Emma Thatcher, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Emma Thatcher

London E17
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Emma Thatcher, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Emma Thatcher

London E17
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My Approach

I work in an Integrative way; this means I use ideas from different therapeutic frameworks depending on individual need.

This includes:

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - how our past, unconscious processes and repeating relational patterns impact us.
Humanistic (Person-Centred and Gestalt influenced) Psychotherapy - our experience and self-actualisation in the ‘here-and-now’.

I believe questions of purpose, freedom, meaning, and how we manage life-stages are also important and am happy to explore clients’ existential and spiritual needs if desired.

My style is empathetic and warm, with an awareness of how identity, difference and social context impact experience. My therapy is supportive of LGBTQ+ issues and alternative relationships and lifestyles.

Art Psychotherapy uses a mixture of talking and art-making in the sessions. It combines the usual practices of talking therapy - a safe confidential space to discuss what may be troubling you - with the possibility of using creativity to give further insight.

By also using the arts, it is possible to explore emotional issues in a different, sometimes deeper way, one that words alone may not allow. You do not need to be an artist to benefit from this, just drawn to the idea of expressing yourself creatively. I will encourage you to be curious and reflective about what you create. Together we can explore what might best support your wellbeing.

Sometimes people like to paint, draw, use collage, clay, writing, photography or music. If we will be working online, I will support you to use art materials you may have in the home to create images. You can read more about art therapy here: https://www.baat.org/About-Art-Therapy

About Me

I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist. I currently work in private practice, seeing a small number of clients. offering sessions in-person in East London and also online. I provide a safe and creative space for mental health support, self-exploration and growth.

I have previously worked as an honorary arts psychotherapist in the NHS, where I have three years of experience in inpatient and outpatient services, seeing both individuals and groups. I also have experience in a community mental health setting, working as an honorary counsellor for MIND and as a therapist in a women's counselling service.
I have a background in photography, arts and heritage, the charity sector and user-led mental health.

I am accredited with the UKCP, HCPC, BAAT and follow their standards of ethics and confidentiality and have regular supervision with an HCPC registered supervisor. I am fully insured, registered with the ICO and in-compliance with GDPR.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

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.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Arts Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Gender
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Separation
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Training
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

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

London Office

Walthamstow Therapy
111A Hoe St
London E17 4RX

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Limited availability of 3 concession spaces for those on low income.


Online Sessions on Zoom

United Kingdom (UK)

  Wheelchair accessible View Map

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Emma Thatcher

Emma Thatcher

London E17

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