About Emma

Training and Experience

How I can help

As well as a warm and friendly welcome, personal qualities I bring into my therapy room are care, compassion, empathy and a non-judgemental ear.  I aim to ensure that you feel accepted, supported and listened to.  I view and treat each client as an individual, tailoring therapy to your needs and empowering you to grow in ways that matter to you.  

I work mostly as a Person-Centred therapist but may bring in other elements, such as mindfulness or Cognitive Behavioural techniques – only if this feels relevant and helpful for you.  Breathing techniques, for instance, can be useful in calming feelings of anxiety and panic.  

am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, holding a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Salford.  As a registered member of the BACP, the British Association of Counsellors and PsychotherapistsI adhere to their code of ethics regarding client confidentiality and safe and ethical working.  

I enjoy helping others and feel it is a privilege to be alongside clients on their counselling journey.  I previously worked in education for over twenty years and so I understand the demands of working and finding a work/life balance. My specialisms are supporting those dealing with bereavement and loss, as well as working alongside clients who have received a cancer diagnosis, those living with a serious or chronic illness, or those caring for loved ones.  I work with adults, older adults and young people aged 16 and over.  

I am fully insured and regularly update my skills through Continuing Professional Development (CDP) training.  I abide by the data protection/GDPR requirements regarding the personal information of clients.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression and low mood
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Living with serious/chronic illness
  • Caring for a loved one
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem/self-worth
  • Stress including work-related stress
  • Women’s issues
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Self-harming
  • Panic