About Me

  

My name is Emma, I have a passion for counselling, mindfulness and helping others achieve empowerment, growth and wellbeing. My own personal journey, working within my private practice, volunteering for organisations like The Elm Foundation and Cruse Bereavement Care and  experience working as a pharmacy dispenser, has helped me to understand the valuable need and positive, powerful impact counselling has on people’s lives. 


Throughout my journey, I have gained knowledge and many important tools which help both myself and others to become more self-aware, self-accepting and understanding of how our minds work and what we need to create better-coping strategies and overall wellbeing. I practice mindfulness and meditations in my daily life and attend my own personal counselling, which has been invaluable to my own wellbeing and personal recovery.


How can i help and what are my aims?

Using an integrative approach enables me to adapt my work to suit the needs of my clients. The integration of skills across many modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-centred approach, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy allows me to create a therapeutic relationship with my clients that is tailored to suit their needs.


My aims:


* To help people feel more in control of their problems and their lives.


* To help individuals develop their wellbeing, both emotionally and    physically.


* To help people heal and move on from trauma and grief.


* To help individuals navigate a better understanding and awareness of    their problems.


* To help those feeling overwhelmed and affected by their problems to    feel more empowered.  


Experience

Alongside my private practice I continue to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse with   The Elm Foundation, as a mindfulness practitioner and volunteer Counsellor. I volunteer for  Cruse Bereavement care as a bereavement support worker and support a community group in Wirksworth, for those suffering with anxiety and depression.


My Qualifications

  • DipHE in Counselling studies and skills and Cognative Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (I am working towards accreditation with the BACP http://www.bacp.co.uk/ and abide by the BACP code of ethics).
  • Cruse Bereavement support worker.
  • Diploma in Mindfulness 
  • Diploma in Naturopathy.
  • Healthcare assistant and Dispenser (NPA).