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 person to work with, to inspire and support you in your journey.
My practice is called Grow Your Potential, because I believe it’s never too late to change your life for the better. 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 strive to offer a calm and supportive space 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.
As well as gently exploring past and current situations, which may have contributed to how you are feeling, we will also explore what makes you unique as a human being and how this might help you build a bright future.
Issues I work with include:
- Anxiety, both generalised and specific including OCD
- Eating disorders
- Life crisis and change
- Search for meaning/purpose
- Gender and sexuality
- Chronic illness and terminal diagnosis
- Returning to work after a mental health issue or bullying
If you want to know what to expect from psychotherapy 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 Adult 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.
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.
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.
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
- Career counselling
- 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 addiction
- 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 problems
- 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?
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 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.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Existential therapy
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Individual Psychotherapy for adults (over 16):
£50 for the initial assessment and for all weekly sessions.
I always suggest an initial assessment so we can meet and discuss what you want to get out of psychotherapy and to see whether we want to work together.
**Pay for four sessions at the beginning of the month and get £5 off your fourth session**
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is a lift to my therapy space in York and no steps to my practice room in Haxby
Monday to Thursday daytime and evening appointments in central York and Haxby.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|