Hello, my name is Emma Furr MA MBACP (Accred). I am an experienced, qualified, registered and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist working full time in private practice in the Richmond, Twickenham and Kew area.
I currently provide telephone, video, walk-and-talk, and face to face therapy sessions, with individuals and couples, from my Richmond and Twickenham base. Offering understanding, support, calm, and a safe confidential space to explore any anxieties or difficult issues.
It can sometimes be challenging to find the right counsellor and psychotherapist, but I will tell you a little bit about how I work and what I believe in, and then if you would like a telephone chat before you decide to book to see me, you are very welcome.
As an integrative trained psychotherapist I seek to put the individual client first and foremost, whilst also being able to draw on a number of different approaches, including psychodynamic, humanistic, existential, relational, and embodied psychotherapy. I use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) whenever it is appropriate.
I work with individuals, aged over 18, and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I have worked with a broad range of issues, most recently with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust offering brief psychodynamic therapy. I have also worked with Kingston Women's Centre, for three years, offering long term integrative psychotherapy, and The Mulberry Centre offering individual counselling to patients, their carers, and those bereaved through cancer. I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist trained to work with anxiety disorders.
Counselling and psychotherapy can provide a safe, confidential, supportive space for you to bring any problems you are having and explore difficult thoughts and feelings. You might seek counselling and psychotherapy because you are struggling to cope, feeling dissatisfied with your life, having problems with relationships, trying to process a loss or a change, struggling to find the passion and joy in your life, or finding it difficult to make a big decision. You might want to make sense of things that have happened in the past, think about your future, feel calm and centred or just get some extra support to help you through a tough time.
I also work with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship. Couples counselling can provide a secure and structured way to gain new perspectives about each other and the way you relate in a caring and supportive environment, enabling you both to find healthier ways of communicating and being together.
I am a recognised AVIVA and AXA PPP Healthcare practitioner registered with the Healthcode Private Practice Register. I have professional indemnity insurance and am registered with ICO.
Areas of counselling specialism
I have helped clients who have experienced difficulties with :
- Anger problems
- Attachment issues
- ADHD and Autism
- Complex grief
- Depression (feeling overwhelmed, low in energy, hopeless)
- Domestic violence
- Emotional issues
- High sensitivity
- Infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy complications, perinatal and infant loss
- Isolation (loneliness, support issues within relationships)
- Low self-esteem (confidence, self-image)
- Loss (bereavement, separation, aging, illness)
- Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical, mental and sexual abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship and couple Issues (intimate relationships, family relationships, parenting)
- Stress (including work, parenting or caring-related)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Traumatic experiences (childhood, adult)
My practice is based in south west London and within easy reach of Ham, Petersham, Richmond, Kew, North Sheen, Mortlake, Twickenham and Kingston upon Thames.