About me

Emma is a fully qualified MBACP (Accred) registered integrative psychotherapist offering psychotherapy and counselling with over 10 years of experience, working across private practice, NHS and charitable organisations.

At times we can become stuck in life patterns and routine, which no longer serve us purpose and consequently cause unbalance, distress and a sense of overwhelm. Life can throw us curve balls, leaving us feeling like we are sinking in the unmanageable and we can all too often avoid our deepest fears and consequently our pain, which causes such unbalance and confusion.

Emma provides a confidential space to help identify reoccurring emotional patterns that prove problematic and unhelpful. Exploring how these difficulties impact on current life style, relationships and emotional well-being, helping you to reconnect with your true self and life purpose.

Emma’s therapeutic process is rooted in humanistic, relational and existential approaches of psychotherapy. Emma also offers evidence based, psycho-educational solutions of cognitive behavioural therapy for people suffering with a wide range of common mental health issues such as low mood and/ or anxiety.

Emma holds valid health insurance with Towergate professionals.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training Qualifications


  • BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
  • BACP (Accred) Advance Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate Child Development
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Understanding and Working with Sexual Violence (NONC)


Emma has extensive experience within the health and social care sector, offering skills associated with many different aspects of mental health services such as crises support, counselling & psychotherapy as well as charitable and the NHS sectors of mental health.

Emma has lived and travelled around the world and has experience of both Middle Eastern and European cultures. Emma is able to bring cultural diversity to her practise. Emma welcomes people from all backgrounds.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information


£50.00 per hour

concessionary rates available for students and financial hardship- please enquire.

I offer an initial consultation (free of charge) to make sure psychotherapy is the right fit for you. Please get in touch for more information. I would love to here from you.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Emma Varco

Emma Varco