About me - Emma Swales counsellor and psychotherapist in Ilkley West Yorkshire

Emma Swales


I am an experienced, fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, working with both individuals and couples. I help my clients achieve their goals by helping them to understand and resolve their difficulties and move on. I provide a genuine, supportive, professional relationship that provides a safe, confidential space to talk things through. I provide both short and long term work. The model I use is Transactional Analysis (TA), which is a humanistic model of psychotherapy. There are some fundamental values at the core of TA:

People are OK.
People can think.
People make decisions, and these decisions can be changed.

The fundamental principles that support this philosophical stance are the contractual method, and open communication.

The contractual method just means we agree together what we work on, this gives us a joint responsibility for the work. Open communication means avoiding using jargon and ensuring that you are aware of all aspects of the process of psychotherapy.

I have an MA in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (distinction) and I am Certified Transactional Analyst. I am registered with the UKCP. I have a PG Diploma in Supervision.

I am also a member of UKATA. Membership and registration with these regulatory bodies means that I am trained to a highstandard, and subscribe to codes of ethics and good practice.

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