Andrea Emmerson: Counsellor MBACP

One to one counselling in Chesterfield and surrounding areas.

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About Andrea Emmerson:
Counsellor MBACP Patient and understanding, experienced and effective.

We all experience feelings of sadness, guilt, regret and anger at different times in our lives, due to bereavement or grief. Those feelings can sometimes become overwhelming and it is at these times that professional help can make all the difference.

A patient, understading and analytical approach, identifying the triggers for the feelings – which are often very deep-rooted – is the starting point to recovery. Everyone is different and counselling should take as long as necessary to help the individual to deal with his or her own particular issues so that they can begin to move forward and embrace the future with positivity.

I can give you effective ways of learning to cope with the stressors associated with loss and how to manage symptoms.

My past experience includes working as a Counsellor for Ashgate Hospice in the Patient and Family Support Team. Suicide Awareness, supporting people who have been affected by suicide or suicidal feelings. Survivors of abuse that can find the effects to be devastating, with feelings of anger, low self-esteem and trust issues.

My current work includes supporting employees as a Wellbeing Counsellor offering clients in crisis presenting with a vast array of mild, moderate, and severe clinical needs; from stress, anxiety and depression through to attachment difficulties abuse and trauma.

Patient listening combined with expert help. This is the Andrea Emmerson way.

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How I help

I am a counsellor who takes an integrative approach using the three main proven methods – psychodynamic, person-centred (sometimes referred to as humanistic) and cognitive-behavioural.

Integrative therapy is a progressive form of counselling that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the individual needs of the client.

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My experience

  • I am a fully qualified MBACP registered counsellor. Please see my BACP profile or find me on linkedin.

    I trained at Worksop College for five years, achieving my counselling qualification over 12 years ago.

    Since qualifying I have gained valuable experience and learned many different life skills, working and volunteering in a wide number of sectors.

  • Counselling is a two way process, the client -counsellor relationship is the most important part of the work. I offer a safe confidential space to explore worries and concerns without the use of professional jargon!

    I counsel people seeking support for work related issues such as stress, low self esteem depression and anxiety. Feeling stressed for a prolonged period of time can greatly affect your life, physically and mentally. You may have trouble sleeping and have a feeling of sadness. I can help you understand what may be the cause and ways you may be able to overcome it by understanding your triggers.

  • As a Bereavement Counsellor for a local hospice I provided counselling for patients and their families who are struggling with bereavement and grief. Grief is associated with feelings of sadness, yearning, guilt, regret, and anger. I can show you effective ways to learn to cope with the stressors associated with the loss and how to manage symptoms.

    I am trained in Suicide Awareness and support people who have been affected by Suicide. Suicide can be devastating. many people – friends, family, professionals, colleagues and wider society will feel the impact. I believe that too many people die from suicide. And in many cases deaths can be prevented if warning signs are recognised and appropriate support provided.

  • I volunteered as a counsellor in Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse and telling their stories can be very difficult. Many adults keep this a secret well into their adult life, often finding that the effect upon them has had devastating consequences not only throughout their childhood but also in their adult life with feelings of anger, low self esteem and trust issues. Counselling is a chance to be heard, and to talk about what has happened to you. I will listen to you. You will be supported if you would like to make changes in your life.

  • If you are experiencing any of these issues, I can support you through them:

    • Counselling for depression and anxiety
    • Grief Counselling
    • Low self-esteem or lacking in confidence
    • Work and Career issues
    • Stress Management
    • Addiction & Recovery
    • Family problems
    • Obsessive thinking and intrusive thoughts
    • Emotional, verbal and sexual abuse
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Suicidal thoughts


  • Dip HE Counselling Practice
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Awareness and Counselling Skills Level 2
  • ITA – 101 (Institute of Transactional Analysis)
  • Dip Couns. Suicide
  • Adult Education & Teaching Award

What you can expect
from my counselling

At your first appointment we look at what you want to talk about. Some people are clear at the start with what they are looking for and others need a few sessions to think it through. Either way is fine.

I will ask some general questions about you and if you have any concerns or questions, this is a good opportunity to discuss these too. We can then arrange a suitable time at the end of each session to accommodate peoples individual lifestyles.

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If your therapy is being funded by someone else, then a certain number of sessions may be offered, so we look at how to work together within that time frame.

If you are self-funding, this is called open-ended therapy where we do not decide on an end date. The therapy will be ongoing, incorporating review sessions along the way.

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My fee is £50 for a 60 minute session, with week days and evening
appointments available.

Parking is available.

If you think counselling sounds right for you, please feel free to get in touch to learn more or arrange an appointment.

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