Emma S

- EMDR Therapist (Adults)


Emma is an EMDR Therapist who works with adults.

I am a senior mental health nurse and EMDR therapist working towards accreditation. I have been qualified in nursing for almost 20 years completing my nursing diploma in 2002 and have worked in many areas of mental health including community psychiatric nursing, inpatient wards, day hospitals, crisis teams and psychiatric liaison teams. I then went on to complete my degree in mental health nursing 4 years later.  I have clinically lead and supervised various teams and always strive to deliver a gold standard service for all.  

During the last few years I have worked in general practice and really love it. I get to meet many people and for many they have some trauma to their story, often not even realising it!  What I love about general practice is the diversity.  My strengths lie in formulation which is a process for really identifying the triggers and contributory factors that lead to mental health difficulties.  Making sense of somebody’s journey is so important in order for them to get the right help.   I love my job and have always had a special interest in trauma. 

I trained and qualified to be an EMDR practitioner in 2018 and have been delivering EMDR to patients in general practice with amazing results for them.  Some would say it has given them a second chance at life.

I have worked with complex grief, childhood trauma, anxiety and depression, chronic pain, persistent physical problems and suicidal ideation. I have studied at various levels with other approaches including counselling, CBT, NLP and hypnotherapy which aids me in delivering an eclectic approach which for a lot of people is what is needed. I have always had a great rapport with my patients and believe the relationship between client and therapist is crucial in making any therapy work.


Qualifications & Experience



Professional Qualifications

Nursing diploma - Northumbria University

B.A. (Hons) Mental Health Nursing - Northumbria University


Further Training

EMDR - EMDR UK - Alexander Richman - 2018

Introduction to Hypnosis - British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis - 2018

Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) - Communicating Excellence - Nigel Hetherington - 2014

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy degree module - Northumbria University - 2006

Solution focussed therapy degree module - Northumbria University - 2006

AEB Certificate in Counselling Theory - Counselling School of Counselling and Therapy - 1997

AEB Certificate in Counselling Skills - Counselling School of Counselling and Therapy - 1997