Emma Thomson, UKCP Psychotherapist, Grow Your Potential Counselling

Emma Thomson, UKCP Psychotherapist, Grow Your Potential Counselling

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Friends Meeting House
Lower Friargate


07709 710387

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Friends Meeting House
Lower Friargate


07709 710387

About me

Hello. 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.

My practice is called Grow Your Potential, because I believe it’s never too late to change your life for the better and explore your own potential. We all have an amazing ability to learn, grow and become who we were meant to be. We just need to plant the seed to see what we are truly capable of.

Whatever you are dealing with, I offer a calm and supportive presence that allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings safely. 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.

Some of the issues I work with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss/ bereavement
  • Addiction
  • Self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Life crisis and change
  • Search for meaning/purpose
  • Gender and sexuality

If you want to know what to expect from counselling then just give me a call or come and meet me for an informal assessment, we can then decide whether we want to work together.

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, Compassion Focused Therapy and Group Therapy.

I have undertaken a course in Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and work with a variety of EAP's to deliver work place counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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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.

Other typical areas I work with in my practice include addictions, eating disorders, depression, surviving abuse, suicidal thoughts, redundancy and loss of meaning.

I combine my private practice with work 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.

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  • Therapy Room
  • Therapy room


Individual Psychotherapy: £45 for the initial assessment and for all subsequent sessions

Group Therapy: This depends on the number in the group so just ask me about this.

Further information

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 or by calling me on 07709 710387.

Maps & Directions

York, YO1 9RL
Haxby, YO32

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: German


Wheelchair access: Yes

There is a lift to my therapy space in York and no steps to my practice room in Haxby


Monday to Thursday 9am-8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme