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Emma Reed Counselling

Women in transition.
Our roles as women change throughout our lives, but it is not always easy to adjust to the new expectations each stage brings. Whether you need help to cope with the sudden demands of a sick relative or new family, or with the overwhelming freedom of retirement or children leaving home, counselling will help you to maintain balance and perspective.

As we face changes, many of us stretch ourselves too far, becoming stressed out with trying to meet the new and uncertain demands that come with transition. We may find our health is suffering or we may develop unhealthy habits to try to cope with the discomfort of uncertainty and change. In the struggle, many of us tell ourselves we shouldn’t be feeling this way, that we should be doing better, that it is silly to overeat or get so anxious. In this fight with ourselves, we become more and more tense and unable to cope, and it can feel as if there is no way out.

When you come for counselling with me, you will meet someone who is interested in who you are as a person. I will seek to understand the world from your point of view. As I share my insights that come from experience and training, you will gain a new awareness of your own reactions and be able to make choices that are right for you at this time of your life. Not only that, but I will encourage you to become softer in your relationship with yourself. You have very good reasons for doing things the way you do, and accepting those reasons allows you to feel more comfortable with who you are.

For many of us, learning to accept ourselves in this way makes the challenges we face more bearable. We become more tolerant of ourselves and of others, our relationships improve, and we are better able to get our needs properly met.

I am passionate about providing a safe and supportive space where you can feel you really matter. My focus is on accepting you just as you are, appreciating how you came to your current situation and encouraging you to be true to yourself. In this therapeutic relationship it is possible for you to discover what you really want and need, to work through whatever it is that holds you back and to make the choices that are right for you.

Last Updated: 9th August, 2018

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The Apothecary Shop
31 The Homend

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Accredited Registrant Member of The National Counselling Society.
Membership No. NCS15-02132.
Registrant Member of The National Hypnotherapy Society.
Membership No. HYP13-00241

Award or recognition:

Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice.
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory.
Accredited Registrant Member of The National Counselling Society.

Level 4 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
Registrant member of The National Hypnotherapy Society

I continue to have regular professional training and supervision in order to ensure you the client receive the highest quality service.