I offer phone and online counselling, and face to face when possible again.
I am an experienced counsellor registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) providing individual counselling to adults. Before counselling I used to be a lawyer.
I have experience of offering counselling to clients from all walks of life and with a wide range of issues, having provided counselling in the community at the local counselling centre.
My style of counselling is collaborative and about engaging with my clients; listening carefully, enquiring, and thinking. Working together, insight is gained into a client's unique situation, where greater awareness and support may bring about changes for the client that feel real and lasting.
I am empathic, calm and insightful.
As a registered BACP counsellor I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework and maintain high standards in terms of the care and confidentiality I provide my clients. I undertake regular supervision and continuing professional development and seek to continuously update my practice.
Clients come to me experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, high workloads, client demands, relationship problems, problems seeking support, perfectionism, critical thoughts, addiction, not being able to set boundaries, feeling stuck, low self-esteem, trauma, self harm and suicidal thoughts.
We will talk about whatever you wish to bring at your own pace and in your own time, the emphasis is on you and what you are experiencing.
I will provide an empathic ear, I will listen to you and we will begin to build a working relationship together that helps you think and understand yourself better.
My style of counselling is psychodynamic: this might involve exploring past history and patterns of relating, as I feel that our childhood experiences affect our current experiences, and expectations of relationships and situations in ways that we are not fully aware of.
In our first meeting we will discuss what has led you to seek counselling and agree a regular time to meet on a weekly basis if you'd like to work together.
Typically I would suggest ideally to have at least a minimum of six sessions so that you feel you are getting some benefit.
Although work is open-ended you are free to end counselling when you wish, ideally what I would ask for though is some notice so we can work towards the experience of a good ending for you together.
For more details please see my website at www.emiliayaucounselling.com, email me at e•••••@••••.com or phone me on 073•• ••••••.
Or please see the webinar I did recently about the pandemic and the affect it has had on mental health at:
I look forward to talking with you.
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