Emily HiltonIntegrative psychotherapist
Hello, I'm Emily. I'm a modern, down-to-earth, integrative psychotherapist, specialising in working with people in their 20s and 30s, and the LGBTQ+ community.
Sometimes I work within quite specific areas, including anxiety, burnout and perfectionism; interpersonal relationships, communication and boundaries; historic and present family dynamics; self-worth, self-criticism and self-sabotage; identity and life direction, purpose and meaning; and LGBTQ+ issues.
At other times, people come to see me with a general sense of just wanting to feel more comfortable within themselves and their life - not because something in particular is 'wrong', but because they want things to feel more 'right'.
Whatever it is that you want to explore in therapy, I will listen to you.
How I work:
Working as an integrative therapist means that I incorporate ideas taken from many different places, so I offer a flexible and adaptable therapeutic approach. My background in studying philosophy, languages and literature heavily influences my work, as do film and TV, music, podcasts and video games. I find that art and culture provide both a window into better understanding our own experience, and a language and context with which to explore it together.
I view therapy as an opportunity to see ourselves, our relationships and our patterns of thinking, feeling and communicating more clearly. When we can better understand these aspects of our lives, we become much more able to make meaningful change happen within them. And profound change really is possible: with more awareness of who we are, comes more freedom to live a life that actually fits us well.
I'm an Accredited Member of the BACP and I work within their Ethical Framework. I also write and contribute to articles about therapy and related subjects, and give the occasional presentation on these topics too (when I'm able to cajole PowerPoint accordingly!).
If you feel that I may be a good fit with what you're looking for, you're welcome to get in touch - send me an email, and we can take it from there.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
On a sliding scale between £65 and £90 per 50-minute session, with a reduced fee of £55 for an initial session.
I also offer low-cost appointments, so you're very welcome to get in touch if you'd like to ask me about these.
Training and qualifications
I have been working in my private practice since December 2018. My client base is almost entirely made up of people identifying within the Gen Y, Gen Z and/or LGBTQ+ communities.
I have particular experience of working with people in creative, tech and legal careers, and an interest in working with people with a background in competitive sport.
Prior to starting my private practice, I saw clients at agencies dedicated to therapy for loss, and stress, depression and anxiety.