Emma Nilsson

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Young People and Adult Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor
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Barnstaple EX31 & Ilfracombe EX34
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

Are you or someone you love finding life difficult at the moment? Are you feeling overwhelming emotions, anxiety or low moods? Are you struggling with life transitions or a feeling of stuckness? I offer a friendly, supportive, non-judgemental, safe space for adults and young people (11+) to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

How Can Counselling Help?

Talking through issues that you are finding difficult to cope with or uncomfortable can help unburden you, increase your self-awareness, make you feel less alone and gain a new perspective, all of which can help empower you to make healthier choices.

About me

I work as an Integrative Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor which means that I combine skills and tools from different theoretical approaches in order to provide you with personalised therapeutic support to help you express, explore, understand and work through issues. As well as using talking therapies such as CBT, person centred therapy, gestalt work and transactional analysis I can also offer creative approaches such as art, creative writing, play, visualisation, sand trays and mindfulness.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), and a member of the Association of Person Centred Creative Arts I adhere to their Ethical Frameworks which ensures that I keep my clients’ best interests at the heart of my work.

I have worked alongside a wide range of clients from age 11-80 covering a huge variety of mental health issues from anxiety, depression, bullying and self-harm to bereavement, trauma and historic sexual abuse within both short and longer-term therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling experience has been gained in the private, educational, and charity sectors, and includes being a counsellor at a secondary school, a one-to-one and group counsellor at an adult mental health charity,  and a young person’s counsellor for a mental health charity.

Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists)

Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)

Member of the Association of Person Centred Creative Arts (APCCA)

Alongside CPD covering various topics such as Trauma, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation, Female Sexual Health, and Neurodiversity, I have completed advanced training in Counselling Children and Young People, Online and Telephone Counselling, Creative CBT, Person Centred Creative Arts, and I have a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision Including Online and Telephone Working. I am currently studying to be able to offer couples counselling.

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Safeguarding trained

DBS checked

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Self Confidence

Panic Attacks

Family Issues

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

08.00 - 20.00

Further information

I understand that making that first move towards finding a counsellor can be a daunting and scary experience and I know that it is extremely important to find a therapist that feels right for you.  So please feel free to call for an initial chat, we can discuss what you are looking for and what you could expect from working with me so that we can both ensure that I would be the most suitable counsellor for you.

Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31

Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Home visits considered

Online platforms



In person

Qualified Clinical Supervisor.

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Emma Nilsson
Emma Nilsson