Emma Buck Counsellor and personal consultant adults and childrenEmma Buck:

Integrative Counsellor & Personal Consultant (BACP)

I’m Emma Buck, an integrative counsellor, psychotherapist and coach (personal consultant) working with adults at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, London E8. I also teach counselling at the University of East London.

I offer either short or long-term weekly counselling to suit your needs and goals.

People seek counselling, coaching or other therapies for many different reasons – from a general feeling of being lost or stuck to dealing with a trauma or crisis, past or present. You may be facing difficult decisions or feeling at one of life’s crossroads.

Whatever brings you to counselling we will explore it together to help you to find meaning and a way forward.

I work in a person-centred, collaborative way, and have experience of working with a diverse range of clients on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, bereavement, illness, identity and life transitions.

I believe human beings have an enormous capacity for change, personal growth and the development of deeper insight and awareness given the right conditions. I aim to offer a safe and supportive, accepting, non-judgemental and confidential space from which together we may be able to help you find some clarity and direction.

I was trained in a therapeutic model called Personal Consultancy which enables the integration of techniques from a range of different counselling, psychotherapy and coaching approaches to best suit the client. It allows for looking to the past for answers as well as identifying ways to move successfully onwards, while addressing unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour. Some clients may prefer a more forward- looking approach – more aligned with coaching; while others may need to look to their past to understand origins of unhelpful patterns, or ‘rules’ for living. Awareness is the start of change.

If this way of working sounds like something that might interest you, please contact me for a free 30-minute initial consultation, with no commitment. This is an opportunity for me to hear a bit about why you are looking for counselling at this time, and for you to ask me any questions about my practice. Research shows the quality of the relationship between counsellor and client is the most important factor in determining a good outcome from therapy, so it is important to find the right therapist for you.

If we decide to work together we will discuss your therapeutic goals and review regularly to make sure you are getting what you need from your sessions.


Qualifications & experience:

  • I hold a masters degree (MSc, distinction) and a postgraduate diploma (PGDip, distinction) in Integrative Counselling and Coaching from the University of East London.
  • I am a lecturer on the MSc/PGDip Integrative Counselling & Coaching course at the University of East London.
  • I have previously worked with adults in charities in east London, and children in primary schools in Essex.
  • I am committed to my continuing professional development and regularly attend training workshops, conferences and other events.


Fees & availability:

  • Weekly counselling sessions: £70 for 50 minutes.
  • One-off single session counselling/coaching: £130 for for 90 minutes.
  • I currently have spaces for in-person sessions on a Tuesday and Wednesday at HQ Therapy Rooms, Haggerston.


Supervision & regulation:

  • I am a registered member of the (professional body) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP registration number 379725) and abide by its code of ethics which you can read HERE.
  • I meet regularly with an experienced clinical supervisor to discuss my casework on an anonymous basis.
  • I am fully insured and DBS checked.

Please contact me on [email protected], or see my website for more information emmabuckcounsellor.wordpress.com


***If you are in need of more information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Emma Buck – Working Hours

Monday N/A Thursday N/A
Tuesday 08:00 – 17:00 Friday N/A
Wednesday 08:00 – 14:00 Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

Emma Buck, integrative counsellor and personal consultant, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Website: emmabuckcounsellor.wordpress.com

Clients Emma Buck Works With

Client Issues Emma Deals With

Therapy Modalities Emma uses With Clients

Training and Qualifications

Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Coaching, University of East London; Postgraduate diploma in Integrative Counselling and Coaching, UEL; Certificate in Counselling Children using the Arts, Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education.

Previous Therapeutic Experience

Primary schools, voluntary sector and charities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.