person training providers, to ensure that I am up to date with current research relating to the world of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am due to commence my Master's in Counselling & Psychotherapy in 2024.

Here are some of the areas I have worked on with clients:

Low mood/depression
Sexual abuse/violence
Bereavement and loss
Work-related stress, work/life balance
Low self-esteem, low self-worth and confidence issues
Loss of identity, existential issues
Affairs and betrayals 
Family/relationship/marital issues
Trauma and PTSD

I work with clients using non-judgemental, sensitive inquiry, thoughtful perception and a genuine desire to understand the challenges or blocks in their life.  I am receptive to seeing people beyond how they ostensibly may appear - and aware that they may be suffering in ways which aren't evident at all.

I offer my honesty, integrity and care for you on your journey.  I endeavour to create an atmosphere of ease, confidentiality and respect where you feel heard and able to express yourself.

I have a private, dedicated therapy space with off-street parking, situated between Wantage and Newbury (RG20 7BE).

Please contact me today for a free, no-obligation chat, where we can start the conversation about what led you to seeking support.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Diploma (Distinction) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy, from Middlesex University
  • Level 2, 3 and 4 Certificates in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis
  • Certificate in Online Counselling
  • Certificate in Adult & Child Safeguarding
  • Oxford Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre in-house training program
  • Carolyn Spring Trauma & Relational Trauma training 
  • Carolyn Spring Suicide & Self-Harm training
  • Carolyn Spring Dissociation & Somatisation training
  • Helping Clients of Colour Heal (NICABM)
  • BA Hons degree in Communication Studies

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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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a 20-minute free, no obligation call to discuss your needs and explore how we might work together.

Once we decide to work together, we can arrange your first session.  Sessions last between 50-60 minutes.

When I work

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Further information

I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

I am DBS checked (enhanced).

Brightwalton, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20

Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My office is in a quiet, rural setting and separate from my house, with plenty of off-street parking. It is fully and easily accessible by wheelchair.

Emma Mirams
Emma Mirams