Emma Ulysses: BSc (Psych) (Hons), MSc (CBT), Dip. Couns, Dip. Sup, MBACP
I believe that with a little support, most of us can sort out the challenges of our lives. My therapy focus is to help you find the solutions that work for you.
I have managed a well-being service in a large organisation covering counselling, mediation, team building and stress management for the past few years and enjoy seeing people grow healthily - even within stressful environments, when they have the tools to do so. I believe this is possible for anyone.
Depending on the issue I can offer short (6 - 12 sessions) or long-term therapy support to individuals, couples or groups.
Most people feel anxious, stressed or low at some point in their lives but often try to struggle through on their own. I understand how daunting it can be to seek professional advice but I have successfully helped many people with a wide variety of problems.
My integrative approach to therapy ensures that I am able to offer a bespoke treatment plan based on an individual’s requirements, rather than offer a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I will be open with you about this in the assessment and clearly explain what I can offer you, so you feel comfortable in knowing what to expect.
I draw from a range of psychotherapeutic perspectives including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Psychodynamic and Humanistic therapies, depending on the needs and wishes of clients. Working through your worries and identifying challenging thoughts, emotions and behaviours will help you to make a better sense of your current and past difficulties as these are often related.
You do not need be crystal clear about your own reasons or goals for coming into therapy. My aim, both initially and throughout therapy, is to help you understand this more fully; those areas of your life that may feel difficult, painful, unfulfilled or stuck. This understanding can be useful by itself, but it can also help you to make decisions about those things you may wish to change, and come to terms with those things that you can't.
I provide an open, sensitive and confidential space where you will be met with respect and acceptance.
My main aim is to help you to achieve a deeper understanding of yourself and as a result to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
- MSc in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT)
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BSc Honours Degree in Psychology
- Mindfulness (MBSR/MBCT)
- Level 6 Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)
- Domestic Violence Training provided by Refuge
- Play Therapy techniques provided by Place2Be
- Workplace Mediation Skills provided by CMP Solutions
I have completed specialist training in:
- Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Reducing obesity, treating eating disorders and Diabetes
- Training the Trainer (ILM)
I specialise in counselling those who have been diagnosed with Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes and their family members. I have over 5 years’ experience working in this field.
I have over 9 years’ experience in supporting women who were living with or were in some way affected by domestic abuse, coercive control or/and violence.
I have over 5 years’ experience in providing specific workplace counselling and mediation in a large organisation.
I have gained extensive experience in counselling people of all ages and backgrounds while working across a range of mental health services and organisations including:
- University Counselling Services
- Primary School Counselling Services
- The Westminster Drug’s Project
- The Bariatric Consultancy
- Staff Counselling Services, Workplace Counselling
I regularly engage in continuing training and professional development to ensure that my practice affords the best informed care.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coping with chronic ill health or chronic pain
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I offer a free 30-minute telephone consultation before we meet for an assessment to answer any queries you may have and discuss possible therapy to suit your needs.
I charge £50 for a 50-minute session of counselling.
If I am working with you to treat PTSD, some of the sessions may need to be longer (up to 90 minutes). These sessions would be charged at £70. I would discuss this with you in the consultation or assessment session beforehand.
My other rates are:
£45 for 60 minutes of clinical supervision for counsellors
£60 for 90 minutes of clinical supervision for counsellors
I am not able to offer lower-cost counselling or supervision to anybody than what is stated above at this time as I also volunteer on a regular basis elsewhere.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The therapy room is on the third floor and there is a lift or stairs which can be used to access this room.
Tuesday evenings newly available and Sunday afternoon for counselling, Thursday morning available for clinical supervision.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified clinical supervisor with a Level 6 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision from the Mary Ward Centre under CPCAB.