I’m a qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I offer a calm, compassionate and confidential space where you can talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts and feelings.
Life can be complex and challenging, but I believe counselling can be transformative and help support your wellbeing. I will listen sensitively without judgement and will seek to fully understand you, offering my response to enable you to explore and process how you are feeling.
Clarifying feelings and being more self-aware will help you find a way forward in difficult times, whether this is by seeing your options more clearly or by making the necessary changes you want to make. Counselling has been invaluable in my own life and I have personally experienced how supporting and life changing this can be.
My humanistic approach values working alongside you rather than telling you what to do or who to be. It means you will choose what to focus on for each session. I work with people with a broad range of difficulties using the skills and techniques gained in my training, my profession and my life experience. As an integrative counsellor I bring my own beliefs and being into the mix and draw on my intuition to help clients explore their feelings. It’s a bespoke therapy to suit each client’s personal needs.
I have extensive vocational experience of working with those involved in domestic violence, sexual assault and child protection.
Humanistic counselling focuses on a person’s individual nature and holds the belief that everyone is worthy of respect and acceptance. It is a positive view of psychotherapy with the belief that people have an inherent need to develop and grow. Given the right conditions everyone is capable of change and reaching their full potential.
Humanistic counselling encourages self-awareness, self-development, and seeks to help clients recognise their strengths, creativity and their choices in life. The approach recognises that the client is the expert and is in control of making their own meanings and beliefs about themselves and others. A space is created for clients to consider and act on their feelings.
Integrative counselling means using a blend of theories and I personally use Person Centred Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
Integrative counselling approaches the individual as a whole, taking into account the client’s mental and emotional wellbeing as well as their physical wellbeing. The goal is to promote healing and facilitate wholeness.
I hold a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This includes 3 years’ training and 2 years’ experience with clients. I hold a Certificate in Counselling Skills, from the Wealden Psychology Institute and College.
I am a registered member of the BACP and I adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals. I am fully insured and have regular supervision.
Counselling can help with
- Health related issues
- Attachment Disorder
- Family issues
- Issues with addiction
- Pregnancy and Birth
- Self Harm
- Separation and Divorce
I offer a 30 minute free initial consultation, online or by telephone, which is informal and relaxed and will focus on us getting to know each other to see whether we are a good fit.
To find out more about Emma, visit her website.
Full fee counselling at £45/hr
Low cost counselling available at £30/hr for BeWell members.
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“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am then I can change.” Carl R Rogers
“Awareness in itself is healing.” Fritz Perls
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” Carl Jung