About me

Are you finding it difficult to cope at the moment? Has a life changing event or series of events that have either happened recently or some time ago left you feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, isolated or confused? You may have suffered a bereavement, work-related stress or relationship problems with a partner, family or friends or gone through a divorce. You may well not be able to link your anxiety or depression to any particular cause. Everyone goes through challenging and difficult times and it’s not always easy to talk to family and friends, but speaking to someone who really listens in a confidential and non-judgemental way can make a real difference.

What I want for my clients is to help them gain understanding and clarity in their thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may have resulted from their past and is impacting on their life now. My training as an Integrative counsellor allows me to work with different models meaning that I can meet the individual needs of each client. I believe the relationship I have with my clients, reflecting kindness, empathy and acceptance, is the essence of the way in which I work and allows me to lead them to a more contented life. My work encompasses counselling those suffering intense grief and loss as well as other traumas such as sexual abuse and domestic violence.


Counselling can feel like a big step so please feel free to call, text or email me whichever feels better for you. I offer a free initial assessment in which we can explore the areas of your life that are challenging and worrying for you at the moment. We can also discuss any questions or fears you may have about the counselling process. I provide short and long term counselling which can be regularly reviewed.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Integrative Counselling - BSc (Hons) - Middlesex University

EXPERIENCE

My work in Norfolk and Suffolk includes extensive experience with the Sue Lambert Trust, an organisation specialising in counselling clients who have suffered sexual abuse and violence, Cruse Bereavement Care, the UEA Student Counselling Service, Children’s Centre where parents are supported and Off the Record, a low cost counselling service.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 for a fifty minute session

Concessions offered please ask at initial assessment

Availability

Monday - Thursday with some evening appointments

Further information

Free parking is available at Hethersett and Kelsale

Rowan House
28 Queen Street
Hethersett
Norfolk
NR9 3DB

Saxmundham
Suffolk
IP17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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.

Wheelchair access is available at Saxmundham

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson