Emma Furr- Star Therapy Counselling and Psychotherapy for Richmond upon Thames & Twickenham

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About me

I have been interested in the healing process for many years and originally trained as a clinical reflexologist in 2001. For 15 years, I worked for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust London as a complementary therapist offering regular wellbeing events.

I have worked in a variety of settings offering counselling and psychotherapy for many different conditions. I have learned from every person I have been privileged to work with, and use this knowledge and experience to develop better understanding.

For the past few years I have been offering short and long-term therapy with The Mulberry Centre, Kingston Women's Centre and Kingston iCope, NHS Psychological Therapies Service. I have worked both as an Anxiety UK approved therapist trained to work with anxiety disorders, and a Specialist Mentor for university students for over three years.

Having a Master's degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy means I have the knowledge to draw on the many models of psychotherapy that have become popular in treatment today. 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 and relational. I use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) whenever it is appropriate and I have continued to update my knowledge ever since.

I take a holistic approach to fit with the unique, individual needs and experiences of each client. I am trauma-informed and my special interest and ongoing study is on the subject of the mind-body connection, considering how our minds and bodies converge in the healing of trauma, particularly through using the body as a resource in psychotherapy. I have been undertaking further training in Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy for the past two years.

Professional Qualifications


          • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (RQF)
            New College Swindon, 2023


          • Certificate in Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy
            The Institute of Embodied Psychotherapy, 2023


          • The Rewind Technique
            International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy, 2019


          • Working with Anger Problems
            British Psychological Society, 2019


          • Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy
            (COSRT) The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists approved, 2019


          • Working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
            British Psychological Society, 2018


          • Accredited Training Certificate
            The Foundation for Infant Loss, 2018


          • MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Merit)
            University of Roehampton, 2017


          • Therapeutic Counselling Level 2 & 3 Certificate
            Richmond Adult Community College, 2014


          • SDS Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,  Introductory BPS Approved Course
            British Psychological Society, 2013


          • BA (Honours) English with Sociology
            University of Wolverhampton, 1991


          I participate in regular continuing professional development and training to increase my skills and knowledge and have undertaken further CPD training in: working with fear; working with bereavement and complex grief; steering clients through new and developing traumas; harnessing the power of emotion in couples therapy; working with anxiety, guilt and shame; the impact of anxious attachment; working with addiction; body dysmorphic disorder; trauma and the body; child sexual abuse: hope for healing; Dissociation and DID: the fundamentals; structural dissociation; working at relational depth; goals in psychotherapy; disability equality; safeguarding adults from abuse; the fundamentals of working with couples; meeting partner’s needs; sex, arousal and ageing; dealing with affairs; communication and difference; couples in conflict, and the use of attachment theory when working with couples.

          I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (membership number: 773938) and adhere to the organisation’s Ethical and Professional Standards.

          All members of this professional body have undergone recognised and rigorous training, work to a strict code of practice and ethics and are fully insured.


          I am registered on The Private Practice Register and am a recognised AVIVA and AXA PPP healthcare professional.

Emma Furr MA MBACP (Accred) Counsellor, Providing Counselling & Psychotherapy in south west London including Surbiton, Thames Ditton, Hampton Court, Esher, Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington, Kew, North Sheen, Mortlake, Isleworth, St Margarets and Strawberry Hill.



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