Emma Adams Counselling
Working face to face both with individual adults and couples, from a discreet room on the edge of Epping
BA (Hons), MBACP, Dip. Therapeutic Counselling
(Within 20 mins drive from Harlow, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Ongar, Waltham Abbey, Chigwell)
I am a fully qualified counsellor, with a BA (Hons) Degree and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I work with both individual adult clients and also with couples, where I offer relationship counselling.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), meaning that I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. This guides my counselling work, ensuring that I operate safely and ethically. I am fully insured.
My approach is relational and integrative, meaning that I can integrate a number of methods and techniques to offer the right support for each individual or couple. I am able to work with both the 'here and now' but also more deeply, looking at unconscious processes and how the past may shape the present.
MBACP registered number 383065
Why come to counselling?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy which offers confidential support in a warm and non-judgemental way.
You may be coming to counselling because you are in crisis, unable to see a way through a situation or feeling lost or alone.
You may be struggling within a difficult relationship, with a partner, a work colleague or a family member.
You might be seeking the 'right' answer around difficult life decisions when it feels that making a decision seems impossible.
It may have taken many years to find the courage to seek help for issues which run deep, perhaps stemming from difficult, early experiences in childhood or from trauma.
Perhaps you are looking for very specific tools and techniques to manage and cope with anxieties or stresses.
Whatever is causing you to reach out at this time, I offer an accepting, empowering and encouraging environment as I assist you to find ways to move forward.
Relationship Counselling, sometimes known as couples counselling or marriage guidance, can help people work through the difficulties and problems that affect many relationships. People usually come to counselling when they feel their relationship is in some sort of trouble or crisis. Emotions might range from anger, resentment and bitterness to shame, sadness or humiliation. Some people seek support in the early stages of their relationship and others after many years. It is not uncommon for individuals to come alone at first or to have a partner who is reluctant to attend. I encourage an initial meeting where we can identify what might be happening and work out how to broach the idea of attendance with the other partner.
Relationships can face a number of challenges. These might be overt, such as an affair, betrayal or some sort of domestic abuse. Other challenges may be more subtle, yet just as problematic, such as communication difficulties, a lack of physical intimacy or disagreements over money or children. Some couples will attend wanting to save or repair their relationship, others may be seeking clarity about whether they wish the relationship to continue. In some cases, the relationship may be ending but partners wish to work out a separation in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Having trained and worked with Relate, I can support individuals and couples by helping partners understand what has happened within their relationship, what patterns have been playing out, what's causing frustrations or conflict and what might need to change. Rather than assigning blame or highlighting what each partner is doing wrong, we seek to understand how individuals relate to each other, and how they can relate more successfully.
Specific issues that arise within relationships:
Communication difficulties / not understanding each other
Infidelity and extra-marital affairs
Intimacy difficulties – both emotional and physical
Grief or loss
Prices and Process
Once you make the decision to seek support, you can reach me by telephone or email:
We will have an initial conversation about what brings you to counselling and if we decide to meet, our first session will be an opportunity for us to see if we feel we can work together.