Dr Emma Cosham

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

About Me

Hello and thank you for having a look at my profile.

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, registered with both the Health and Care Professions Council and British Psychological Society. I have almost a decade of experience working in the NHS, private and third sectors with people from all backgrounds and ages, with a range of difficulties. I have also specialised in the psychology of eating disorders and in the use of “third wave” cognitive behavioural therapies.

You might be reading this because you are struggling with something in your life at the moment. You might be:

  • feeling disconnected from other people and from what you usually enjoy in life
  • eating less or eating more, perhaps with less confidence in your body shape or appearance
  • struggling with the desire to achieve things perfectly or to a very high standard
  • feeling negative about yourself and the future
  • worrying more than usual or feeling anxious at times you didn’t previously
  • using other strategies to manage, such as drinking alcohol, using substances or self-harming

Meeting with a Clinical Psychologist can help to make sense of how and why this has happened and find a way forward. I draw on my knowledge and skills from different psychological therapies in an integrative way to ensure I tailor sessions to suit your aims and needs. The approaches I use are all well researched and evidenced to support their use for a range of psychological difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • First Class BSc (Hons.) in Psychology – University of Reading
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society – Number: 212858 and various certificates from post-graduate training workshops
  • I have delivered various presentations at national and local training conferences
  • Supervisor Training Course – University of Surrey
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Clinical Psychologist – Number: PYL30171
  • BPS Accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – University of Surrey

I have developed broad expertise in delivering both first-line psychological therapies, recommended for many difficulties, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); and also the newer approaches known as “third wave” CBT.  This includes the models of mindfulness-based psychological therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).  More detail about these approaches can be found on my website.

Throughout my career, I have also specialised in the psychology of eating disorders.  I have worked in community and inpatient services to help set up and develop safe and effective ways of supporting people with eating distress.  Early help and support for people who become concerned with controlling what they eat and how they look is essential to prevent more serious disorders developing.  Please contact me if you have concerns about your relationship with eating or read more on my website here.

Areas of counselling I work with

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bi-polar Disorder
  • Bullying (adults)
  • Career Coaching
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Faith and Culture
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Redundancy and unemployment
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual abuse and rape
  • Sexual Identity and Gender Dysphoria
  • Sexual Performance/Drive
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress management

Fees

  • Please contact me directly to discuss fees

Contact details