Emma Thomas, PgDip Couns, MBACP
I offer both short term counselling for a specific issue you may wish to address, and longer term therapy, providing emotional support to help you through what may be a difficult period in your life.
My work is integrative in approach, drawing on psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and transpersonal perspectives.
The fee I currently charge is £70 per session, although concessions may be available depending on individual circumstance.
My London practice is based at CCPE, in Little Venice, near Paddington and The Minster Centre, Queens Park, NW6.
Please call or email to set up an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation course in Counselling and Psychotherapy, at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE, 2010).
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE, 2011-2014).
As part of my training, I spent time as a voluntary counsellor and therapist at The Caravan counselling service in St James (2010-2012), at Help Counselling in Portobello (2012-2015) and at Freshstart Psychotherapy at CCPE (2012-2016), where I continue to work with clients.
I also practice as a facilitator, working with small groups on Gestalt therapy training weekends at CCPE.
I am registered as a therapist with UKCP, the professional body for psychotherapists, and BACP, the professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
In life, we often experience periods of struggle or confusion, where we may feel lost or despondent. I invite you to get in touch, whatever may be causing you distress.
Therapy offers a safe, supportive and confidential space to explore your feelings, frustrations, fears and concerns.
It is a non-judgemental space for emotional, psychological and spiritual enquiry.
Exploring your feelings in this way can help you gain insight and clarity around the issues troubling you and the challenges you may be facing.
I will work alongside you, offering compassion and support, as we together explore ways for you to gain a greater sense of understanding and clarity, a stronger sense of self, to help you move forward and flourish in your life and relationships.
As soulful creatures, we all come into the world with so much potential, yet so often in life, we may have lost touch with our unique inner resources. Therapy is a way of tapping back into our real selves, re-discovering who we are beneath and beyond our negative scripts, our personas, the adapted ways we learned to survive.
'Neurosis is the suffering of a soul which has not yet discovered its meaning'
C G Jung.