About me

Hello, and welcome. I am an integrative counsellor based in South London. I offer weekly sessions to individual adults (over the age of 18). I have a daytime face-to-face practice in Tooting, within easy reach of Balham and Streatham. I also offer online sessions (daytime and evenings) and work with clients anywhere within the UK.  

Seeking counselling for the first time can feel daunting. At its most simple, counselling involves talking about yourself to someone who will not judge you, and who will offer different perspectives on whatever has brought you to therapy. 

I have experience in helping people with a wide range of issues, including:

  • anxiety and stress;
  • depression and loss;
  • low self-esteem;
  • parenting worries;
  • family and relationship problems;
  • pregnancy and fertility;
  • being a carer;
  • identity issues;
  • and life transitions.

My therapeutic approach is integrative. This means that I draw on a range of therapeutic ideas in tailoring my approach to your unique needs. Whatever is troubling you now may have roots in your past relationships and we might explore the ways in which your past continues to colour your present life. It can also be helpful to identify your characteristic thinking patterns about yourself and other people.

Beginning counselling

If you would like to explore beginning counselling with me, please do get in touch. We can then schedule a short initial phone call, for which there is no charge. We might then arrange an initial session, which gives us a chance to think together about what you would like to gain from counselling, and whether this feels like the best option for you. If you would like to go ahead, we will arrange to meet each week at the same time. We will review how you are finding the process after a few weeks. I offer both short-term counselling for specific issues, and open-ended therapy for longer-term exploration. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also have a post-qualifying certificate in online therapy and professional membership of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online. I am currently working towards a post-qualifying diploma in advanced clinical practice at the Minster Centre.

In addition to my private practice, I see clients in primary care within the NHS. Prior to this, I worked with clients in a range of community counselling settings and previously volunteered for SANE, Cruse, and MIND.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

Fees

Additional information

My fees are currently £60 per 50-minute session.

The Awareness Centre
74-80 Upper Tooting Road
London
SW17 7PB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom
Emma Seymour

Emma Seymour