Hi, my name is Emma. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a member of the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
When we have negative thoughts, we are likely to have negative feelings, which then, to manage these thoughts and feelings our behaviour is influenced. CBT helps you to manage negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviour, to break from the vicious negative cycle that is causing you distress and create a more realistic, and balanced outlook.
Within a safe and comfortable environment I deliver CBT professionally, confidentially, and emphatically. CBT is a collaborative, structured therapy between client and therapist. Assessment is made, and treatment goals are decided upon. Together we will work towards resolving your difficulties, in our therapy sessions, and also by your completion of homework tasks given to allow you to practice new skills learned at home.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons Psychology, Health, and Counselling
Pg Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
My experience includes delivery CBT to University students at The Life Lounge Bolton University where I successfully treated students suffering from various life problems including Depression, PTSD, and Anxiety.
At Castle Hill School Bolton I engaged, encouraged, and assisted young children (Aged 5-11) in learning new skills to help them with problematic life issues. Using methods, for example, from The Coping Cat Programme (Kendall & Hedtke., 2006). The programme relies on a cognitive behavioural approach, recognising and modifying distorted cognitions, devising coping strategies and self-reinforcement, and behavioural activities such as role plays, along with the cognitive information processing involved with the individual child’s anxieties.
The Simeon Centre, a registered charity that is part of One Point, Bolton’s psychological health and well-being alliance. With, empathy and congruence I successfully deliver CBT to clients of all ages suffering from various psychological disorders including; Depression, Trauma, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Each Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions lasts approximately 50 minutes. The number of sessions needed varies according to the clients needs, but is usually between 8 and 12.
The initial consultation is over the telephone. We will discuss your issues, how CBT could help, and if you feel it is appropriate how we then progress.
Each session thereafter will be £45, paid either by bank transfer prior to your appointment or on arrival.