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Specialising in Anxiety, self-esteem and neurodiversity.

About me

Hi, my name is Emma. I am a counsellor working in Southampton and the New Forest and also offer online sessions. If there is something holding you back in life and you feel you would benefit from a warm, welcoming, and confidential space to explore where to go next, please get in touch.

I offer talking and creative therapy to adults and young people both in person and online. I am a qualified and registered Gestalt therapist, with additional training in humanistic and CBT counselling. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space to explore with you any issues that may be affecting your current life circumstances. The approach that I use means that I can offer many tools and techniques that complement the traditional talking therapy, and I am able to adapt my way of working dependent on your needs and goals.

I have a specialist interest and personal experience in neurodiversity and support many clients with Autism, ADHD, and associated diagnosis and pre diagnosis. I do not work with what is often referred to as a label, rather the individual and their presenting issue, adapting the therapy to suit their needs. I am an autism ambassador for Hampshire and the I.O.W

My personal and professional experience of neurodiversity continues to drive my passion to assist those who may be struggling with areas of their lives and encourage greater confidence for those who are learning about themselves.

I understand that reaching out for support can be a daunting prospect for many, and finding the right therapist is an integral part of the process. I offer a free initial appointment, allowing you to decide if I am the right fit for you before committing to therapy. Please take a look at my website for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

DipHE - gestalt counselling

City and Guilds level 4 - Understanding suicide interventions

Open University - DE100 Investigating psychology

Open University - E102 Introduction to childhood studies 

Level 3 Diploma - SFA suicide first aid

Autism ambassador - Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, and Portsmouth

BACP - - working online

Counselling young people - mental health and young people

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60 per face to face session 

£55 per online session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Basepoint Enterprise Centre, Andersons Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 5FE

Southampton, Hampshire, SO40

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Both of the therapy rooms I work from have wheelchair access.

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