Emma Flax

Psychotherapy & Counselling in Nether Edge, Sheffield

About me

I am an experienced UKCP accredited and registered Psychotherapist, qualified to work with Individuals, Couples and Groups. I have a Masters Degree, completed at the Gestalt Centre, London and awarded by the London Metropolitan University. My original core training (2009-2013) was at the Manchester Gestalt Centre (Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute).

I offer both short-term and long-term psychotherapy

Based in Nether Edge in Sheffield, S7, I offer both short-term and long-term psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples. I also offer group therapy, personal development groups and introductory group training.

I currently work in private practice. Previously I have also worked at Sheffield MIND, at Sheffield Women's Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (SWCTS) and at The Gestalt Centre, London.

I follow the UKCP professional and ethical guidelines and codes (PDF)

Professional memberships

  • UKCP: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (full clinical member)
  • UKAGP: United Kingdom Association of Gestalt Practitioners (full member)
  • GPTI: Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute (friend member)

Appointments & fees

  • Fees are usually £50 per session. I do hold a limited number of low cost / concessionary places for cases of financial hardship.
  • I work in a comfortable, homely and private office on Wostenholm Road, Nether Edge, S7.
  • I am an approved provider with the WPA Health Insurance scheme.

Therapy and Personal Development Groups

I also offer group therapy, personal development groups and group training, often with my colleague Faisal Mahmood.

Further information on the groups we run can be found at the Gestalt Groups website.

I am currently recruiting members for a Sheffield based weekly therapy group to be held on a weekday evening. Please do get in touch to register your interest.

About Gestalt Therapy

The word Gestalt does not have a literal translation in English, but can roughly be translated to mean 'a whole which is different to the sum of its parts'.

Gestalt therapy involves both support and challenge

It is an 'holistic' therapy where we pay attention to our thinking, our feelings/ sensations and our behaviour rather than valuing one of these more highly than the others. We also believe that we can only be understood as part of the environment in which we live, that 'no man is an island' and that we influence - and are influenced by - our surroundings all the time.

Within gestalt therapy, we pay attention to the relationship between client and therapist (between me and you) and this focus is seen as significant and integral to growth and healing.

Gestalt therapy involves both support and challenge. It requires commitment, courage and honesty from both therapist and client.

If you are interested in knowing more about how this form of therapy differs from others you may have heard of or tried, or if you are struggling to know which 'type' of therapy to choose, I'd be happy to chat with you about it.