About me

Are you feeling anxious, lost or depressed?  Are you struggling to make sense of your life?  Are you finding interactions with other people difficult or confusing? Have you recently lost someone or something important to you?  Do you find everyday life exhausting or wonder when you will feel like 'yourself' again?

​Imagine you are trying to traverse a particularly challenging set of monkey-bars. Maybe you used to swing easily from bar to bar, or maybe its always been hard work or frankly impossible.  Counselling is a bit like having someone standing below, either to shout encouragement, to be ready to catch you so you can take a risk, or to offer you a safe way to fall and a compassionate landing.  It is important to find a counsellor that you connect with so in our free preliminary meeting (face to face or by phone) we can decide whether you feel our relationship is the right one to support you at this time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified humanistic counsellor, with a post-graduate diploma from York St. John's (distinction) and have been practising for 2 years.

I have particular experience of working with trauma, anxiety and panic attacks, bereavement, sexual abuse, suicidal feelings and existential crises.  However, I work from a place of non-judgement and authenticity; we will work with whatever you need to process, and you can expect honesty and integrity from me at all stages.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Standard charge is £45 for an hour.  I also offer discounts for students and those on a low income, so do ask if you need a reduction.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I may be able to negotiate other available times, so get in touch and I'll see what I can arrange.

Further information

I work from home in Copmanthorpe in York in a discreet and private space.  The room allows for social distancing, so I am seeing clients face to face, but also offer the option of telephone or video calls if you are unable to travel to York or are shielding.  There is plenty of parking outside, and wheelchair access to the house.  I offer appointments during the day in the week and on a Saturday morning. Please get in touch to negotiate other times.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Emma Tatnall

Emma Tatnall