Emma Thomson, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Friends Meeting House
It’s never too late to change your life for the better. We all have an amazing ability to learn and grow to reach our full potential. I know it can be daunting taking the first step in to counselling, but it may turn out to be the most important thing that you ever do for yourself.
I am a qualified, experienced, integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I help people dealing with all kinds of issues, learn to befriend their inner world, feel their feelings, and come to a new understanding of who they are.
I have over 7 years of clinical experience providing highly effective support to adults and young people for a wide range of issues including; anxiety, OCD, depression, abuse, trauma, eating disorders, addictive behaviour, anger, childhood related issues, relationship issues, bereavement, mid-life crisis, suicidal thoughts, redundancy and loss of meaning. I specialise in working with clients who have high levels of anxiety, manage this debilitating condition.
My way of working is sensitive to the needs of all my clients and I am not fixed by any one theory or method. I offer short term solution focused therapy as well as longer, deeper psychotherapy. We can decide together what works for you.
I also teach mindfulness to clients, and run Mindfulness and Anxiety Management courses. I combine my private practice with work at York St John University as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor and The Tuke Centre at the Retreat in York as a Psychotherapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Training and qualifications:
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, 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.
I am trained in Mindfulness, Mentoring, Coaching and Compassion Focused Therapy.
I have undertaken a course in Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and work with a variety of EAP's to deliver work place counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
What have I worked with?
I have worked with many issues, but I specialise in working with generalised anxiety and those who suffer from panic attacks, helping clients deal better with day to day life. Using easily grasped mindfulness techniques and practical breathing techniques to help manage the anxiety. We will then go on to work with the roots of the cause, to help minimise the anxiety for the future.
As a specialist mentor at York St John University I am experienced in working with young people and students in further and higher education.
£45 for the initial assesment and for all subsequent sessions
I recommend an initial assessment, as I feel it is vital that we are the right match and you feel comfortable with me.
My counselling practice:
If you wanted to explore therapy, then I would be pleased to hear from you. You can contact me by the e-mail button on the bottom right or by calling me on 07709710387.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday in central York and in Haxby. I also work on-line through skype with various appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|