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Welcome, and thank you for visiting The Lighthouse Counselling


I am Emily Arlidge the owner of The Lighthouse Counselling. My first experience of counselling was in my early teens, and I have seen different types of therapists over the years which is what developed my interest in becoming a counsellor myself. Having experienced physical and mental pain and different types of from quite a young age, I understand and have seen the link between the mind and body for myself.

My role as a counsellor is to help work with you, to look at your life from a fresh viewpoint. This is how counselling would be different to talking with a friend, I am essentially a stranger with no background on you. In lighthouse terms, I shine a light into your life.

I have been told I am warm in my approach and I do not judge you. We would work together, I will not provide advice but will help to empower you to make any changes you want to in your life.

I am person-centred in how I work and therefore what you wish to bring to the session, however you wish to make use of our time together, is your choice.

I am a counsellor based near Thame in Oxfordshire. I can see clients face to face in Chinnor and Thame, Oxfordshire or online. The ability to work online means I can offer therapy to adults across the UK, in places such as Manchester, York and Cheltenham or more locally in Thame, Oxford, Chinnor and Aylesbury for example.

Emily Arlidge, owner of The Lighthouse Counselling

Buckinghamshire College Group – High Wycombe September 2019 – July 2021

ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-centred) (Qualified 20/01/2022)

Amersham and Wycombe College – Amersham (Now part of Buckinghamshire College Group) November 2017 - June 2018

ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person-centred focused) (Certificate dated 20/11/2018)

Synerie Counselling – Hillingdon September 2016 - July 2017

Level 2 Counselling Skills (Certificate dated 25/08/2017)

Continuing professional development

Treating Chronic Stress - MindBody Breakthrough online - Wale Oladipo

Essential strategies for healing body and mind as a result of trauma and adversity - Bessel Van Der Kolk

Effective Pain Management - Dr Grahame Brown

Back on Track: Key Concepts to long term conservative pain management - Michael Bragiel

Chronic Pain for Counsellors - Emma Thompson

Lorimer Moseley book read called Painful Yarns: Metaphors and Stories to help understand the biology of Pain

Read David Walton’s book Understand Pain: Take back control

Chronic non-cancer pain webinar – hosted by NHS England East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative. By Dr Roger Knaggs, Suzy Dion and Michelle Butler


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment, which will be via video call. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential.

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