“Each of us secretly and desperately yearns to be ‘met’ – to be recognised in our uniqueness, our fullness and our vulnerability.”
(Hycner and Jacobs, 1995)
We all face different struggles in our lives. You may be feeling low, anxious, angry or lonely and you don’t know why. You may be struggling with a difficult relationship at home or at work. Perhaps your struggle is a response to a change or a loss in your life. Your struggle may be something you’ve been engaged in for as long as you can remember.
I believe that by taking the time to explore your experiences and feelings, with someone who can listen with genuine care and curiosity, you can emerge from your struggle to feel better ‘met’ in the world.
Counselling with Emma Pearson
I offer confidential face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy, both on a short-term and long-term basis.
I work within the humanistic integrative philosophy. I see us all as having a tendency towards wholeness, growth and healing given the opportunity. I see my role as providing that opportunity, by offering you a real, safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.
My aim is to provide an empathic balance between support and challenge so we can explore and confront whatever feels relevant to you, in the now and in the past.
We can work together to help you to understand yourself and your relationships better; to achieve more balance in your life; to feel more fulfilled in your work; to find a place of greater awareness and acceptance.
Areas I work with:
- Anger Management & Conflict
- Anxiety and Panic
- Belonging and identity
- Bereavement and Grief
- Family issues
- Living and/working abroad
- Living with your own or a relative’s long-term health issues
- Managing transitions in work/life
- Relationship issues
- Self harm
- Sexual and/or Physical Abuse in Childhood
- Sexuality and Sexual issues
- Sibling relationships
- Work-related issues
Psychotherapy Qualifications, Training and Experience:
I trained for three years to become a humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor. I have a Postgraduate Diploma from the Metanoia Institute in West London. My personal philosophy and practice combines three main therapeutic approaches – Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person-Centred.
I am a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (www.bacp.co.uk) and I abide by their Ethical Framework.
As well as working in private practice, I have worked for two community-based counselling services in West London.
I am currently in the final year of a Masters in Humanistic Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute, West London.
I have a degree (BA Hons) from Manchester University. My first career was as a UK national news journalist. I then went to live and work abroad in several developing countries in Africa before settling in Kent with my family.
I was inspired to become a psychotherapist by my own empowering experience of being a client over several years.
Our first session is an opportunity for us to meet and consider if we are a good ‘fit’ for each other. If you would like to book an exploratory session please email, text or call me. I aim to respond within 24-hours on week days.
We would first arrange a brief 10-minute phone call so I can hear a bit more about why you’re seeking therapy. I want to be sure I have the skills and experience you’re looking for before we set up an initial session. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have. We would then be able to arrange a time to meet.
My fee is £65 for 50 minutes. I work with individual adults.
I am willing to consider a reduced fee for people on lower incomes.