Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-08060
Hi! I'm Emma. I originally studied science and completed a PhD in medical research. However, I've always been passionate about engaging with people, their experiences and how they feel about themselves… so I was never the typical ‘scientist’!
I decided to study to be a counsellor to see if I was suited to talking about feelings and helping people one-to-one. During my training, I had to have my own personal therapy and that was when I became truly committed to being a therapist. Trying different therapists and experiencing different forms of therapy for myself really made me excited about one day being 'the professional' - sitting in the therapists' chair. I also took on voluntary placements to start to put some of my learning into practice; with excellent clinical supervision.
I have since set up my own thriving private practice in South London, and see clients from all walks of life who all have one thing in common... striving to be in the best mental health they can be!
- Qualifications & ExperienceI'm a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.
I have undertaken extensive specialist training to work with people suffering from the effects of trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
I have volunteered, both while training and post-qualification, with organisations who worked with women and young girls who have experienced rape, childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse, and domestic violence. I continue to work with these issues in my private practice.
I also work with women and men who have needed additional support post-miscarriage or post-abortion.
My experience spans all the common mental wellness challenges you could encounter... feeling sad, depressed, in despair, stressed, fearful, angry, anxious, abandoned, lonely, rejected, traumatised and confused. I've encountered so many feelings and experiences while working with people that this list is can never be complete.
I was a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) for many years; and recently moved over to the National Counselling Society (NCS) as their Code of Ethics and representation of the Counselling profession better suits my own values and ethics.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- 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
- Languages Spoken