Welcome to Emilia Yau

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Empowering Change​​

A Fresh Perspective

Welcome, and Thank You for Visiting my Website

I do not have availability at present and will update when this changes. If you wish to get in touch to be put on my waiting list please feel free to do so.

As a qualified and BACP accredited psychodynamic therapist, I offer individual counselling and psychotherapy to adults as well as consulting to firms. Before training as an accredited BACP therapist I worked as a lawyer in the city and internationally.

Whilst there is no one set way with therapy, as one person may experience a similar set of circumstances in a different way, my approach is open, warm, and insightful, attuning to the individual and their particular needs and experiences.


There is substantial research to suggest that many mental health difficulties arise in childhood and that adult mental health challenges are developmental in nature.

I provide a space and an atmosphere of support and collaboration, to begin to explore your life, and past and present experiences. Together, we will dive deep into your thoughts, emotions, desires, and fears, including current struggles, past events, and childhood memories.

This self-examination and personal discovery process offers you valuable insight and a new perspective.

How therapy can help

Our sessions can benefit you with the knowledge to solve inner conflicts, work through repressed emotions, and find relief. During our sessions, I teach you practical coping strategies to face challenging situations, boosting your resilience and adaptability.

Increasing self-awareness

Identifying your patterns and getting to know yourself enables you to make new connections and spot patterns that originate in the past. This new self-awareness can help you notice how your experiences might have shaped and continue to affect you today.

Increasing self-esteem

Recognising this truth can drive you to shift unhelpful recurring behaviours, let go of old ones, and bring about change that feels lasting, whilst increasing your self-esteem.


What We Can Talk About

People come to me for help with a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling and psychotherapy:

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • ASC
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attachment issues
  • Bereavement
  • Grief and loss
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Bullying
  • Career challenges
  • Carer support
  • Cancer
  • Birth and child related issues
  • Divorce and separation
  • Discrimination and dislocation
  • Being an expat and culture shock
  • Health conditions causing emotional and psychological distress
  • High workloads and client demands
  • Identity crisis
  • Low self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Neurodiversity
  • Perfectionism and imposter syndrome
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Self–harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma

Reflective Practice Sessions for Lawyers and Consulting

Being an ex-city lawyer I have a specialist interest in offering work focused Reflective Practice sessions to legal professionals. I provide a safe, supportive and uniquely reflective space to look at how lawyers or your firm's talent can gain balance at work.

Understanding the underlying, deep-rooted reasons for stress or anxiety at work and gaining insight can enable lasting change so you or your team can feel more in control and balance.

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling and psychotherapy works. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.


To book an appointment, please call me on 07307 880349 or

email emiliayaucounselling@gmail.com.


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