We believe that emotional wellbeing is the key to a contented, fulfilling, life.
Our aim is to bring our clients to a wholeness of mind, body and spirit.
The concept of Emotional Therapy was devised over 20 years ago by Therapist Alice Crichton, and Psychologist Sheila Ward who as a result of her training and client work felt there was a more effective approach to those experiencing emotional difficulty. Incorporating aspects of the work of therapists such as Carl Jung, Carl Rogers, Gerard Egan, and more recently, John Bradshaw and Penny Parks, the founders developed an integrative counselling modality which became established as the Foundation for Emotional Therapy and the Foundation was registered as a charity in 1993 which means it has to satisfy the Charity Commission as to its aims, integrity and the proper use of its resources. The Foundation is managed by a Management Council and overseen by a board of Trustees whose details appear on the Who's who page of this site. Recently it was felt that our name did not adequately describe the Foundation’s individual counselling model and so the decision was taken to change its name to The Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling which also explains why our counsellors are often still referred to as therapists.
The Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling holds the belief that emotional wellbeing is the key to a contented, fulfilling life.
The mission of the Foundation is to provide trained counsellors so that those who are in need of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling have access to this type of talking therapy, which aims to bring a person to a wholeness of mind, body and spirit.
We aim to achieve this mission by ensuring that our training is of the highest standard and by providing ongoing continual professional development opportunities for our therapists and for other professionals, as well as supervision for our counsellors, who adhere to a strict Code of Conduct and Ethics.