Back to Basics
Emma sees adults (18+) on a one-to-one basis for short or long term therapy. Emma sees clients for the following reasons:
Please note that this list is not exhaustive.
The integrative model draws on different therapeutic approaches. This includes psychodynamic, humanistic and behavioural. Focusing longer-term, aiming to understand a person’s thought processes and current situation. Whilst thinking about how it influences past events. Psychotherapy addresses the underlying root cause. Allowing change and personal growth to occur. It is helpful for focusing on recurrent problems and patterns of thought/behaviour.
Integrating different approaches allows Emma to adapt the Basingstoke counselling services. This allows it to flow to meet the personal needs of the client. Integrative therapy places a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. This in itself becomes part of the therapy work.
Considering starting Basingstoke counselling services? It is important to consider which therapy approach is right for you. There is a great deal of information and advice at our fingertips. This can be overwhelming to know where to start. Our guide will help you decide on the right therapy for you.
The person-centred therapist will explore with you your reasons for seeking therapy, feelings, behaviour and worldview. Through providing unconditional positive regard, congruence and empathic understanding a trustworthy relationship is formed. The goal is for the client to develop a greater level of self-awareness, discovery of their own abilities and lead to a greater level of independence to cope with current and future difficulties.
Transactional analysis (TA)
A psychoanalytic approach to therapy, TA was developed by Eric Berne in the 1950s. the theory assumes all adults develop three ego-stages: parent, adult and child. The ego system refers to the client’s personality made up of three parts which reflect different systems of feeling, thought and behaviour.
A clients ability for self-awareness can often become blocked due to negative and rigid behavioural approaches. The gestalt approach adopts relational theory with the current present state with a focus on the present moment to increase self-awareness, this will ultimately lead to the client achieving their full potential.
Integrative therapy is an approach to therapy that combines various psychotherapy approaches including the above-described therapies to tailor the therapy specifically to the client. An integrative therapist takes the view that there is no ‘one size fits all’ to treat their client or a particular problem.
Emma has acquired a wide range of experience over the past 10 years. Both within the NHS and private sector. Working in both inpatient and community mental health settings. Emma has held positions within the senior management of a large blue-chip retailer.
Emma was instrumental in the expansion of personality disorder and trauma services in the NHS. Today she continues to work as a senior DBT practitioner. Specialising in the treatment of trauma and personality disorders. Emma developed a firm interest in the treatment of mental health difficulties. Within this role, Emma continues to work with people on a one-to-one basis. Emma delivers group-based psychological treatments.
Emma works with clients from age 18+ offering integrative therapy. This is part of her training as an integrative psychotherapist. Emma offers Basingstoke counselling services and works in a client-centred approach. This means she will incorporate all of her experience and knowledge in various therapeutic approaches. All to tailor the approach to her client’s specific needs.
‘I was really nervous about seeing a therapist as I didn’t actually know what was ‘wrong’ but Emma really understood me and I felt at ease during the assessment. She’s not just a ‘how does that make you feel’ therapist which I find patronising, she’s practical and genuine.’
‘I feel a lot more insightful to my problems and why I think the way that I do, and do the things that I do. Everything seems to finally make sense.’
‘My life has changed over the last year, I never believed I’d be any different but I now have friends and a job.’
‘I’ll always be grateful for you never giving up on me even when I gave up on myself’