Emma Thomson UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I am an accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 10 years of experience. My practice is called Grow Your Own Potential, because I believe we all have an amazing ability to learn, grow and become who we were truly meant to be. We just need to plant the seed of change, to see what is possible in our lives.
Psychotherapy can provide you with a place to open up, manage and process difficult feelings, give you time to grieve for past or current losses. It can provide tools to help you feel more centred, calm and peaceful.
I offer support with; depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-defeating beliefs, eating issues, bereavement, relationship/family issues, or anything else which may be causing you concern and holding you back in your life.
Our work together would help you see the recurring patterns in your life, allowing you to make significant and lasting changes. I will help you to feel your feelings and come to a deeper understanding of who you are, with an increased compassion for your whole-self and what makes you unique.
I am offering on-line, phone and 'walk and talk' therapy during these difficult times. The outdoor therapy is a great way to help you relax and open up, whilst enjoying your surroundings. The movement of the body can help to process emotions and the side by side position can take the pressure off face to face talking.
Please visit my website for more information on how I work, for my blog and free online resources such as meditations and podcasts.(link at bottom of page)
Training, qualifications & experience
My Training and qualifications:
I have over 9 years of Psychotherapeutic experience. A Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London (5 year training).
I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I abide by the UKCP code of ethics, which includes undertaking regular clinical supervision and further professional development. I hold full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Before training in Psychotherapy I was a Trainer and Coach for over 20 years and trained in Mindfulness, Mentoring, Coaching, Compassion Focused Therapy and Group Therapy. I have worked in both the Higher and Further education sector as a coach and mentor with young people.
I am trained to deliver 'Walk and Talk' therapy, using nature and the outdoors to heal and help you find your joy.
I have undertaken a course in Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and work with a variety of EAP's to deliver work place counselling. I specialise in helping return to work with anxiety and depression.
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
What have I worked with?
Anxiety is something I specialise in helping many of my clients with, I use mindfulness techniques and Compassion Focused Therapy to give my clients practical techniques to help them. Anxiety may be connected to a past or present trauma, a lack of confidence in yourself and your abilities or life changing occurrences such as illness, loss, bereavement or divorce.
I have worked at York St John University as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor for students and The Tuke Centre at the Retreat in York. I teach Mindfulness to clients and run group therapy for bereavement.
Individual Psychotherapy for adults (over 16)
£50 for 50 minutes on-line, £60 for 'walk and talk' 70 minute session.
I offer concessions for NHS Key workers and Trainee Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors, please contact me for further info.
We would have an initial free conversation on the phone (approx 20 mins) to discuss what you want to get out of therapy and to see whether we want to work together.
Concessions offered for
My counselling practice:
If you wanted to explore individual or group therapy, then I would be pleased to hear from you.
You can contact me by the e-mail button on the bottom right. My website has lots of information on how I work, my blog and free resources.