June 28th, 2019
Deciding to have therapy can feel like a big decision. People often feel they do not need to talk or cannot see how talking to ‘a stranger’ could help.
Engaging in a therapeutic process is a brave but often hugely beneficial decision. If you are in the process of divorce or separation - or trying to manage during a time of negotiations about your children - it can be extremely stressful, and your feelings may be overwhelming. At this point, it could be useful to engage with a therapist so that you have a confidential and safe environment to explore often challenging emotions and their resulting behaviours.
A therapist will not try to solve your problems. A therapist will help enable you to be curious as to why you feel the way you do and help you develop emotional growth and strategies to move you through a complex period in your life.
Therapy can help with many things, from feeling worried or depressed, if you have experienced trauma or abuse, to addictive behaviours as well as issues to do with obsessive thoughts or impulsive or destructive behaviour.
Often during divorce or separation, you may find yourself experiencing, or recovering from, a whole range of emotions or behaviours. Therapy can provide you with a separate space away from family and friends in which to gain insight and acceptance during a difficult time.
Ask your Hawkins Family Law solicitor about our counselling service. It may well provide you with the valuable space you need during a complicated time.
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
at Counselling Development
Emma Chamberlain is a respected and highly-qualified Counsellor / Psychotherapist based in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes. Emma is experienced with successfully working with clients experiencing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, emotional distress, low self-esteem, relationship problems, work-related problems, grief, bereavement and loss, fear, anger, trauma, self-harm, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, bullying, suicidal thoughts and those struggling with life’s transitional times.
Emma has a strong academic background including a BA (Hons) in Psychology and an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. Emma worked extensively as a Counsellor for MIND – the UK’s leading mental health charity. Emma is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and works to their ethical framework.
Emma works from a humanistic relational perspective following the Clarkson 5 Relationship Model. This offers a flexible relationship based approach to counselling / psychotherapy and can include CBT/ DBT and a range of other approaches. Emma’s current research interests include exploring how counsellors and clients work together when the client has Asperger Syndrome and she is experienced in working with adults on the Autistic Spectrum.
Hawkins Family Law fields 'a very professional team that delivers a high-class service and has strength-in-depth from senior to junior level'. Managing director and team head Jo Hawkins provides 'clear and accurate advice and moral support through often testing times for her clients; she focuses on deriving the best long-term outcome for her client and other parties'. The practice has particular strength financial matters, including divorce and ToLATA proceedings. Other key figures include Loraine Davenport, who has strong collaborative law expertise and handles complex children cases and high-net-worth ancillary relief matters; Annabel Hayward, who focuses on complex financial provision and co-habitation matters; and Stacey St Clair.
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What the team is known for
Boutique family law firm that punches above its weight in terms of high-value and complex matrimonial finance instructions relating to business assets, pensions and substantial property portfolios, including assisting with the handling of assets abroad. Also represents clients in the negotiation of wealth protection agreements and private law childcare arrangements. Fields a team trained in collaborative law and alternative dispute resolution.
An impressed client says: "The team's personal service and individual care is a great asset,"adding that the lawyers are "always available to assist and understand the occasional need for immediate advice and guidance, providing a very reassuring service."
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