Hi, I'm Emma, I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered with the British Psychological Society.
I use a range of different psychological models to inform my practice, I spend time with my clients to help them to identify their goals and decide on the best approach to meet these goals. I believe that a collaborative approach, taking into account of the evidence base is what underpins good therapy.
Sessions can be held in person, online or over the phone. I tend to provide shorter term work, so usually we would arrange 8-10 sessions initially, and if following a review we feel further sessions are needed, we would continue as needed.
I offer free initial phone consultation (up to 15 minutes) to discuss things prior to arranging a first appointment, please contact me with any concerns.
If you are struggling with anxiety, low mood or depression, or previous traumas I understand that it is likely to be having a big impact on your life. You may be finding that it is affecting your work or relationships, leaving you feeling stuck and unable to live your life to its full potential. I specialise in supporting people who are struggling with these difficulties.
Therapy will always start with an initial 80 minutes assessment session - during the assessment, I will discuss with you the reasons you are seeking support and what your goals are for therapy. I would hope for us to develop a shared understanding of the difficulties and come up with a plan together for how best to move forward. I believe that whilst I might hold the psychological knowledge, people are the experts on themselves and so a collaborative approach works best.
At the end of the assessment session we would usually agree on a way of working and a number of therapy sessions. At the end of the first assessment session you are under no obligation to book any ongoing sessions. If I do not feel I am the best person to meet your needs I will endeavour to signpost you to a service that may be able to help.
Please contact me to book your free consultation, or please click here to email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in mental health services since 2006 and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2011. I have worked with adults, children and young people, and looked after children and adults with learning disabilities. I have worked for the NHS since 2007 and currently work as a Principal Clinical Psychologist.
I work in an integrative way, drawing on ideas from a range of psychological models including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic and Psychodynamic. I have a particular interest in Attachment Theory. I am able to offer CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Qualifications and Membership of Professional Bodies
- BSc in Psychology
- PGDip in Health Psychology
- PsychD in Clinical Psychology
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Positive Behaviour Support
- EMDR training completed
- EDMR for children (part 1)
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL27135)
- Chartered with the British Psychological Society (180062)
- Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology (a division of the BPS)
- Member of the Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities (a faculty of the BPS)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Assessment sessions (80 minutes) are priced at £150
- Ongoing therapy sessions (50 minutes) are priced at £100 (day) or
- Ongoing therapy sessions (50 minutes) are priced at £110 (evening)
Assessments, training and supervision are all available and are quoted for on an individual basis, depending on the work involved. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Please click here to book in your first session.