Emma Swales BSc, MA, CTA, MBACP, UKCP Reg

Emma Swales BSc, MA, CTA, MBACP, UKCP Reg

14A The Grove
West Yorkshire
LS29 9EG


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14A The Grove
West Yorkshire
LS29 9EG


About me

I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups. I work in private practice and I see clients during the day and in the evenings. I have over 13 years of experience in helping people to address and resolve their problems.

I often see people who tell me that they've never really sought any help or support before. I think as therapists we can forget just how big a step it can seem to look up a therapist on a website and arrange an appointment.

The truth is though that we all face problems and challenges in life, and sometimes we can work things out ourselves, and sometimes those close to us can help. But at other times those closest to us are too emotionally involved, or don't have the skills or ability to be able to help. Perhaps this is something you feel you could never tell those close to you. In those situations I may be able to offer you the support you need. We can work together to reduce the impact of difficult symptoms, or we can work together for longer to resolve issues at a deeper level.

The model I use is Transactional Analysis (TA), which is a humanistic model of counselling and psychotherapy. There are some fundamental values at the core of TA:

Everyone has worth and value as a human being

Everyone has the ability to think

We make decisions about our lives and who we are, and these decisions can be changed.

I believe that it is important that we agree together what we work on, this gives us a joint responsibility for the work. I also avoid using jargon to help you to feel comfortable.

I have an MA in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (distinction) and I am Certified Transactional Analyst. I am registered with the UKCP  I am also a member of UKATA. Membership and registration with these regulatory bodies means that I am trained to a high standard, and subscribe to codes of ethics and good practice. I am also a registered BUPA healthcare provider.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Social Sciences (Psychology)
Advanced Management Qualification (ILM 5)
Certificate in Group Work
Certificate in Couples Therapy
Diploma in Supervision
Certified Transactional Analyst
MA Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Distinction)
14 years experience in the helping professions.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Maps & Directions

Ilkley, LS29 9EG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an experienced and qualified clinical supervisor, I offer supervision to both counsellors and psychotherapists.

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