Emily Hooper, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPS


I started my training in counselling in 1992 before gaining a BSc (Honours) in Psychology. I undertook a Masters in Health Psychology before completing further qualifications to specialise in Counselling Psychology.

Accreditations and Professional Memberships

I am a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist and an Associate Fellow of the BPS. In addition, I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which is the government’s regulatory body for health, psychological and social work professionals. I have specialised in trauma and, as such, I am a member of the UK Trauma Society and EMDR Association UK. I am also a member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH), as I have an interest in using hypnosis to enhance psychological therapies.


I have a wealth of experience of working with a range of psychological issues, which I have gained from working within the NHS, charitable and private sectors. I established Riverside Psychology Service in 2008 to provide an empathic, professional and flexible service for those who wish to seek professional support to overcome their emotional difficulties. I provide individual therapy for private clients as well for those referred through insurance companies, rehabilitation companies and employee assistant programmes (EAPs).

As a Chartered Psychologist I abide by British Psychological Society’s (BPS) code of ethics. You can be assured of a professional and confidential service.

Additional Qualifications

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – Level I & II
  • Attachment Focused EMDR
  • Advanced Memory Reconsolidation – Flash Technique and EMDR
  • Certificate in Psychotraumatology.
  • Dissociation
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACTP. AAC)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Brief Effective Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Foundation in Hypnotherapy
  • NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy
  • City & Guilds Level 4 Teaching in Further Education