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Dip.Couns. MBACP

About me

I am a fully qualified, BACP registered integrative counsellor offering a confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic space, giving you the opportunity  to explore and understand the reasons that have led you to therapy.  My training enables me to be flexible and adaptable in my approach as I believe therapy is not a 'one size fits all' endeavour.

A warm welcome awaits you at my counselling room, where I provide a safe and caring environment for whatever you choose to bring. My approach is not to sit there silently nodding but rather a two-way process where we communicate and interact.

We can all experience fear, anxiety or depression in our lives – maybe about the past,  the here and now,  or our future and sometimes our struggles may just feel unexplained and impossible.

Struggling with feelings can be overwhelming, leading us to feel we are not living the life we should be, which is where counselling can help in finding a more satisfying and resourceful way of living. 

Together we can help untangle your thoughts and feelings, identifying and exploring unhelpful repeating patterns with a sense of kindness and lucidity.

I listen openly and without judgement; this openness is fundamental to our therapy relationship and will help you cope with the present, identify your resources and gain greater self-awareness and acceptance.

My work with clients covers many different aspects such as trauma, abuse, bereavement, life changing health issues, relationship difficulties, job dissatisfaction, life changes, depression or simply unexplained feelings of loss, fear and anxiety.

Whatever the reason, we can work together to increase your self-awareness and your potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Integrative Counsellor and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a member of the BACP, I abide by their code of ethics, to practice safely and ethically.

During my counselling training and now alongside my private practice, I work for an organisation offering long-term individual therapy to male and female victims of physical, sexual, mental, emotional and financial abuse . 

In my previous sixteen year career as a police officer, I worked with different client groups including offenders, ex-offenders, severe and enduring mental health, and alcohol and substance use.  I have an intimate knowledge of criminal justice, social services and mental health systems, coupled with experience in safeguarding adults and children as well as supporting police officers dealing with trauma and stress related issues within their role.

Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Registered Member

CPCAB - Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Diploma in Bereavement Counselling - Cruse

Training - Starting October 2022 Level 5 CPCAB diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

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.


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Fees are £50 per 50 minute session, either remotely or face to face 

I offer a free 15 minute initial in-person, telephone or online consultation

Further information

Call or email Emma for a free 15 minute consultation - 07846767901

Water Lane, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7

Milton Keynes, MK17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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