Continual Professional Development

As part of my ongoing development, I regularly attend continual professional development workshops to ensure my knowledge is as up to date, ensuring that I am offering the best possible service to clients.

  • Brief Therapy-

    This course focused upon making the most of short term therapy

  • Relational depth-

    Focused upon building a trusting relationship quickly

  • Focus orientated therapy-

    A technique which explores the mind-body connection, linking words and emotions to sensations in the body

About Emily MBACP, PGDip, BA Hons:

When I am not working or studying, I enjoy yoga and tai chi. I am interested in the mind-body connection and feel this is explored further by relaxing my mind through physical exercise. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Professional bodies

I am a fully qualified and insured registered counsellor. I am a member of BACP and a student member of UPCA, which are governed by Professional Standards Authority. I carefully follow the codes of conduct outlined.


I have successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling at University of Brighton. As part of this course, I have be in clinical practice, working within a government funded service offering counselling and co-facilitated support groups to those in unpaid caring roles. My training covered the following approaches to therapy:

  • Transactional Analysis

  • Systemic

  • Gestalt

  • Person and Client Centred

  • Existential

  • Phenomenological

  • Focus Orientated Therapy

MSc- ongoing development

Although I am fully qualified, I have decided to further my education so I am currently undertaking a Master of Science in Psychotherapy at University of Brighton. The course covers working with complex presentations.

My research

I am conducting some research into the the impact upon a client who cares for a friend or relative with dementia. This work has been inspired by my personal experience and professional work with carers.

Why I became a counsellor

There are many possible answers to this question. It is a career change I carefully considered. I had supported colleagues, who were other therapists build and manage their businesses and noticed the bit I liked most about my job was listening to the clients in the waiting room, so decided to develop this further and entered into process of training to be a therapist, where I discovered the importance of philosophy within counselling, which reflects my thinking on the world.

Previous work

Before training to be a counsellor, I worked within clinical administration at Hove Osteopathic Clinic, and have worked there for over 12 years, after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at University of Brighton. This work has given me an understanding of the private medical world especially when making a private health insurance claim.

Alongside working at the clinic, I provided business guidance and coaching for small start up businesses and individuals. My other experience includes working within Public Relations and the music industry.