Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Mindfulness Practitioner in Sudbury

I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor and Certified EFT practitioner.

Background & Qualifications

AAMET Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Emotional Intelligence NLP Practice
Diploma in Mindfulness Based CBT
Diploma in Life Coaching
Diploma Child Psychology
Access to Higher Education Diploma in Counselling
Enhanced DBS
Level 2 in Awareness in Bereavement care, the foundation course through Cruse Bereavement Care
Certificate of Achievement in an introduction to Safeguarding Children
Certificate of Achievement in Safeguarding Children
Certificate of Achievement in Safeguarding Children with Disabilities


Working with People who eating is disordered - Julia Buckroyd
Foundations of Emotional Focused Couple Therapy
Fundamentals of Working with Couples with Lottie Passell-Syms
Working with Attachment, Shame and Separation.
Working with Adult Attachment Behaviour.
The Resilience of Mind and Body Congress Attachment and Trauma.
UKCP Conference 2017 The future of Psychotherapy: Science, Politics and best practice.
Personal Insights into Attachment Theory with Sir Richard Bowlby.
Being Seriously Playful with Rene Veugelers - Children Focusing UK
Somatic Trauma Therapy - Babette Rothschild
Traumatic Bereavement with Children, young people and families - David Tricky
How to work with Eating Disorders
Practical Skills in Gestalt
Practical Skills in working with Trauma
Patrick Casement "Knowing and not knowing in the consulting room.
" Introduction to Mindfulness.
Understanding and skills in working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Working with the Inner Child 1: Discovery
Working with the Inner Child 2: Skills
Co-dependency: the need to take care
Conflict Resolution
Mindfulness Practitioner Day Retreat
Working creatively in the counselling room
Foundations of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (Windy Dryden and Nicola Martin)
Existential Freedom. How to be real and find meaning (Emmy Van Deurzen)
Level 1 & 2 EFT practitoner course.
Working with Trauma (Child and Adult survivors of complex trauma, sexual violence and domestic
abuse) - Christine Sanderson.

My Specialisms

I'm an integrative therapist, which means that I have a solid foundation in a wide variety of theoretical approaches and have developed my own way of working as a resualt. I blend counselling theory with EFT and EMDR therapy and Neuroscience.
I work in a warm, supportive and open way, making sure your voice is heard and respected and that you come to understand yourself; your needs, conflicts, anxieties, defences, and relational patterns on a much deeper level, enabling you to explore alternative ways of being and relating, to help bring you greater satisfaction and stability.

My experience includes working with clients with:
anxiety including generalised anxiety disorder
panic disorder and panic attacks
relationship issues
addictions including, drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, internet
midlife crisis
career and work
sexual health including HIV
affairs and betrayals
Sexual abuse
Domestic Violence

My specialism is working with loss. Loss impacts all our lives through bereavement, trauma or abuse. We can never be the same after the loss, it can shatter our lives and we have to learn to navigate our new terrain.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My approach to counselling is a very open one; I tailor the work with what my clients need at the time. I combine counselling theory with EFT and EMDR therapy. Counselling is an opportunity for personal growth and self-development. My approach emphasises developing self-awareness within a safe, supportive environment to help you discover the path in life that is best for you. I work on both a short term and long-term basis with adults only.

My aim is to provide you with a relationship built upon trust, openness and honesty, where you can feel accepted without judgement. A counsellor will not give advice or offer the answers to your problems but will remain alongside you and help you find your own way forward. Working from a Humanistic approach, we will focus upon what is happening for you in the present; however, past and previous relationships clearly affect our present so these are explored as they arise. I take the lead from my client and work at their pace and challenge when appropriate to facilitate different/new perspectives and to help increase self-awareness.

I know taking the first steps to seeking therapy is not always an easy decision, but I hope to make this process as comfortable as I can for you. Along with my private practice I also assist at local hospices and Cruse working with Bereavement & Loss and charity work in Domestic Abuse.

If you choose to contact me, we will first arrange for a free telephone consultation, this gives you the opportunity to tell me what you are seeking counselling for and you can ask any questions that may be on your mind. If you decide to go ahead with therapy we can arrange an initial assessment session.

What to expect in your first session.

The purpose of the first session is to meet each other and decide whether we can work together. Attending the first session does not mean you have to commit to therapeutic a contract with me.

I see my first meeting with a new client as an assessment session. I normally ask a number of questions to gain a good understanding of what brings you to counselling and identify your therapeutic needs. This is important so we can identify together how therapy can be useful to you. Additionally, in the first session, I explain how I work (for example confidentiality, cancellations, holidays, fees) and what you can expected from me.

The first session is also a good opportunity for you to ask any questions about my role, experience and training as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor as well as Counselling/Therapy in general.

I work in Bury St Edmunds & Sudbury

I am committed to my own continued professional development and regularly attend further training to enhance my practice. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their guidelines for ethical practice, which ensures client wellbeing and safety. I attend regular supervisory support for my client work and I have been awarded the BACP certificate of Proficiency.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £50 per 60 minutes
Emotional Freedom Technique In Person £80 per 90 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £50 per 60 minutes
Mindfulness In Person £50 per 30 minutes
Life Coaching In Person £50 per 60 minutes
Relationship Therapy In Person £80 per 90 minutes