Emma Thomson, UKCP Registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Mentor
Friends Meeting House
Its 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 to break the patterns that have been keeping you stuck, but it may turn out to be the most important thing that you ever do for yourself.
Whether you are looking for help with generalised anxiety, low self esteem, self defeating beliefs, weight, depression, relationship/family issues or anything else which may be stopping you becoming the person you were meant to be, you don't need to let it stop you anymore.
I am a fully qualified, experienced, integrative and holistic counsellor. This means that I make my way of working 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 often work with young people who are struggling with mental health challenges, this can be particularly difficult when taking exams or studying. Mentoring can help by providing support and structure at these difficult times. It could mean developing a study plan, learning mindfulness to help with anxiety or listening to what is getting in the way of study.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Training and qualifications:
Foundation in the Fundamentals of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London
Postgraduate Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy & Counselling, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London
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 and Mentoring
Accredited register membership
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. Anxiety can be incredibly debilitating and we will work first to stabilise you and practical ways to ease the anxiety. We will then go on to work with the roots of the cause, to help minimise the anxiety in 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.
- £40 per weekly 50 minute session for individual counselling.
- I accept money transfer and cash payments.
I do offer some concessions, please contact me for further information and we can discuss this further.
I offer a free telephone 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|
Tuesday to Thursday in central York
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|