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Meet Emma

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I'm Emma (she/her), a motivated, experienced and passionate Counsellor & Lecturer with a Masters in Clinical Counselling and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education.


With a background in teaching and support roles, I have worked for over 15 years in schools, colleges, hostels for homeless people, youth services and in family support roles.  I trained as a counsellor because I believe that having good mental health is the key to a being able to have a fulfilled and meaningful life.

I have experience of working in an NHS, IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies) counselling service.  I decided to work as a private counsellor so that I can give my clients the freedom to work through things in their own way, at their own pace.

I still love teaching and am a part-time lecturer on the Masters in Clinical Counselling at the University of Chester. I am also completing a PhD in Counselling, my research is on Maternal Mental Health.

I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  The BACP is a professional body in the UK for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  As an Accredited member I have demonstrated to the BACP that I adhere to their ethical guidelines and have met their higher standard of ethical and competent practice.  Click the link below to find out more about the BACP.



Below are some of the professional qualifications that I hold:

  • Masters (MA) in Clinical Counselling (with Distinction) – This is a BACP Accredited Course at The University of Chester.

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills - Mid-Cheshire College.

  • Introduction to Counselling - Mid-Cheshire College.

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – The University of Lancaster.

Published Research:

My research into maternal mental health has been published in the Sage Journal of Illness, Crisis & Loss and can be found through this link:

'An Exploration of the Ways in Which Feelings of “Maternal Ambivalence” Affect Some Women.'  Emma Chapman, Peter M. Gubi, 2019.

I’m also committed to continued professional development. Here is just some of the additional training that I have done:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Emerald Therapy

  • Certificate in The Emotional Freedom Technique - Centre for Excellence

  • Somatic Psychology Series - Arielle Schwartz PhD, NScience.

  • Healing Trauma - Peter Levine PhD, SoundsTrue.

  • ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – Delivered by Living Works and recognised by the World Health Organisation.

  • The Trauma Summit - Ireland (2020) - Stephen Porges, Dan Siegel, Deb Dana, Bessel van de Kolk, Peter Levine, Gabor Mate, Dick Schwartz, Janina Fisher & Christina Buxton.

  • Polyvagal Theory: Therapeutic Presence and the Relational Space Between us - Tony Buckley, The Brighton Therapy Partnership. 

  • Rewind - Trauma Therapy - Delivered by Dr. David Muss M.D.

  • Certificate in Couples Counselling - Drighlington Health Hub.

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy Training – Delivered by Eileen Murphy.

  • Introduction Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – The Horsforth Centre.

  • Counselling Children and Young People: Using the Person-Centred Approach – Delivered by John Bradley MBACP (Snr. Accred) Children and Young People's Counsellor.

  • ARTiculate Training – An Introduction to Supporting Children and Young People through Art – Delivered by The British Association of Art Therapists.

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