Emily works with children, adolescents and their parents. The approach will depend on the individuals involved. It may be 1:1 or with part or all of the family.  Play-based approaches may be incorporated to help enhance the parent-child relationship.

Emily works with adults who have experienced trauma, including single traumas such as birth trauma, sexual assault or road traffic accident and multiple trauma, such as childhood sexual abuse. 

Emily offers EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), a therapeutic approach that has had great success in helping children and adults who have suffered  single and multiple traumas. EMDR is also increasingly used to help individuals with other issues, including performance anxiety, phobias, self-esteem issues and anger. 

Emily is also a senior lecturer teaching on a counselling psychology doctorate.


  • Doctorate in counselling psychology
  • Diploma in eating disorders
  • MSc counselling psychology
  • FE certificate in counselling skills
  • BSc (hons) psychology


  • ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) for trauma
  • EMDR Recent Traumatic Events Protocol
  • EMDR and complex trauma
  • TF-CBT for children and young people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual abuse: Working with adult and child survivors
  • Neuroscience, attachment and affect regulation
  • EMDR for children and adolescents level 1
  • EMDR (parts one, two and three)
  • Sandtray
  • Parenting support based on live observation and feedback
  • Court skills
  • Theraplay/MIM
  • PTSD following perinatal trauma and loss
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • The Incredible Years Webster Stratton Parenting Programme

Appointments with Emily are available at The Yellow Door in Rawdon (LS19). There is onsite parking available. The Yellow Door is close to Leeds Road/A65 which also has good access via bus (33/34).

Fees: Payment (by cash or cheque) is due by the end of each session. Please contact Emily for details of her fees.

Emily is registered with several health insurance companies including PruHealth, Simplyhealth, CIGNA, WPA, Aviva and AXA-PPP healthcare.  Please note that you will usually need a referral via your GP and possibly a psychiatrist before your health insurance company will agree to fund therapy sessions.

What is counselling psychology?

Counselling psychology is a branch of applied psychology (other branches include clinical psychology, educational psychology and health psychology). Counselling psychologists are psychologists who have counselling training, so combining the art of counselling with the science of psychology, integrating psychological principles with therapeutic process. Like other applied psychologists, counselling psychologists complete an undergraduate degree in psychology plus a 3 year full time doctorate in order to become chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health Care Professions Council.

Counselling psychology is committed to evidence-based practice and counselling psychologists keep themselves up-to-date with the latest research so that they can offer clients reliable and up-to-date clinical knowledge and skills. Counselling psychologists are committed to continuing professional development and abide by the code and conduct of the British Psychological Society.


Counselling, psychotherapy or counselling psychology?

In many ways, counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology can be very similar. All are based on a trusting relationship between therapist and client, rely on listening skills and draw on psychological theories to understand human emotions and behaviour. Counsellors typically focus on helping people cope with current circumstances whilst psychotherapists tend to address long-standing and deep seated problems. Counselling psychologists are trained to cover both kinds of issues and are also committed to sharing their knowledge and skills with their clients.

Professional registrations:

Emily's registration with the Health and Care Professions Council can be verified here.

Emily's chartership with the British Psychological Society can be verified here.



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