Emma BellIntegrative counsellor
I am a relational counsellor based in West London, providing short and long term one to one counselling to adults. Being a relational counsellor means that I focus on building a trusting, safe and confidential space in which you feel able to explore what has brought you to therapy.
I draw on a variety of counselling theory so that together we can make sense of your current situation. I prefer not to use labels as a part of this process however it can at times be useful to recognise and name what you are experiencing. As a guide, some of the issues I have previously worked with are as follows -
- Pregnancy related issues (anxiety, difficulty in conceiving, miscarriage, still birth, birth trauma, post natal depression)
- Psychological adjustment to parenthood
- General Low Mood
- Stress / Feeling Overwhelmed
- Body image
- Poor health & serious illness (including chronic long term illness)
- Impact of domestic violence
- Work / life balance
- Relationship problems
- Effects of being an unpaid carer
My particular interest lies in attachment theory which considers the nature of our connections with others based on how our connections were established with our earliest care givers.
For counselling in and around Ealing I practice at -
12b St Marys Road
(within easy reach of Ealing, Acton, Chiswick, Brentford, Kew and Hammersmith)
As a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) I am committed to continuous professional development. This includes wide reading on current thinking within the field, attending workshops and training days.
You might be feeling unsure about whether counselling is what you need or if I'm the right therapist for you. An initial appointment gives us a chance to discuss why you're considering counselling and to see if you feel comfortable working with me.
Issues often worked with
My fee per 50 minute appointment is £60. Some concessions may be available, dependent on circumstances and this can be discussed at the initial appointment.
Training and qualifications
I qualified with a Diploma in Counselling in 2012, having studied at the University of The West of England for 3 years. The training was integrative in nature, meaning that it explored different theories of psychological distress and ways of working with it. As part of my training I completed a number of hours of clinical practice as well as undergoing my own personal therapy.