Person-centred Counsellor: Emma Duncan

Emma DuncanI’ve always been one of those people that others just talk to. I have heard the life story of people at bus stops and on planes, in the line at the bank – all sorts. Maybe I just have one of those faces, or maybe people need someone to talk to who they are never going to see again, or who isn’t part of their life. That’s the beauty of counselling. It is a safe and non-judgmental space where you can share your story, make sense of the pain, say things you might not feel able to say elsewhere.

I work from a person-centred perspective – believing that each of us know ourselves better than anyone else and can find the resources in ourselves to shape our lives for the better. I also use psychodynamic principles, looking to the past for patterns and truths that we may have absorbed, to try and help clients make sense of their story in a new light.

About me

I am originally from Northern Ireland, but have lived in Bristol since I was 19, moving over as a student. I fell in love with the vibrant community feel of the city, and the eclectic population! I consider myself to be a spiritual being as well as physical and emotional and count all of these aspects as important parts of my self.

I have an MSc in Counselling from the University of Bristol. I am also a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their ethical standards and practices.


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