Emma Goulding

DHP, MAPHP, LNRPC, PGDip, MBACP, BSc PSYCHOLOGY FIRST CLASS HONS (BPS)

In person | Online

Fees and Availability

From £60 a Session

Talking with a trained Therapist about your experiences can be useful. 

It is your choice to what extent you would like to talk and what approach feels right to you .

​I offer 50-minute sessions Face to face & Online for £60. 

A FREE 30-minute telephone call, an introduction so that you can consider whether you would like to pursue therapy with me & provides time to look at how we might work together.

Initial Consultations

  • I offer a free discovery call

Spoken Languages

  • English

Location

Types of client:

Young People Older Adults Adults
Hello - Well done for being open to EMBRACING THERAPY and CHANGE - it takes courage. I am a Qualified Therapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and hold a First Class Psychology Degree, experienced in seeing Adults in Reading, Berkshire.

About me

It is important that you know who I am, so that you can consider building trust to talk with me. Therapy is a process which requires sharing your internal world and can take courage. So, it is important to feel safe. 

What to Expect

When we work together, I am dedicated to getting to know you and your unique life experiences. To gain in-depth insight so we can tailor therapy that is right for YOU.

Together we can UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR PAST HAS SHAPED YOU and use that to EMBRACE NEW WAYS OF BEING. It is quite the journey!

Often very moving, profound and empowering. I have a style which offers both a warm and inquisitive approach to help you RECONNECT with your AUTHENTIC SELF and a range of techniques which can utilise more immediate growth. 

NOW IS THE TIME.

​There are many reasons that bring people to therapy and various things can be unclear at the start.

That's OK - we often expand the depth of our understanding about ourselves and change through therapy. ​

Therapy can help us to gain insight into parts of ourselves which we may not have conscious awareness of. Working with both the conscious mind through Counselling and the unconscious parts of the mind through Hypnotherapy for positive change.         

We can often begin to HEAL from our past experiences, as well as ENGAGE A DESIRE TO PUSH FORWARD toward personal growth and expression.

I am motivated to help you connect with your AUTHENTIC SELF and path to SELF ACTUALISATION. ​

 

WHAT IS COUNSELLING AND HYPNOTHERAPY?

I integrate various forms of therapy to explore a persons conscious and unconscious mind.  All sorts of things happen through our lives and our brain can "hook in" our reaction to these at an unconscious level. Especially as children, especially if traumatic or perceived to be. The brain has a powerful response to protect ourselves yet this can often become unhelpful later in life as we develop anxieties and ingrained unhelpful  thoughts and beliefs.  

Counselling involves engaging consciously as a talking therapy with a trained therapist listening to you and helping you to deal with emotional issues, to connect more fully to your authentic self, your needs and move toward personal growth. The therapist and client can notice what may be happening at an unconscious level and work on bringing any stored emotions "up and out" into conscious awareness. Helping to alleviate any stored impact and gain more conscious control of your thoughts and life.

Hypnotherapy involves relaxing the nervous system and brain and then delivering therapeutic techniques. So that the top down attempt to filter information is bypassed – this is effective to move past ingrained patterns of thinking. Allowing a person an opportunity to be guided to think about something in a different way, to experience something more positively and with more ease. Hypnotherapy therefore allows for much faster, much more effortless and profound change. Rather than your conscious mind constantly looking down the well of what “comes up” from your subconscious mind and arguing with it to stop and to change…. There’s no need for so much work – once you access your subconscious and free it directly – you will feel freer. 

So EMBRACE the PROCESS and CHANGE NOW - it's exciting! 

Practically therapy means seeing a Therapist weekly or at regular slots either for short term or open-ended work, for as long as you would like. You can choose for us to work together with Counselling OR Hypnotherapy OR both.

This can be assessed and reviewed between client and therapist - it is your CHOICE. ​

I can help with:

Weight loss
Trauma
Stress
Sports performance
Sexual dysfunction
Self esteem
Relationships
Quit smoking
Public speaking
PTSD
Procrastination
Phobias
Panic
Pain management
Obsessions
Needle phobia
Low self confidence
Libido
Jealousy
Insomnia
IBS
Hoarding
Grief
Fertility
Fears
Fear Of Heights
Exam stress
Eating problems
Driving anxiety
Drinking
Depression
Confidence
Compulsions
Claustrophobia
Chronic Fatigue
Body Dysmorphia
Blushing
Anxiety
Anger

Other Therapies:

Warriors Settlers and Nomads, Transactional Analysis (TA), Time Line Therapy (TLT), Regression Therapy, Past Life Regression (PLR), Parts Therapy, Inner Child Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Other Areas

Counselling and Hypnotherapy Techniques Offered

Psychodynamic Counselling – Exploring how current feelings and behaviour are shaped by your past experiences and your unconscious mind.

​Person-centred Counselling – Offering a humanistic approach of empathy, respect and genuineness to facilitate growth and self-actualization in the present moment.

​Hypnoanalysis – A Specialised Therapeutic approach that looks to Identify and Resolve the ROOT CAUSE of a particular problem. 

  • ​Regression to Cause – Regressing through past events to the Initially Sensitizing Event

  • Free Association – Regressing freely through events to reach secondary and initial sensitizing events – Allowing the subconscious mind to go where is needed for HEALING.

Therapeutic and Hypnotherapeutic Techniques – 

  • Ego Strengthening

  • Re-framing view of Self/ Connection to Inner Child with Compassion

  • Control room – Changing internal feelings related to control

  • Fast Phobia Cure – Dissociating from Negative Associations and Re-associating with Positive Emotions

  • Supporting Self-Hypnosis of Worries Floating Away

  • Anchoring previously Negatively Associated Events with New Desired Emotions

  • Emotional Freedom Therapy – Tapping on Acupressure Points during Emotional Processing of Negative experiences

  • Anchoring for change in perception – i.e. From Anxiety to a Desired Emotional Response, Food, Body Image, Confidence and precision in Sports etc.

  • Mirror Work for Body Image/ weight

  • Stopping smoking / vaping

  • Pain – Exploring the manifestation of pain with the subconscious mind

  • Parts Therapy for Inner Conflicts

  • Gestalt Chairs for Inner Conflicts

  • Gestalt Chairs for Relationship Difficulties

  • Past Life Regression

  • Personalised Scripts – Uniquely Tailored Hypnosis Scripts for you to promote freedom at a subconscious level.

Other modalities such as Mindfulness, Psycho-education, Art & Play Therapy and CBT can be incorporated. 

As well as Alpha Stim – a device used world wide to effectively reduce anxiety, depression and insomnia, by modulating brain activity and stimulating cranial nerves including the Vagus Nerve.

 

THE WAY I WORK

I am mindful of providing an environment that can help you to feel safe to speak with me.            

I am passionate about working with others towards enhancing mental health, resilience, understanding, improving relationships and well-being as a whole. 

For me this is more than a “job”. It really matters! 

I offer effective Counselling and Hypnotherapy skills, while being consistent in conveying my genuine self in our time together. 

I offer warmth and complete respect in consideration of your experiences.    

I am a Reading based, qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist.

I am trained in integrating Person-Centred and Psychodynamic counselling styles.

This means I tailor my skills to you as a unique individual. I can work in a very present way, together we can notice your ways of being and help to process your thoughts and feelings. 

I can also support you to gain greater conscious awareness of patterns in your life that may be influencing the way you relate to yourself and others. As well as exploring unconscious thoughts and beliefs which may be impacting you. I can facilitate healing from the past and a reconnection to your true, authentic self and offer support in creating a positive new outlook.

I believe that YOU ARE THE EXPERT IN YOUR LIFE. 

I bring my insight and skills and meet you with your experience when we work together.

 

Issues I work with

  • Anxiety/ Worry

  • Inner Conflict

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Family Breakdown

  • Self Esteem

  • OCD

  • Depression

  • Phobias

  • Trauma

  • Abuse – domestic, physical, sexual, emotional, racial, by family/friends, narcissistic abuse

  • Toxic or Dysfunctional Familial Relationships

  • Sexual Health, Pregnancy, Abortion

  • Transitions or Identity, sexuality or other

  • Self-Harm

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Dissociation

  • Difficulty remembering the Past

  • Weight / Body Image

  • Stopping smoking

  • Pain Management

  • Loss

  • Stress

  • Stress with school, work

  • Loneliness

  • Experiences with Autism / ADHD

Training, Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy Practise – The Royal Berkshire College of Clinical Hypnosis

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Emotional Freedom Therapy

  • Certificate of Proficiency – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body – (Integrative of Person-Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling)

  • Level 3 in Counselling Studies – Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

  • First Class BSc Hons Degree in Psychology (Accredited by The British Psychological Society

Experience:

  • Successful Private Practise

  • Arc Counselling Agency, Wokingham – Counselling Adults & 11-18 Year Olds

  • Trust House, Reading for Victims of Sexual Abuse – Counselling Adults & 11-18 Year Olds

  • Senior Support Worker for Optalis, Wokingham 

  • Psychology Support for Compass Opportunities, Reading Community Mental Health Team 

Record checks and disclosures:

I have been DBS checked and cleared