Emily is an experienced qualified therapeutic counsellor and a registered member of BACP. She has experience of working with a broad range of issues and offers clients short and long-term therapy.
I can help with...
- Adoption/abandonment issues
- Body image
- Creative blocks
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Major life changes
- Procrastination and 'stuckness'
- Relationship difficulties
- Work-related issues
Types of client I see
Languages I speak
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Types of therapy I offer
- Integrative psychotherapy/counselling
- Person-centred psychotherapy
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
My approach is based on the belief that we all have the ability to develop our own potential and overcome the challenges we meet in our lives. In an increasingly busy and frenetic world it is all too common to feel overwhelmed, stressed or lost in life.
The therapeutic process can provide an opportunity for the client to take time out, to focus on and explore their own needs, wishes and dreams to find new ways of seeing and understanding their lives.
Within a confidential and collaborative therapeutic relationship, I will support the client to identify and reflect on their own need and agenda. Through deepening self-awareness, clients can develop and strengthen their own sense of self and authenticity.
Finding new perspectives and autonomy will allow the client to re-evaluate and overcome past difficulties or problems and better understand the complexity of their human experience.
Facilitating change will help the client to become more confident in utilising their own inner resources and tools to enrich their lives and their interaction with others.
There are many different reasons for us to turn to therapy, we may recognise patterns that seem to be repetitive and negative, we may be facing a new life challenge or ready to move away from something in our past we perceive of as stuck or blocking us.
As an integrative counsellor I will use approaches from psychodynamic and person-centred theories adapting them to the needs of the client. This is both what comes up in the here and now in the room and how the past may have influenced the behaviour and choices.
Training, qualifications and experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I have a broad range of clinical experience of working with long-term, open-ended clients a well as short-term more solution-focused therapy, both privately and with the NHS.
Former careers as a dancer, a photographer and then a teacher have given me a wealth of experience of the creative process, a belief in our creative potential, and a visual language that continues to inform my work now.
From working within education I have a clear understanding and empathy for the many levels of stress and anxiety that teachers encounter throughout their careers and the impact of that on their work/life balance.
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Code of ethics
I abide by the BACP code of ethics.
Fees and availability
- £50–£65 for an hourly session