Hello, my name is Emma. I am a UKCP registered Family and Systemic Psychotherapist offering support to families, couples and individuals of all ages who are experiencing difficulties.
In addition to my private practice, I also work for the NHS within an adult Mental Health Service. I have several years’ experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS); and in both youth and adult forensic services working with antisocial and challenging behaviour.
Professionally, I have covered the whole life span – from babies, young children and adolescents; to adults, couples, parents and the elderly. I have both professional and personal experience of how change can impact on close relationships, family dynamics and day to day functioning.
I offer a safe space in which to explore your difficulties and facilitate positive change. I am transparent and collaborative in my approach, helping you to improve relationships and overcome challenges.
Families and those in close relationships sometimes get into difficulties due to their differences; or feel the strain when loved ones have troubles. In family therapy, relationships are thought to form a key part of the emotional health of each member within that family.
In a similar way to how all parts of the human body work together the help heal a broken bone or fight an infection; family therapy can help family members work together when something feels particularly difficult in order to find ways of overcoming the distress, misunderstanding or pain affecting their relationships and putting a strain on the family unit.
Who can benefit from family therapy?
As well as addressing a range of problems and health conditions, family therapy is sensitive to diverse family forms, respecting the importance of each persons’ beliefs, culture and life experiences. This makes it a useful approach for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Family Therapy can help families and individuals to:
– Gain a better understanding of how their family functions
– Identify strengths and weaknesses within the family system
– Set goals and devise strategies to resolve problems
– Develop their communication skills
– Strengthen the family unit.
2012 MSc in Family & Systemic Psychotherapy – Institute of Family Therapy and Birkbeck College (University of London)
2008 Speakeasy Facilitator Training Level 3- Open College Network
2006 Professional Certificate in Effective Practice- Youth Justice Board and Nottingham Trent University
2002 BSc Hons Psychology, Goldsmiths College (University of London)
Other relevant courses / experience:
As part of my work in the NHS I am required to attend regular training on Mental Health and Safeguarding procedures.
2013 Marlborough Model Multi-Family Therapy Group Facilitator Training – The school and Family Works
- Escape Parenting / Parallel Lines Programme Facilitator training
- Family Group Conference Coordinator Training – Family Rights Group
- Enhanced Thinking Skills Offending Behaviour Programme Facilitator Training – National Probation Service
I have experience in facilitating Multi-Family groups within a Special Educational Needs establishment; running groups for both adults and young people; as well as working with couples and individuals of a wide range of ages.
I have worked with families and individuals in both forensic and mental health settings and have particular experience in working with children and adolescents with behavioural difficulties.
What I treat
I offer support to families, couples and individuals of all ages who are experiencing a variety of issues:
- Child, Adolescent and Adult Mental Health issues
- Child, Adolescent and Adult Behaviour Difficulties
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Parenting Difficulties
- Couple Relationship Difficulties
- Eating Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Illness and disability
- Separation, divorce and step-family life
- Fostering and Adoption
- Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Drug and Alcohol Misuse
- Age Related Difficulties and Other Life Cycle Changes.
Professional Accreditation and Affiliation
Emma is registered with the UKCP and AFT.
Emma is registered with AXA-PPP, WPA and Aviva.
She may also be able to provide care under other insurance providers. Please contact us for specific enquiries.
I am available at the Eastgate Gardens practice in Guildford by appointment.
On requesting an appointment via our online booking system, the practitioner may well call you to confirm details before you meet. This initial telephone discussion of up to 10 minutes is free of charge, and is designed to confirm that it is indeed appropriate to proceed to a full consultation and is not designed to replace a consultation.
Initial Consultation (up to 90 mins):
£120 for families and couples
£100 for individuals
Subsequent sessions (60 mins) will be charged at:
£105 per session for families and couples
£85 for individuals
Payments via bank transfer are accepted prior to the session (Sort code: 07-01-16, Account number: 08520810) or by cash or cheque on the day. If paying by bank transfer please use your initials followed by ‘HoD’ as a reference.
I require at least 24hrs notice for which there will be no charge. Appointments cancelled with less notice will incur the full session fee.