Emma Thomson UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Welcome. You have bravely taken the first step towards discovering therapy. Now you need to find the right therapist to work with, to inspire and support you.
My practice is called Grow Your 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 we are truly capable of. I help people dealing with all kinds of issues to feel their feelings, and come to a new understanding of who they are.
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.
Issues I work with:
- Search for meaning & purpose in life
- Grief and loss
- Cancer support
If you want to know what to expect from Psychotherapy then contact me to arrange an informal assessment, we can then decide whether we want to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Training and qualifications:
I have over 8 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. I am 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 wonderful 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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 the initial assessment and weekly sessions. I offer concessions for Trainee Counsellors, please ask me about this.
We would have an initial assessment so we can meet on-line or on the phone and discuss what you want to get out of psychotherapy and to see whether we want to work together.
Along with on-line and phone appointments I also offer walk and talk therapy, where we work outside during a lovely walk in central York or Haxby.
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