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Emily Bristow

MBACP, FdSc Integrative Counsellor

I am an Integrative counsellor working with adults on a wide range of issues, in particular with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and addiction. I also offer a free initial call in order to establish your therapeutic needs.

The Therapy

Using an integrative approach which draws on different methods of counselling to suit your individual needs, my down-to-earth personality will put you at ease and offers an equal partnership in your counselling experience. I have a keen focus on empowering my clients by providing a safe space to explore who you are, what your needs are and ultimately what you are capable of achieving. I firmly believe that in identifying the root causes of our current behaviours we can unlock the opportunity to change how we move forward in our lives.

The Process

We will start with a short telephone chat to give you an opportunity to let me know what is going on for you and what your expectations of therapy are. Once we are both happy to start our work together, we will find a suitable time to book in for your first session. In that session, we will start by reviewing the contract which outlines confidentiality and boundaries which are necessary for the therapeutic process. As the need arises, I will hold a review to ensure we are still working towards your needs or if any changes are necessary. This is to make sure we maintain a collaborative working relationship.

The Sessions

Sessions are 50 minutes, both online and face to face.

Payments for online sessions are made by BACS or invoiced and required before the session. I accept card, cash or BACS for face to face sessions.

Cancellations within 24 hours will still be charged at full rate. There will be times when you feel that you are not up to facing therapy on certain days which will make you consider cancelling your session, but from experience, these are usually the most therapeutic sessions!


I have a background in the MoD, both working as a civilian and living within the military which has given me a valuable insight into how 2 contrasting ways of life can work together, but also the challenges involved. I welcome serving members of the armed forces and veterans.

I have had the privilege of working in a Women’s Support Centre and the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre offering counselling to vulnerable clients who are looking to take back some form of control in their lives.

I have experience of using short-term, solution-focused therapy in the NHS for the management of depression and anxiety.

As well as my private practice, I am also currently working for the prison service for the provision of group therapy for clients who are in recovery from alcohol and substance use disorder.

I frequently attend extra training seminars and events as required by the BACP in order to stay up-to-date with therapeutic practices.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation degree in Integrative Counselling from the University of Greenwich
  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • I am trained in facilitating group therapeutic intervention for addiction recovery

Memberships & Accreditations


  • I offer a free, no-obligation, 15 minute introduction chat.
  • Sessions are 50 minutes at £60


  • None