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
Ethics & TRAINING
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.
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.
My training and experience, underpinned by ethics, provides you with a credible and safe service.
There is no one 'right way' to do things, I'll be led by you and give my professional guidance along the way.
I will offer non-judgemental and empathetic support to you.