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I am Emma, welcome to my website where you can find out more about me and how we might work together. This website also answers practical questions around how counselling works. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to answer any questions and for you to begin to tell me about what has brought you here today.
I am a Humanistic based counsellor, which recognises the importance of an individual’s potential and their ability to experience growth and change. I specialise in a type of therapy known as, 'Transactional Analysis'. Transactional Analysis may enable a more structured way of working and can be very useful for understanding your own relationship rhythms, ways of coping and responding and historic, sometimes outdated behaviours.
Much of my experience includes working with trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and identity. I volunteer at a women's service for victims of domestic abuse and also at a charitable organisation where I see a spectrum of clients. I run my own private practice from two convenient locations in the South-East. I offer flexible Zoom/Skype and phone therapy.
I have a particular interest in identity; I believe many of us may lose our sense of self at one or more stages in our life. This is often simply due to everyday life events; such as having children, marriage and separation or the death of a loved one. Disorientating changes such as moving location or changing your job can erode your confidence and leave you feeling out of touch with who you thought you were. Once we begin to lose that 'core' self, we are less able to calmly respond and cope using our usual strategies. We may feel vulnerable, confused and exhausted.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I hold personal liability insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate and I attend regular, clinical supervision.
I am committed to my continuing professional development and therefore regularly attend workshops to enhance my knowledge and grounding in this field.