Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

Registered Member MBACP

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Sessions from £40.00



Please see my website for details of my office hours.  Unfortunately I am unable to offer weekend appointments.

About me and my therapy practice

Anxious, stressed, upset, depressed, overwhelmed? Lacking joy or stability in your life? Perhaps a feeling of unhappiness, a sense that things just aren't quite right in your life?

A safe, non-judgemental, and supportive environment could help you to discover a way to work through your thoughts and feelings and live a life which is more fulfilling. It can be very difficult to work through problems and concerns while they whirl around your head - perhaps you feel lost, distracted, powerless? I can give you a calm and confidential space and time to sort out your thoughts, identify changes you would like to make and develop skills to manage. Counselling is all about you and the choices you can make - choices that might not have seemed possible before.  That might seem scary, but I'm here to support you through your process.

I can be reached by email or phone. If you phone, I may not be able to answer your call immediately - so please leave a voicemail message if you would like me to call you back. Out of consideration for your privacy, I will not call back if you do not leave a voicemail or text message asking me to. Please ensure you have said your phone number when leaving a voicemail if you would like me to call you.

Unfortunately, I have found that some email accounts (e.g. Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo, Gmail) tend to send my emails to spam.  I have so far been unable to resolve this, and of course never send unsolicited emails.  If you use one of these email addresses and have not received a reply from me, please check your spam folder.

Practice description

I am a sole trader running a small private practice from a ground-floor room in my home and online.  For more information about me, please visit my website or feel free to contact me for a no-obligation chat.  I specialise in anxiety, depression, stress and invisible illnesses such as fibromyalgia, hypermobility, CFS/ME and chronic pain.  These are very real physical illnesses with numerous debilitating symptoms, but the mental and emotional impacts of living with these conditions can be worked with in counselling.

My first session

Our first meeting gives us a chance to discuss your needs and goals around counselling, and to decide if you think we can work together.  I will give you my Privacy Policy document to complete and sign before we begin - this sets out how and why I store and process your data, and your rights.  We will also look at and discuss my contract, which you will be able to take it away with you and read fully at home before booking full counselling sessions.  I will ask you about your life up to now and what has brought you to see me, and we will discuss what you hope to gain from counselling and how we might do it.

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited