Emma Stafford MBACP, MSc, Counsellor
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).
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Exam stress
- Panic attacks
£30 per session
Student (ID Required) or under 16: £25 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
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.