Emma Pooley, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Emma Pooley

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Emma Pooley, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Emma Pooley

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My Approach

I believe that everyone is fundamentally okay and has the capacity to change. I'm passionate about working with people, and I have a particular interest in working with trauma. For me, it isn't about asking, "What's wrong with you?", but rather, "What's happened to you?", processing your thoughts and feelings, and exploring how you can move forward.

Although my training is in 'Talking Therapies', not every client has the words to explain what has happened to them. This is why I will sometimes introduce creative techniques to clients who feel they will benefit from this as a way to express themselves differently.

I will always endeavour to go at your pace and be alongside you, and would invite and encourage you to let me know if you have any worries at all about the therapy process.

About Me

I've had therapy for many years myself, and remember how scary it was to make an initial enquiry. Yet therapy has been life-changing and, has given me incredible insights into why I think, feel and behave the way I do, as well as the tools to make changes; I believe it can do the same for you.

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Anxiety is part of our hard-wiring as human beings because it is a mechanism that helps us to anticipate risk. However, if anxiety is preventing you from living the life you want to live and building the relationships you want to have, it's likely that it needs to be addressed at a deeper level.
Our relationships come in many forms, and we usually find that there are patterns in our relationship dynamics that get played out over and over again. In therapy, we can identify and explore these patterns and find new ways to communicate with others.
Stress is sneaky and can creep up on us over time, and if left unaddressed, it can lead to burnout and fatigue, as well as other health problems. Understanding where the stress comes from and how to manage it differently to build resilience can help to reduce its impact on you and your life.
We all experience trauma in some form in our lives, and it often has a significant impact on our mental health and wellbeing. Trauma is usually split into 'Traumas with a big T' and 'Traumas with a little T', and either type is important to bring to therapy if it feels like it's stopping you from living your life.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy


Danish Buildings
44-46 High Street
United Kingdom (UK)

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UKCP College

  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Intersubjective Psychotherapy College (PCIPC)
Emma Pooley

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