Emma Pritchard

BSc (Hons) / Life Coaching Diploma / Counselling Certificate / BACP Accredited Integrative Advanced Diploma

I am a registered counsellor who specialises in bereavement, loss and re-identication, and have worked with bereaved adults, children, young people and families since 2013.

Overwhelming feelings of grief and loss can emerge after a death, divorce, redundancy, mid life, or when we are feeling misunderstood or lost in many aspects of our life. I believe that psychological therapeutic creative interventions can help us to safely explore feelings and thoughts in the counselling sessions and it is important for this to happen at a pace which suits you.

At the very heart of my counselling style is self-care, as I believe that counselling is a process which can occur as much in between sessions as in the sessions. I began my counselling qualifications in 2013, and qualified as an integrative counsellor at the beginning of 2017.

I have a humanistic approach, and by appreciating that we are all unique human beings, I integrate a variety of counselling theories into my counselling style, including Person-centred, Transactional analysis, Attachment theories, Gestalt, Transpersonal, Mindfulness and CBT. I am available to run workshops for local businesses and schools covering issues of self care, anxiety and anger management, low self esteem, grief and loss.

One of my workshops which has proven to be really popular with clients are the Self-Care Stomps, which take place in Thorncombe Woods in Dorset. These stomps are group counselling sessions which use nature to create an informal setting that clients naturally feel at ease with. Please visit my facebook page or watch the BBC article to find out more.

I have recently given an interview to Wessex Aquarian on Grief. Please visit their facebook page to watch.

Please contact me if you require further information to arrange an informal chat.