Hello my name is Emma-Jane and I am a Transactional Analysis counsellor BA (Hons) and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Do you sometimes feel as if things are getting on top of you and you are struggling to cope? Have you lost your sense of direction or are struggling with relationships. Perhaps you are experiencing low mood and negative thoughts? It’s not always easy to talk through issues with family and friends but speaking to someone who is independent of a situation can often help clarify and make sense of your difficulties.
Supporting you through tough times or just being there for you whilst you share your sadness, and loss over a loved one, counselling allows you the space to explore and express your thoughts and feelings and make sense of your worries.
I provide a confidential, non-judgemental and safe space allowing you the opportunity to talk through your issues where you can feel heard and respected. My aim is to allow you the opportunity for self-development and personal growth and help you identify solutions in order to move forward with your life.
My qualification is in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis.
Humanistic counselling helps you to focus on your self-development and realise your full potential. It helps you to gain a better understanding of your ‘self’ and to attain personal fulfillment.
Transactional Analysis is a theory of personality which incorporates elements of humanistic, person centred, integrative and psychodynamic therapies into a versatile toolset that is effective for a wide range of problems and behaviours.
It offers an accessible model in understanding our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. By becoming familiar with these concepts, it can help uncover why many issues seem to have become both familiar and repetitive.
Transactional Analysis also helps us to understand our interactions, communications and relationships with others. Working collaboratively the aim is to identify negative patterns which have developed over time and explore different ways of making positive changes to improve communication in daily life.
I work with a range of issues including:
- Low self-esteem/confidence
- Relationship issues
- Bullying/emotional abuse
- Self-harm/Suicidal ideations
- Life changes
- Pet bereavement/Loss
Training and experience
I have built my experience by working with a wide variety of issues. Initially I began my counselling career by training within the NHS under their IAPT program (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme). This allowed me to work with a broad range of issues as well as having to work with the time constraints provided by the NHS i.e. working with clients with a maximum of 6 or 12 counselling sessions.
Some of the areas I worked with included anxiety, depression, relationship and marital issues, cultural problems, bereavement (including pet loss), work difficulties, general , sexual abuse, trauma including witnessing traumatic events and suicidal thoughts amongst others.
Having completed my training I went onto work for a charity providing counselling for the visually impaired and their families. Sensory disability can bring its own unique difficulties and have life changing implications on both the individuals and those closest to them.
Sessions included working with loss, life changes as well as the loss of a sense of identity. I also worked with clients who had experienced domestic violence, bereavement, stress and relationship issues.
I have particular experience counselling young people having worked as a youth counsellor for a charity offering therapy for 16 to 25 year olds. Working with issues including exam stress and lack of confidence, support for teenagers affected by divorce, self-harm and bullying as well as many other issues experienced by young people in today’s society.
Working within these different roles has helped me build a wide and diverse range of knowledge enabling me to help, support and give hope to people with a variety of issues. Indeed working within private practice can bring many different issues on a daily basis.
If you feel now is the time to take that step and talk about your problems please feel free to contact me so we can discuss the best way forward to make the positive changes to work towards a more confident and fulfilling life.
Types of Clients
Adults and young people (16 years+)
B.A. (Hons) Transactional Analysis Counselling (1st class)
FdA Humanistic Counselling, based on Transactional Analysis (Distinction) Middlesex University.
Certificate in Introduction to Counselling (CPCAB)
L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Certificate of Transactional Analysis 101 from ITA (Institute of Transactional Analysis)
I am a registered member of the following associations:
- The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP)
- Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS)
I attend regular one to one and group supervision sessions and am committed to improve my service by attending continuing professional development courses. The ethical guidelines that underpin my work are defined by the BACP (http://www.bacp.co.uk/about_bacp/).
Free telephone consultation – 10 minutes.
My charge is £50 per session.
I ask that payment is made either in advance or at each individual session by cheque or cash.
A discount is offered to student counsellors. Please contact me for further details.
Main Eaves Office
Tel: 07834 765144