About ME  

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A bit about me

Hi, I'm Emily Lake and I'm a qualified Psychotherapist and registered member (MBACP) of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, counselling, therapy - these terms can get confusing but they all describe what I do! 

I love working with people from all walks of life within my counselling practice; helping people to work through their past and current experiences and find a way forwards.

With my career to date spent working in professional sport, I also understand the unique challenges faced when being a part of this environment; whether that is as an athlete, support staff or being a family member. 


I work with current, injured and retired athletes, helping them to manage their wellbeing and prepare for a life beyond sport. I also spent some time talking to professional rugby players about their experiences of retiring due to a career ending injury as part of my previous Sport Psychology qualification.


I am also a Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant, offering bespoke packages to organisations, find out more about my work in this area here!  

In my downtime, I enjoy walking and spending time outdoors as part maintaining my own mental fitness and wellbeing. 


  • MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (current) - University of Central Lancashire 

  • PgDip Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling - University of Central Lancashire 


  • MSc Applied Sport Psychology - Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • BA (hons) Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity - Durham University 


As a qualified Psychotherapist and registered member of BACP, I align myself to their ethical principles of practice.


I regularly undertake personal and professional development and CPD training, to keep me my practice up to date and evidence based.


Recent training I have undertaken relates to: Acceptance and Commitment therapy, neuroscience, guilt, shame, anxiety, trauma, goal setting and connecting the body and mind. 

I believe in the power of collaborating, find out more about my consultancy work with organisations here.

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Values driven practice

All of my work, whether counselling or within my consultancy, is underpinned by the following values: 


Me being me and you being you in the work that we do together.

Ethically driven 
& Trustworthiness

My training and experience, underpinned by ethics, provides you with a credible and safe service.

& collaboration

There is no one 'right way' to do things, I'll be led by you and give my professional guidance along the way.

Compassionate care

I will offer non-judgemental and empathetic support to you.