Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS17-05724
My name is Emma Iley.
I am a fully qualified counsellor with an advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling. I specialise in stressed teachers, troubled teens, sufferers of chronic and terminal illness, carers, children / young people with ASD/ASC and SEND parents.
I have both professional and personal experience in each of these specialisms.
I use an integrative counselling style, with person-centred therapy at its heart, meaning that each session meets your individual needs.
Like everyone else, I have experienced life's ups and downs.
Prior to re-training as a counsellor, I spent 23 years working as a primary school teacher.
I have been married and divorced.
Ten years ago, I began being diagnosed with various chronic autoimmune conditions. After frequently flaring, I have now learnt how to pace myself better.
I have experience of parenting SEND children.
I have had periods of both anxiety and depression, including post-natal depression.
I volunteer for a cancer support centre.
I currently work with children and young people who have been affected by crime and I am the ASD / ASC team lead.
Having experienced the benefits of counsellors' support myself, I now enjoy being able to support others, as they begin to move forward positively again.
I am a professional member of both the National Counselling Society and the National Hypnotherapy Society.
I have my enhanced DBS and my safeguarding training is current. I am fully insured.
- Qualifications & ExperienceLevel 4 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken