Professional Registration and Memberships
ACA Australian Counselling Association (Counsellor) #7626
College of Supervisors (Supervisor) #COS7626
Originally from the UK, Emma initially trained as Nursery Nurse in 1999 and went onto work in special needs schools for 9 years. In 2008 she qualified as a Hospital Play Specialist - Specialised Play for Sick Children where she worked supporting children, young people and their families in St George's hospital, London's largest major acute hospital. For several years she worked in the community setting providing health care and respite to children, young people with complex health needs and those with terminal illness in their homes.
Arriving in Perth, Western Australia in 2009 she graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Counselling from Notre Dame, Fremantle. Since then Emma has worked in not for profit agencies providing general counselling support to adults; drug and alcohol for adults in the Therapeutic Community; children's counselling and suicide prevention in youth.
Her therapeutic approach is holistic and tailored to the individual's needs, with a focus on her specialist interests of women's health (fertility), perinatal issues (perinatal loss). Using an integrative approach to counselling means drawing on and blending types of therapeutic interventions such as; cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness based interventions and strengths based practice.
With 23 years in the helping professions Emma is a Counsellor registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and is a member of the College of Supervisors (ACA). She has worked as a counsellor, supervisor for over 10 years, with experience providing therapy and supervision to individuals, and groups. She has previously worked in the non-government and not for profit sector in various roles including senior counsellor, supervisor, and counselling services manager.