Being a Christian organization, the fundamental Christian values that support the services offered are seen as key to life and apply over the full range of life experiences. The mission of SEDA is to support people to grow personally and develop emotionally through the working together with them to discover a more fulfilled way of living and being. The values that are fundamental to my practice are that all human beings have equal value, regardless of age and stage, regardless of their past and/or present lifestyles, their culture and beliefs. Every person needs meaning and purpose in their life and has an existential need to experience acceptance and love. I am committed to treat all people with respect, to be ethical, transparent and trustworthy at all times
My values are biblical values and this is how they may be perceived by clients:-
Grace – because a subversive value, best described as - giving people more than they deserve (God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense).
Hope – not a guarantee of immunity from harm but a conviction that God is always present and in complete control
Faith – the means to real depth in relationships of all kinds
Love – means to love the lovely and the unlovely
Justice – for all (not ‘just-me’). A concept biased in favour of the disadvantaged
Joy – impossible to measure, but is an essential social value
Service – meaning is found in serving others and putting the needs of others before our own
Peace – not just the absence of conflict but the presence of hope
Hebrews 4:16 - Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help us in time of need.
These are the values of all SEDA Counselling employees and volunteers, I understand that and accept that some people’s faiths or beliefs may be different.
The letters of the name ‘SEDA’ reflect the underlying principle of the service I wish to deliver; SUPPORTING EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT and AWARENESS. I believe that it is through a supported environment such as counselling that self-discovery, self-awareness and eventually self-acceptance are possible; and that these qualities enable growth and emotional development of any person. SEDA are committed to supporting your growth and development.
Emma Williams MBACP accred. BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) Degree in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Warwick)
Certificate and Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
(University of West Scotland) on-going study
Diploma - Nutrition Specialist (Southampton)
Emma studied at Warwick University and is a fully qualified, BACP accredited
practitioner. SEDA Counselling & Psychotherapy was established in 2012 with a
view to providing a service focusing on the needs of the Warwickshire area and
With over 18 years' experience of dealing with and working through issues
relating to chaotic eating and eating disorders Emma has also studied Nutrition and Psychology of Behavioural Change at Southampton in 2009. Since that time Emma has worked as a Nutrition Advisor - mentoring individuals and families towards restructuring eating habits and coaching people through health related and lifestyle issues. Working previously within the adult education and management training industry for some years enabled her to gain a range of experience and knowledge relating to personal development, growth and the psychology underpinning positive behaviour change. As well as working in this field Emma has also worked in many areas of counselling and for various agencies including the N.H.S., West Mercia Police, and for charity organisations as a volunteer counsellor.
More recently Emma has been working on a project to introduce 'working therapeutically with horses' into the services that SEDA offers. Having grown up with horses, riding since the age of 3 yrs, and having owned many horses in her lifetime, Emma understands through personal experience the significant impact these big hearted, sensitive animals can have on ones life; in healing trauma, and promoting emotional awareness and personal development.
Emma has trained as an Equine facilitated therapist and is committed to attend regular CPD and refresher training.