Dr Emma Vickers

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Liverpool, Merseyside, L17
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About me

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am queer and trans affirmative therapeutic counsellor. I offer both short and long-term counselling and therapy for adults in Aigburth (Liverpool) and surrounding areas, as well as online. I am passionate about people and their capacity for self-reflection and change. Therapy is for everyone, and its impact can be life-changing.

Prior to working as a therapist, I worked as an oral historian and lecturer. It was that work that led me to recognise both the value of therapy and the absence of adequate mental health resources for students and staff working in higher education. 

My main way of working is Transactional Analysis (TA). Eric Berne developed TA in the late 1950s. Berne believed that we all possess three ego-states: parent, adult and child. Practitioners of TA use the theory of ego states and other concepts and models (such as scripts and drivers for example) to analyse how individuals communicate with others.

I am committed to exploring the ways that people have adapted to keep themselves safe and the messages that appear during our most challenging moments. Together, we will work to understand your history and question the unhelpful messages that might be holding you back. I am solution focused and deeply interested in the power of single session therapy, an approach developed and championed by Windy Dryden. 

People often come to therapy because their coping mechanisms have been depleted and life feels like it is happening to them. Therapy will help you to rediscover your agency and equip you with the tools that you need to move forward with hope and resilience.
I have worked extensively with the LGBTQIA+ community and with a wide range of clients seeking to understand themselves and their behaviour more fully. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate Award in Therapeutic Counselling (Transactional Analysis) with SMCP, Manchester. 
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Level 1 
  • Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) 

I receive regular clinical supervision and I am fully insured. I also have a current DBS certificate. 

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

I am a queer, trans-affirmative and neurodiverse therapist. 

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I can offer concessional rates to students and those on low incomes. 

When I work

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Further information

Making contact with a therapist and walking into the space for the first time can be incredibly daunting. Well done for making it this far.

If you like what you've read in my profile, go ahead and send me a message. We can set up a short call to discuss how things work. You're in charge of the process from start to finish. 

Liverpool, Merseyside, L17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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