Welcome to Counselling with Emma Heylen
I have lived in different countries, worked in pastoral care for over twenty years and have provided relationship skills training to students for seven years helping them with relationship issues. I am a qualified counsellor and have experience working with young people and adults with a range of different issues. I initially qualified as a person-centred counsellor which helps me to treat you as a unique person and I recently completed my BA (Hons) degree in integrative counselling, specialising in developmental (early) trauma. I work creatively to help you sort through some of your thoughts and behaviours. I draw from models such as (CBT) cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, transactional analysis, mindfulness and gestalt. Counselling can sometimes be difficult but together we can focus on your goals and the rewards can be life-changing. I see clients one to one for both short and long term work and although I work from a Christian worldview, my own life experiences help me to understand and respect people with different worldviews.
I am a member and registered with ACC (Association Of Christian Counsellors) and continue my professional development by meeting regularly with a group of counsellors and attending monthly supervision. I also attend professional development days throughout the year.
Emma is empathic, kind and allowed me to make discoveries about myself in a safe space. I loved the creative elements of our sessions. She helped me to explore issues at my own pace. (Female 54)
Very useful for anyone in my state of mind. Helped with opening up and sharing feelings with friends and family. (Male 35)
Emma has been a total lifeline to me during a very difficult season in my life. (Female 34)
Emma has been an incredible counsellor. Helping me process my thoughts and creating a safe environment to be honest and make my own decisions about my life. (Female 30)
The space to talk and reflect on what I'm feeling and why has been really useful. (Male 30)