Hello and a very warm welcome to my website. My name is Emma-Jane LaRoche B.A. (Hons) and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) based in Guildford and Lightwater in Surrey.
I offer individual counselling and provide a non-judgemental, understanding and supportive environment where you can share your worries in a confidential and safe environment.
We are now living in a busy world where sometimes the pressures of family life and work commitments can become overwhelming.
Worries over relationships with family members, friends or work colleagues can sometimes lead to frustration, anger, sadness, confusion and fear.
"People start to heal the moment they feel heard"
- Cheryl Richardson
It’s not always that easy to talk through issues with friends and family. Counselling allows you the opportunity to explore and express your thoughts and feelings and make sense of your worries in a safe environment.
It allows you to talk openly and confidentially to someone who is completely independent of your personal situation and who is non-judgemental.
My aim is to provide a supportive and compassionate space for you to talk freely about your diffiulties and make sense of your worries.
Talking about your relationships, expressing your grief over a loved one or not understanding why negative things may continue to impact on your life, a collaberative approach aims to help you make postive changes in your life.
I can be contacted by phone on 01483 338151 or e-mail email@example.com
Some issues I work with
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their Code of Ethics and Good Practice.
What is counselling?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy which gives people the opportunity to talk through their thoughts and feelings in a confidential and safe environment with a trained counsellor who uses different therapeutic approaches.
"Counsellors don't offer advice but help clients to see things more clearly and to make positive changes in their lives"
Do you sometimes feel hopeless, lost, stuck or trapped?
Do you feel betrayed , not knowing what to do or who to turn to?
I offer a free 10 minute consultation to discuss whether counseling is suitable for you. An appointment can be arranged at either my Lightwater or Guildford practices.
Tel - 01483 338151. E-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
How can counselling help?
Sometimes in life, feeling overwhelmed, with no sense of direction can be the point at which we feel that professional help may be what’s needed.
As a counsellor/therapist I can provide space and time for you to talk through your difficulties where you can be heard in a warm, non-judgemental, caring, friendly and respectful manner.
"Taking that first step towards counselling can be daunting for some but bring a sense of relief to others. It can help make matters more clear without feeling judged or pressured"
What to expect
Each counselling session lasts 50 minutes and in the initial meeting we talk about what has brought you to counselling.
An assessment will be carried out in the first session where I will ask some questions and then explain how the counselling process works.
It will give you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any worries and concerns you may have and then between us we agree to the frequency and time that these sessions will take place.
Free 15 minute initial conversation
I am happy to offer you a free 15 minute initial phone conversation to discuss whether I can be of help. We can discuss whether counselling is suitable for your particular issue.
My practice in Guildford (Surrey) is located just off the A3 and is approximately 15 mins from the M25.
My practice in Lightwater (Hampshire) is located approximately 5 minutes from Junction 3 off the M3.
There is plenty of parking and disabled access for wheelchairs available at both locations.
Times and days of the week are flexible so please feel free to contact me to arrange an appointment.
Each session costs £50.
I ask that payment is made either in advance or at each individual session.
Times and days of the week are flexible so please feel free to contact me to arrange an appointment or your free introductory 15 minute phone consultation to discuss whether I can be of any help.
Concessions available for counselling students