Emma Reed MNCS (Accred)
The Apothecary Shop
31 The Homend
Lyttelton Well Counselling Rooms
6 Church Street
My name is Emma, and I'm an experienced counsellor working in Ledbury and Malvern. I am warm and personable, open and non-judgemental. When you come for counselling with me, you'll meet someone who is interested in who you are as a person. I'll seek to understand the world from your point of view.
What will it be like?
As I share my insights that come from experience and training, you'll gain a new awareness of your own reactions and be able to make choices that are right for you at this time of your life. Not only that, but I'll encourage you to become softer in your relationship with yourself. You've got very good reasons for doing things the way you do, and accepting those reasons allows you to feel more comfortable with who you are.
For many of us, learning to accept ourselves in this way makes the challenges we face more bearable. We become more tolerant of ourselves and of others, our relationships improve, and we are better able to get our needs properly met.
I'm passionate about providing a safe and supportive space where you can feel you really matter. My focus is on accepting you just as you are, appreciating how you came to your current situation and encouraging you to be true to yourself. In this therapeutic relationship it's possible for you to discover what you really want and need, to work through whatever it is that holds you back and to make the choices that are right for you.
How do I start?
If you want to find out if counselling is right for you, just call or email me and I will offer you an initial appointment. Please note that if you contact me on a Sunday I will reply by the next working day.
In our first session you will have a chance to meet me, find out how I work and assess whether you will feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings with me. We will explore how counselling may help you over time and together we can decide whether counselling is suitable for you at this time.
I work in private practice in Ledbury and Malvern, run a social enterprise counselling outreach project, contribute to the Herefordshire Healthy Living Network and volunteer in a charitable counselling agency in Malvern.
I am also an experienced hypnotherapist and offer progressive therapeutic hypnotherapy on request.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice.
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory.
Accredited Registrant Member of The National Counselling Society.
Level 4 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
Registrant member of The National Hypnotherapy Society
I continue to have regular professional training and supervision in order to ensure you the client receive the highest quality service.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Women in transition. Life changes. Defining a career. Personal identity. Family responsibilities. Caring for others. Trauma recovery. Menopause. Empty nest. Career redevelopment. Personal illness and recovery. Retirement.
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£45 per session (50 minutes).
24 hr minimum cancellation policy applies
If you wish to commit to longer term work, sessions may be invoiced monthly upon discussion of terms. A 10% discount is available for monthly payments.
I am able to offer a limited number of concessionary places for those in receipt of benefits. Please ask to check for availability.
Corporate counselling packages available. Please contact me to discuss terms.
I specialise in working with women in transition.
Whether life is changing around you, or changes are occurring within, sometimes it can be hard to keep balanced and focused.
Women in transition:
Our roles as women change throughout our lives, but it's not always easy to adjust to the new expectations each stage brings. Whether you need help to cope with the sudden limitations of a new family or sick relative, or with the daunting freedom of retirement or children leaving home, counselling will help you to maintain balance and perspective. In a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship you can discover what it is you really want and need, working through whatever it is that holds you back and finding the strength to make choices that are true to you.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There are two short flights of low steps up to The Apothecary Shop treatment room which may prove difficult if your mobility is limited. Home visits can be requested as an alternative or The Lyttleton Well Counselling Rooms are wheelchair accessible.
Tuesday to Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm.
Types of client