Integrative Existential Psychotherapist and Counsellor
MSc in Psychology and PG Dip Existential Pyschotherapy and CounsellingCall Now
Hello, I’m Emma, an experienced Integrative existential psychotherapist offering a supportive, safe, and non-judgemental space to help you get a better understanding of where you find yourself in life. I offer individual therapy to adults; online and in person. I also offer the option of walking therapy, combining talking therapy with the therapeutic value of spending time outdoors in nature. I value diversity and individuality, my practice is non-discriminatory, I practice within the BACP ethical framework and hold an Enhanced DBS certificate. Before our first session I offer an initial no cost 15-minute chat, either over the phone. It is an opportunity for you to ask me questions and for us to discuss how we can work together and what you hope to get from therapy. Our first session together will help you get a sense of what it will be like to work with me and whether that feels right for you.
Therapy can help you to better understand the situation you find yourself in. It is a time each week when you can take stock, collect your thoughts and check in with yourself without any of the usual day-to-day distractions. It is a time to reflect on your assumptions and values, and to get a better sense of what you want for yourself. I work in a holistic way that honours your unique experience and draws on a number of different therapeutic approaches to tailor support to your individual needs. I believe in the resourcefulness of the human spirit and in the value of helping people to uncover their own solutions to life’s challenges. Through listening and questioning, I will work with you to help you to describe and clarify your unique way of being and how you relate to the world. I aim to support you in considering who you are, what matters to you, how you relate to others and how you might live your life more the way you want to.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am a doctoral researcher in the final year of my training as a Counselling Psychologist. My experience comes from working in the NHS, and a variety of community counselling services. I have worked with clients experiencing many different issues, including (but not limited to) identity issues, anxiety, depression, body image, addiction, grief, and relationship issues. I have specialist experience working with physical health issues, having worked extensively with cancer patients and their families. I also have experience working with self harm and suicidal thoughts, and have a special interest in working with trauma and creating the possibility of post traumatic growth. Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked in Human Resources at senior level for many years and have experience of helping individuals to understand the complexities that arise in the workplace and how to navigate through these.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
- Existential Therapy
- Person Centered Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy