Emma Swales BSc, MA, CTA, MBACP, UKCP Reg
14A The Grove
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an experienced and qualified clinical supervisor, I offer supervision to both counsellors and psychotherapists.View supervision profile