Emma Swaisland, MA, MBACP

Emma Swaisland, MA, MBACP

The Awareness Centre
41 Abbeville Road

07801 010236

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About me

Hi, I’m Emma Swaisland, a psychotherapist working in private practice based in Clapham, South London.

I am passionate about the power of psychotherapy to empower and heal, having experienced and shared the change and growth possible in this process time and again. It’s a privilege to use my training and experience to help individuals work through their problems and challenges, enabling them to move on and live a more purposeful, fulfilling life.

What to expect from counselling:

It’s perfectly normal to experience some level of distress – we wouldn’t be human otherwise. But there are times when we can feel overwhelmed or vulnerable and our thoughts, behaviour and emotions dominate us in an unhelpful and sometimes destructive way. This is where talking to a professional, qualified therapist can make all the difference. As your therapist, I’ll help you share your problems and gain perspective about the things that are troubling you. Together we’ll identify what might be stopping you from functioning well, reaching your potential, or enjoying healthy relationships, and we’ll explore what could work to improve your situation. Therapy can take place over the short term or it can be open ended. I’m experienced in both and what works best for you is something we’ll discuss during our first meeting.

My approach:

Broadly, my approach is relational: I provide a therapeutic relationship which supports you whilst you safely examine your experience and feelings, learn strategies for coping, explore your options for change and adapt to the things you perhaps cannot change.  I help a wide range of individuals who may be experiencing one or many symptoms or issues with an integrative approach, drawing on theories and techniques from a range of psychotherapeutic models. I believe different approaches help different people at different times. Your presenting problems, desired outcomes and past experience of therapy are also important factors. Within a confidential, non-judgemental setting, I’ll work to help you move towards a more productive, authentic way of being.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications & experience:

I graduated from Roehampton University with a BACP-accredited Masters degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. As well as running my own practice, I have experience working in an NHS setting delivering IAPT counselling services at a GP Practice, and for charitable organisations and specialist bereavement services. Prior to this, I had a career in publishing spanning 20 years, working with publications and authors often in the fields of psychology and self-help.

I’m a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP), one of the main professional bodies in the UK representing therapists, defining standards and promoting expertise. I adhere to the principles of practice outlined in the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, (July 2016).

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Health anxiety
Conflict resolution

Photos & videos

  • The Awareness Centre
  • The Awareness Centre, therapy room
  • The North Clinic, Twickenham


£65.00 per session.

A reduced fee of £50.00 is available to students or those on a low income.

Maps & Directions

London, SW4 9JX

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I currently have availability on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme