Emma Tierney

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Adult, Young People and Relationship Therapist
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Ingatestone CM4 & Hunstanton PE36
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a BACP accredited Counsellor with over 15 year of experience supporting people with emotional and psychological issues. I offer support for adults, young people and relationships/couples.  I divide my time working in private practice in Essex and working alongside other organisations providing counselling and clinical supervision support for counsellors and frontline workers.  

I have extensive experience of assessing and supporting people from many backgrounds whose difficulties range from anxiety and depression to domestic and sexual abuse.

Self-esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression self-harm, trauma and bereavement and relationship concerns are just some of the challenges people bring when contacting me for support.

Every person is unique and as an integral therapist I tailor my approach to meet each individual’s personal need. I teach self-help techniques from a combination of approaches including mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), therapeutic imagery and other creative strategies and have extensive experience in providing different strategies and techniques to help a person understand their difficulty and help manage the often-difficult moments that can manifest when someone is struggling.

Seeking support can often feel daunting and is a big step for many people to take. I am able to offer you a safe, supportive and confidential space.

To help you decide if you would like to work with me, I offer all new clients a complimentary 20-minute initial session where you can ask me any questions about the process and how I work.  

There are 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

The first session is an opportunity for you to talk about your situation and what you would like to gain from the process.  I may ask questions to understand more around how this is affecting you and outline ways in which we can work together.  The initial session also gives you an opportunity to see if you would like to work with me and ask any questions you may have.

Counselling for young people
Transitioning into adults can be complex at times and difficult emotions, relationship issues, sexuality, stress and anxiety, go along during this changing time. Family and friend can be a helpful support, but when this is not enough some counselling may be needed.

I can provide an opportunity for young people to discuss any difficulties with me as a trained and independent therapist, to address problems at home, with friends, in the community, at school or college.  I can help with many different issues helping a young person to better understand their thoughts, feelings and emotions, and find ways to cope with the challenges of life.

I offer each young person the opportunity to meet with me initially to see if counselling is right for them.  They can ask questions about the process and see how they feel.  I have an enhanced DBS.


I am a qualified, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  Working as an Integrative Therapist means I draw on various forms of therapy to best meet the needs of clients as every person is unique.  

I have attended various training courses including; 

Couples and other relationships Certificate, Counselling Children and Young People Diploma, Clinical Supervision Diploma, 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. Releasing Blocked Emotions. Making the Most of Clinical Supervision.

Contact Information

Ingatestone practice: face to face, online and telephone appointments

Hunstanton practice: online or telephone appointments

For more information please take a look at my website: emmatierneycounselling.co.uk, call me on 07941 237273 or email me at emmatierneycounselling@btinternet.com (on occasions emails may go to your junk mail, in case you have not received a reply, please check here). My aim is to answer your enquiry within 4 hours (Monday-Friday).

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. I also have had additional training to work with young people. 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)

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

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£50.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

Adult Counselling - £55 per session

Young Person's Counselling - £50 per session

Couples Counselling - £60 per 50 minute session (weekly)

Clinical Supervision - £55 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Essex: face to face, online or via telephone. 

Norfolk: online or via telephone.

Thank you

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.

Ingatestone, Essex, CM4

Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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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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