- Phone number
- 07786 365629
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I currently have space for clients.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a queer, trans affirmative therapist. I offer both short and long-term counselling and therapy for adults in Aigburth (Liverpool) and surrounding areas, as well as online. I am passionate about people and their capacity for self-reflection and change. Therapy is for everyone, and its impact can be life-changing.
Prior to working as a therapist, I worked as an oral historian and lecturer. It was that work that led me to recognise both the value of therapy and the absence of adequate resources for students and staff working in higher education.
My main way of working is Transactional Anaylsis (TA). Eric Berne developed TA in the late 1950s. Berne believed that we all possess three ego-states: parent, adult and child. Practitioners of TA use the theory of ego states and other concepts and models (such as scripts and drivers for example) to analyse how individuals communicate with others. TA worked for me as a client, and that's what led me to want to train in it so that I could use it to help other people.
As a psychotherapist, I am committed to exploring the ways that people have adapted to keep themselves safe and the messages that appear during our most challenging moments. Together, we will work to understand your history and challenge the unhelpful messages that might be holding you back. I am solution focused and deeply interested in the power of single session therapy, an approach developed and championed by Windy Dryden.
People often come to therapy because their coping mechanisms have been depleted and life feels like it is happening to them. Therapy will help you to rediscover your agency and equip you with the tools that you need to move forward with hope and resilience.
I use Transactional Analysis (TA) as my main way of working. I am solution focused and committed to finding the best way to help my clients progress.
My first session
I offer a free 20 minute consultation. This will enables us to discuss what has brought you to therapy and for you to ask any questions that you might have about how things work.
I can work with a broad range of issues, and I have a particular interest and experience in the following areas:
- LGBTQIA+ issues including self-esteem, gender and sexual identity, shame and confidence
- Feelings of stress or anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Relationship problems
- Grief, loss or bereavement
- Problems with addiction
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, OCD, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy