Emma Ross

Coach, Counsellor and Well-being Expert

"I am here as a warm and non-judgemental sounding board and as your facilitator. I can help you to gain a better understanding of what you’re going through, your uncomfortable memories from the past and fears about the future and help you to see how each of these things affect you in the here and now. I help you to stop these things holding you back in the present so that you can move towards a brighter future.

I provide you with a safe, supportive and confidential setting where you can explore the problems that you are struggling with, gain new insights about yourself and the world and help you to get to where you want to be.

A part of my role is to understand your perspective of life and honour it.

I am here to provide you with the tools and to work with you to work out who you really are, what you really value and tap into your inner strength to enable you to be more real and true to yourself, enabling you to find a pathway to the life you were meant to live.

I aim to empower you to grow in the way you want to grow and encourage you to be accountable for the things you choose to and not to do."

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Why having a coach with a counselling background
is such a great thing:

  • If what we are working on becomes emotionally charged and heavy I can hold therapeutic space.
  • I can identify why the resistance to change and patterns from the past can hold people back are there and where they originate from you so that through awareness, choice and acceptance you can move forward with you aims and life.
  • I am not fazed by emotion. I can pay attention and work with it.
  • I can work at a deeper level with you than a lot of coaches can, and if need be, I have a well-established network of specialist places to signpost you to.

Why having a counsellor who also knows about coaching
is such a great thing:

  • You can work on things from the past, but if your focus is more on the present and near future we can focus on that. After all, it's all about how the things you carry affect you in the here and now.
  • There are more tools in the toolbox available to us - my experience allows me greater flexibility to adapt our sessions to best meet your needs.
  • Helping you work out what you want and need to do, for what purpose, how and realistically when reduce the sense of overwhelm and can reduce you anxiety levels a lot.
  • Having gained new self-awareness, we can direct our attention much more to what can be done to improve your situation for yourself in the present, the near future and beyond.

Why working with a therapist who is qualified in complementary therapies is such a great thing:

  • When it comes to the human body I know about anatomy, physiology and pathology, or, in layman’s terms, what it is, what it does and what can go wrong with it.
  • This, coupled with a love of neuroscience, means that I can offer psycho-education and illustrations of your physical experiences and what you can do about it.
  • Working on you through coaching or counselling is the ultimate in self-care. I can also help you to identify what else works for you outside of the times we are working together.
  • I can give you practical exercise to take away with you. Also, if you are interested in Mindfulness then we can see which types interest you and work with those approaches.

For counselling, as a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work according to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (July 2018 release, pdf).

For coaching I follow the Association for Coaching (AC) Global Code of Ethics, which is also followed by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) (May 2018 release, web page). This also aligns closely to the BACP Ethical Framework, above.

For well-being methods including complementary therapies, as a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) I work according to the Code of Conduct and Professional Practice (July 2018 release, pdf).

Member of BACP
Member of FHT