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.

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 am an Anxiety UK approved therapist trained to work with anxiety disorders, and also provide individual specialist support for university students.

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 and I have continued to update my knowledge ever since.

I take a holistic approach to fit with unique, individual needs and experiences of each client. 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 am currently undertaking further training in Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy.

Professional Qualifications

        • 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 hold a current enhanced DBS .

        I am 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 Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington, Kew, North Sheen, Mortlake, Isleworth, St Margarets and Strawberry Hill.

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