About me

I work with couples and individuals seeking support.  Life can bring challenges and when seeking help it can be useful to talk to someone who isn't connected to you like a family member or friend.  I have experience of working with a number of difficulties including, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression and with clients affected by grief.   I also offer counselling for clients who have been affected by trauma.  As well as having my own counselling practice I have worked and continue to work with several charities, including Mind (mental health) , Cruse (bereavement), Women's Aid (sexual and domestic violence) and a Suicide Prevention Charity. 

There can be many benefits to counselling such as;

.            Understanding and learning more about yourself.
·           Reduce feelings of isolation, anxiety and low mood.
·           Increasing resilience, self-esteem and confidence.
·           Learning how to communicate effectively.
·           Gain strategies to manage symptoms. 
·           Managing triggers, flashbacks and night terrors.

What to expect from a first session

In the first session I ask about the difficulty an individual or couple are experiencing and how this is affecting them.  I may also ask questions around life history, how long a situation has been going on for along with what would like to be gained from the process (goals).  This can start to building a picture of the issue and is useful when planning future sessions.  This session is also to ask any questions you may have about the process and to help you decide if working together feels right. 


I am a qualified, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have been in practice for over 15 years. Working as an Integrative Therapist means I draw on various forms of therapy to best meet the needs of clients.  

I have attended various training courses including; 

Working with Shame, Working with Clients in Distress, Mindfulness, Suicide and Self-harm, Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Early Relational Trauma and Borderline States of Mind, Therapeutic Imagery,  Working Creatively with Blocked Anger, Releasing Anger, General Anxiety Disorder and Panic, Working with Relational Trauma, Dealing with Disorganised Attachment, Transgender Identities, Child Sexual Abuse - Hope for Healing, Healthy and Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms and Strategies, Applying Theories of Grief to Practice, Female Genital Mutilation and other Harmful Practices, Working with Clients with Complex Presentations, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Working with Dreams.

Contact Information

For more information please take a look at my website: emmatierneycounselling.co.uk, call me on 07941 237273 or email me. My aim is to answer your enquiry within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

I undertook my counselling training at Anglia Ruskin University and qualified in 2007. Since then I have become an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am a qualified clinical supervisor (diploma course accredited by UKCP, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and am qualified to work with couples and other relationships, which may also include difficulties in a couple or with family members, friends or colleagues. Please refer to my profile for additional training courses I have attended. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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From £50.00 to £75.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Individual Counselling - £50 per session

Couples Counselling - £60 per hour (weekly), £75 per 80 minute session (fortnightly)

Clinical Supervision - £50 per hour (individual), £60 per hour for groups (max 4)

​I offer some subsidised counselling sessions depending on a person's circumstances, including counselling and clinical supervision for student counsellors.

Please contact me for further information.

​Please note: I accept payment either by cash on the day or bank transfer 24 hours prior to a session.


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I offer face to face, online and telephone appointments.

Further information


My private practice is based in Ingatestone and easily accessible from Brentwood, Billericay, Chelmsford, Romford and the surrounding areas. I am a 5 minute drive from the A12 and 10 minutes from the M25.  There is also a train station (a 12 minute's walk away) with direct links to Shenfield, Chelmsford, London and Colchester.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer a relational approach which is supportive, collaborative and educational, enabling therapists to explore therapeutic work in a safe space.

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Emma Tierney

Emma Tierney