Ginkgo Psychotherapy

Promoting resilience, endurance and hope

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I offer both short and long-term counselling and therapy for adults in Aigburth (Liverpool) and surrounding areas, as well as online. I am passionate about people and their capacity for self-reflection and change. Therapy is for everyone, and its impact can be life-changing. Prior to working as a therapist, I worked as an oral historian and lecturer. It was that work that led me to recognise both the value of therapy and the absence of adequate mental health resources for students and staff working in higher education.

My main way of working is Transactional Anaylsis (TA). Eric Berne developed TA in the late 1950s. Berne believed that we all possess three ego-states: parent, adult and child. Practitioners of TA use the theory of ego states and other concepts and models (such as scripts and drivers for example) to analyse how individuals communicate with others.

As a psychotherapist, I am committed to exploring the ways that people have adapted to keep themselves safe and the messages that appear during our most challenging moments. Together, we will work to understand your history and challenge the unhelpful messages that might be holding you back. I am solution focused and deeply interested in the power of single session therapy, an approach developed and championed by Windy Dryden.

People often come to therapy because their coping mechanisms have been depleted and life feels like it is happening to them. Therapy will help you to rediscover your agency and equip you with the tools that you need to move forward with hope and resilience.

I have worked extensively with the LGBTQIA+ community and with a wide range of clients seeking to understand themselves and their behaviour more fully.

Training and professional memberships:

  • Diploma Award in Therapeutic Counselling (Transactional Analysis) from SMCP
  • CTA award (in progress)
  • Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

I receive regular clinical supervision and I am fully insured. I also have a current DBS certificate.

Issues I can help with

People come to me for help a wide range of issues including:


Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality and gender identity



Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction




My location

I work from The Chesters Centre for Wellbeing, a private office located in South Liverpool. My practice is easily accessible from Mossley Hill, Allerton, Speke, Garston, Wavertree, central Liverpool and Warrington.

In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer telephone counselling and online sessions for clients via Zoom.

Fees & availability

Counselling sessions for individuals last for 50 minutes. Therapy is best undertaken once a week and I charge £50 per session. I provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income or for students; contact me to enquire about availability. I see clients in the week and on weekends.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how therapy works, or to arrange a free initial 20 minute consultation. This enables us to discuss what has brought you to therapy and for you to ask any questions that you might have about how things work.