Emily is a qualified and accredited Integrative Psychotherapist, in the final stages of completing a professional doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the Metanoia Institute, West London. Emily began her doctoral training in 2008. Emily is also a member of the British Psychological Society and abides by their code of ethics.
Due to a broad training background, Emily has grounding in various different approaches, which allows her to be flexible in how she works with each individual:
"I try to listen to the therapeutic goals of the client before deciding upon what sort of approach might 'fit'. Sometimes a client may be unsure what their immediate goals for therapy are, which would lead me to consider having a more open, explorative stance in the therapy. At other times, I might use a more cognitive behavioural (CBT) approach to support someone to actualise behavioural changes in their life.ï»¿ I believe that an understanding of a person's past relationships is extremely important in order to help them understand their current difficulties, and I see therapy as a way of de-tangling oneself from old, painful relational habits. I try and work with transparency, which involves being clear about how therapy works and how we will measure when you have achieved your goals."
Emily specialises in parent-infant mental health, and is co-founder of Mums In Mind, a well-being service for mothers in London. She works in a local community parent-infant therapy service, and also belongs to a North London psychotherapy consortium called Iasis Psychotherapy.