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MBACP, MSc, Counsellor

About me

Hi, my name is Emma and I am a qualified Person-centred counsellor (MBACP) currently working in Crewe, Cheshire East.

Being Person-centred means that the sessions I offer are client-led, valuing the unique experience of each individual. We can all face times in our lives where we feel like we need extra support or just a listening ear. I believe that, as a counsellor, I can provide both of these things as well as a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore and make sense of your thoughts and feelings. My aim is that during our sessions together my clients will feel empowered and valued and eventually able to find their own solutions.

I work to the 'counselling hour', which is 50 minutes and the sessions can either be short term or long term, but this up to the client.

Although my counselling sessions are driven from a Person-centred perspective I will include theories and techniques from other areas, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis depending on the client and the presenting issue.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have various experience in different areas and working with different age groups. I have 6 years experience working in a college with students providing learning support for those with additional learning needs, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyslexia, etc... After completing my Master's degree in Counselling Psychology I worked as a counsellor in a college, offering sessions to both staff and students, some of whom had additional needs, which had to be taken into consideration during our sessions together and I adapted accordingly. Whilst completing my counselling training, I provided counselling sessions for NHS staff as part of the North Staffordshire Staff Support and Counselling service.

As well as my general counselling training I have also undergone Critical Incident Stress Management training, which offers specific support for those who are suffering as a result of trauma or have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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

  • Exam stress
  • Panic attacks


From £35.00 to £40.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per session

Student (ID Required): £35 per session

If you would like to find out more or meet me in person before booking a session, you can contact me to book a free 30-minute consultation.

Sessions can be arranged by email at EmmaLouiseCounselling@outlook.com

or by text: 07879414688

or follow the link below

please click here to make an enquiry.

When I work

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Further information

I am aware that for some people the idea of talking to someone, particularly someone they don't know can create distress in itself. If this sounds like you then please get in touch and we can discuss different options that are more manageable for you and that we are both comfortable with.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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