BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Qualifications and Registrations
Qualifications: Bsc. Psych, PG Cert LIPsych, PG Dip CBT
Registrations: British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Age Groups: Adults age 18+ and Children age 12+
Specialisms/Interests: Military, Police/Prison Staff, Frontline, RTAs, Depression, Anxiety
Emma McDonald is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Emma has over 14 years experience supporting people in making positive changes in their lives.
Emma's core clinical training is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Following a period of working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with veterans
returning from war, Emma then went on to qualify in the delivery of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). In addition to being a Psychotherapist, Emma has supervisory experience,
which involves the mentorship of trainee practitioners.
Emma has a wide range of experience in various clinical settings, these settings include:
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working with children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties
- Talking Therapies Services, both in the voluntary and public sector (NHS), working with adults with depression, anxiety and trauma
- Inpatient unit for veterans returning from war with psychological injury. Working with veterans experiencing PTSD and additional difficulties, including depression and anxiety
In her own therapeutic practice, Emma places a real emphasis upon the therapeutic relationship as she recognises how important this is in creating a safe environment, where people can come and open up about the difficulties they are experiencing. Emma endeavours to actively listen to you, understand your experience and together work with you towards your goals.
In addition to her clinical work, Emma devotes her time to running The Psychotherapy Clinic, to ensure the people who come to the service receive the highest quality of care.