Emma Swaisland MA, MBACP provides a confidential space within which you can safely explore your issues, re-connect with yourself and work on problematic thoughts, assumptions and behaviour that may be holding you back. Having experienced and shared the change and growth possible in this process time and again, she is passionate about the power of psychotherapy to help you work through problems and challenges, become more accepting and self-aware, and ultimately to live a more meaningful life. Whether you’re feeling in crisis and extremely vulnerable, or maybe experiencing a persistent feeling of malaise, Emma helps a range of people unravel meaning, gain insight and identify what might be stopping them from functioning well, reaching their potential, or enjoying healthy relationships.
Emma has a BACP-accredited Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Roehampton University. She is also working towards professional accreditation with the BACP, (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). As an integrative psychotherapist, Emma draws from a range of therapeutic approaches depending on the needs and preferences of her clients, the issues they bring and their previous experience of therapy, if relevant. She has experience working across a range of services in the voluntary, private and NHS sectors.
Prior to training in psychotherapy, Emma worked for over 20 years in the corporate sector where she developed strong mentoring, management and leadership skills. She has a good understanding of the stresses and pressures of working life, particularly the balance between the personal and the professional, the private and the public. Emma has worked with clients experiencing a range of issues including panic and anxiety; addiction; low-confidence or self-esteem; relationship difficulties; career and life choices; pregnancy and fertility issues; bereavement and loss; depression; and recovery from trauma or abuse.
Emma works with clients short-term or open-ended; she is experienced in both and what works best for you is something to discuss during your first session. Reduced rates are available on some sessions for students or those on a low income, please enquire.