As part and parcel of human existence, there are times in each of our lives when we need emotional support, and this can happen at any age. For example, when we experience a major change or loss, or when there is a dilemma to face or an ongoing situation to cope with, we can experience strong negative emotions that affect the way we view ourselves, our lives and the world in general.

It is fair to say that most of us do not take the time to really reflect on how we are feeling. Instead, in an attempt to carry on as normal, we aim to push the feelings down or aside, instead of airing and processing them. It is then that the negative feelings build up and force their way out in unhealthy ways, affecting us and the people closest to us.

The good news is that as human beings, we are designed to feel emotions so that we know when something is good or bad for us. When we are feeling good we know we are on the right track, and when we are feeling bad we know that something is not quite right and needs to change. So our emotions can be used as a guidance tool or gauge to tell us when it is necessary to make small or large adjustments in our lives. In this way, we can take back some control by seeking help and taking the necessary steps to make positive changes.

Talking to family or friends about what is bothering or worrying us can be helpful, but sometimes it is more beneficial to speak to a counsellor or psychotherapist, who is trained to help. This is true even if you don’t identify as having a mental health condition, because talking to someone objective about your worries can also help you cope with regular everyday stresses.

At Time to Heal we will provide you with a listening ear, empathy, freedom and a variety of therapeutic techniques to enable you to explore your worries. Within our safe and non-judgemental environment, you can learn to process negative or overwhelming feelings and see things from a new perspective. We will help you to develop your resilience and practice ways to deal with challenging emotions and situations that may arise in the future.


Emeline Hanson MA, BA(Hons), Ad. Dip. PC

Integrative Adult & Child Psychotherapist / Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Integrative Supervisor of Individuals and Groups
Founder and Director of Time to Heal Ltd

I am trained in using a variety of counselling approaches, including Person-centred, Psychodynamic, CBT, Object Relations, Attachment, Gestalt, Solution-focused and Transpersonal, to name a few. I have many years of experience working therapeutically with individual adults, couples, parents, children and young people in a variety of settings.
My therapeutic support over the past eight years has helped many individuals to overcome issues that had been having a negative impact on them, and to move forward in their lives.

“I am so grateful to Emeline for the support she gave me during a difficult time. I feel like she genuinely cared and understood what I was going through. She held me in mind even outside of our sessions and that meant a lot to me.”



“Counselling helped me to find the courage to stand up for myself and endure the challenges in my life that were holding me back. It totally turned my life around.”



“Through therapy with Emeline, my daughters and I learned to understand each other better, and as a result we are much closer than ever before.”



“Counselling taught me strategies to cope with my anxiety, and was a great outlet for my worries.”



“Emeline helped me to cope with the pain of the loss of my estranged daughter, and to find peace and patience in my situation. I highly recommend her services.”




For in-person sessions, you will be welcomed into a comfortable therapy room, where you can relax, ask any questions you need to, and speak freely and confidentially about whatever is bothering you, without fear of judgement.

At the Initial Session, whether online or in person, I will usually complete an assessment form with you, which gives me a little more detail about your circumstances and the relevant issues to discuss. Additionally, I use a unique questionnaire that will help to pinpoint which areas of your life are having a negative impact on your wellbeing and happiness.

At the Romford location, clients can have access to a range of art materials, a sandtray and symbols, among other resources, to aid therapeutic process and self expression. Alongside discussion, clients can also engage in interactive creative activities such as drawing, painting and clay-modelling.

  • Initial assessment sessions last for up to 60 minutes.
  • Face-to-face and telephone or Zoom counselling sessions last for 50 minutes each, and can take place on a weekly, fortnightly or ad hoc basis, to suit your needs.








Low-Cost Therapy Service


Clinical Supervision for Individuals


Clinical Supervision for Pairs or Groups of Up to Four People

A 5% discount off the Individual session price is available for block bookings of 6 sessions or more.

Payment must be made at least 2 days prior to the commencement of the session, to reserve the time and date you have requested and secure your booking.

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the commencement of the session, in order to receive a refund.


Compassionate and professional supervision with an optional creative element, to support newly qualified, as well as more experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, in your work with adults, children, adolescents, individuals and couples.



Romford, Essex, RM1
(In the town centre. Parking is available on the nearby roads.)

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2
(In the town centre.)


Voluntary / Paid Job Opportunity and Low-Cost Supervision for Trainee, Newly Qualified and Experienced Psychotherapists and Counsellors

  • Would you like to be involved in a scheme that helps you, directly through helping others?

  • Are you interested in receiving professional, low-cost supervision to guide and support you in your client work?


The journey to where you want to be, might be a short one, or it might be a long one. But every journey begins with a single step. So, if you want to begin to feel better, take that first step- get in touch and let us support and empower you on your road to personal happiness and fulfilment! Remember; it is your life and so it is within your power to decide how you want to experience it.