Emma Cameron M.A., Integrative Psychotherapist & Art Therapist
My work is about helping thoughtful, creative, sensitive, soul-centred people figure out how to feel less anxious, more grounded, and more creatively themselves. If we were to work together, my hope would be that over time you may begin to feel more whole, be more fully yourself in relationships, and able to feel your emotions without getting too overwhelmed or controlled by them.
Like you, I don’t have it all figured out either. Life still throws me curveballs sometimes, because that’s how life is. I will always be a ‘work-in-progress’. And yes, I do have my own therapist! That’s because I practise what I preach, and one of my big ‘preaches’ is that good therapy can be amazing, and life-changing, and wonderful, and challenging, and ideally should be for all of us, no matter how ‘sorted’ (or messy) we may feel ourselves to be.
I’m based near Colchester, Essex. I work online with clients from around the UK.
Do you wish you could feel more accepting of yourself, and more in touch with who you really are? Do you struggle with an “inner critic” that keeps putting you down and telling you you’re no good? Do you feel worried, overwhelmed, stressed and anxious a lot of the time? Do you want to get better at being your own best friend?
That’s what my work as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist is all about. Helping you – a sensitive, thoughtful person who’s become somewhat lost along the way – to connect a bit better to your deepest creative self. To develop self-compassion and be more accepting of yourself. To feel calmer and more creative. And to process painful experiences, make a bit more sense of your life, and feel more wholly yourself.
I have expertise in working with people who identify as Highly Sensitive (HSP) as defined by Elaine Aron’s work (click here to find an online test to see if you may be an HSP). I also specialise in treating the effects of CEN (Childhood Emotional Neglect).
I’m proud to say that over the years I’ve spent a lot of time in the ‘client chair’ in therapy myself, working long-term in depth with a couple of amazing therapists — and quite honestly I think that this is equally as important as any trainings I’ve had and books I’ve read. I’ve even written a couple of blog posts about my own experience in therapy; you’ll find links below.
And what about certificates and all that stuff? Okay, here’s the list: MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Distinction); Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Distinction); Advanced Diploma Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts; Diploma in Online Therapy (Distinction); Diploma in Supervision.
I am a Level 3 AEDP therapist (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) , and I integrate this powerful modality in my work with clients. I’m currently continuing my AEDP training towards eventually becoming a fully certified AEDP therapist.
I am involved with training new therapists on the Postgraduate Diploma and M.A. Integrative Arts Psychotherapy at the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE) in London. I am also part of the BSc teaching team at Matrix College, Norfolk, training psychotherapeutic counsellors.
I had the honour of being invited onto the Women in Depth podcast, episode 92, where host Dr Lourdes Viado and I enjoyed a full, rich conversation about how we can all reconnect to our creativity.
At the end of the interview, I shared a guided visualisation. If you’d like to read it, you’ll find it here: https://emmacameron.com/womenindepth/
You may also like to listen to my interview on episode 261 of The Trauma Therapist Podcast, first published in December 2017. You can find it here:
My First Therapy Session – My own experience as a young 20-something, going tentatively to see a therapist for the very first time, and not really knowing what to expect.
Therapy Works. Here’s How I Know – In which I explore some of the ways that I feel therapy has benefited me personally.
Get in Touch
If you’d like me to arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your situation and what you are looking for, email me today at espcameron[at]protonmail.com. I look forward to connecting with you. Note: if we decide to work together ongoingly, my fee is £90 per 50-minute session.