Emma Thomson

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Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

There is an old saying that "Only when we are lost can we find ourselves again" and this is how I find many people experience the process of therapy.

Welcome to Fern Talking Therapies. I'm Emma and I am a pluralistic counsellor and psychotherapist. I understand we are all unique and that no two people will ever seek the same from therapy, so will work closely with you to find the right way in your own time. I personalise your sessions around a plan we agree together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive experience of working with clients in both private healthcare and the NHS. My specialties include working with critical or traumatic incidents, stress, anxiety, trauma, emotional issues and low mood. I am open to short-term and long-term therapy in line with your needs. 

I teach in the field of trauma and stress management to NHS staff and aviation organisations and am an advanced practitioner of Critical Incident Stress Management and psychological first aid. Many of these skills help support my work with clients. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • School Crisis Intervention
  • Psychological First Aid


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Further information

If you are pondering on taking the next step into counselling, feel free to reach out. I am a warm and caring practitioner offering a safe and confidential service  by phone, online, face to face or as "walk and talk" if you prefer to be outside. I aim to build a strong, non-judgmental relationship in which you feel confident to share your story.

Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Emma Thomson
Emma Thomson