Welcome to Counselling with Em

Hi, I am Em, a Person Centred Counsellor based in Bacup, Lancashire, welcome to my website!

I work with both young people and adults and offer individual confidential Face to Face, Online and Telephone Counselling to anyone aged 11+ throughout the UK.

There may be many reasons you find yourself here visiting my website for yourself or your child.

  • Have you noticed not feeling yourself?
  • Have you experienced a loss, life change or relationship breakdown?
  • Are things getting on top of you and affecting your mental wellbeing?
  • Are past experiences having an impact on your life?
  • Is talking to your family and friends difficult?
  • Are you feeling anxious?
  • Are you feeling unmotivated or lost interest in things you used to enjoy?

Looking for a counsellor can be a daunting experience and you or your child may have lots of questions for me.  I am a friendly, down to earth counsellor who will offer a safe, contained space with a smile and relaxed environment to explore what is happening in your life.  During our sessions together you will be shown respect, understanding and patience, to allow you the time and space to speak freely and openly.  I can support you to explore the issues and challenges you are facing and help you to move forward in your life.   

Counselling can help to explore a wide range of issues and I am passionate about offering you the opportunity to explore these.  I have supported individuals with various challenges, including:                                                                                                                                            

  • Personal Difficulties and Adjusting to Traumatic Life Events
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Low Confidence and Low Self-Esteem
  • Bullying and Peer Relationships
  • Family breakdown/Separating Parents
  • Self-Harming Behaviours 
  • Stress and Burn-Out
  • Work Related Issues
  • Parenting
  • Neurodivergence


Working within a Person-Centred approach means I put emphasis on you being at the centre of the counselling process.  One of the most important factors is the strength of our relationship as we work together to help you to explore what is happening in your life.  I can assure you, I am here to help and listen to you in these difficult times.  Together we can build a warm, safe and trustworthy relationship.

Please feel free to explore my website to find out more about me and my approach.  If you have any questions or believe counselling would be helpful for you or your child, I encourage you to get in contact for a brief initial call to see how we might work together.

If you are in a crisis right now

If you or someone you know needs immediate support please contact your GP or go to the nearest A & E Department however there are other sources of help out there if you need to talk to someone in confidence. Please find below some helpful contact numbers.

Crisis numbers