My name is Amy Emmerson, a psychotherapist and counsellor

Life can really be shit sometimes, right?

If you are feeling stuck, confused or frozen and want things to change then getting therapy is a great idea. In therapy you can experience being truly listened to. In therapy, you’ll experience genuine listening—a refreshing change for many. It’s a safe space where you can explore your experiences, thoughts, and emotions openly and honestly.

Together, we'll work towards developing new insights, gaining deeper self-awareness, and achieving a greater sense of well-being. Along the way there may be tears, laughter, a bit of swearing and more.

I was inspired to train to be a therapist by my own experiences of having therapy, which supported me through difficult times. I can only describe my therapy as transformative. I am passionate about the importance of therapy and think most people would benefit from some.

Sometimes people believe they have to be at their absolute worst to get therapy or feel things could be worse so they don't think therapy is for them, but that is a myth. Therapy is a form of self care and no problem is too small.

The most important part of therapy is the unique relationship with your therapist, so it is wise to talk to a few therapists to get a feel for who is out there. You might not know what you are looking for, but when you speak with a therapist that gets it you will know.

I offer a free 30 min phone or google meet chat, with no obligation. Just a chance to see if we both want to work together.

The areas I can help you with are:

  • Stuckness
  • Anxiety
  • Shame and guilt
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Grief
  • Miscarriage
  • Trauma

I have a full DBS check, insurance and am registered with UKCP.

Why am I called cocoon?

I chose the name cocoon because I see the therapeutic relationship like a cocoon: a liminal, safe, holding space where you can transform and emerge. At one level, the cocoon is about feeling safe.

Therapy must be and feel safe. It’s also about transformation – the caterpillar within the cocoon, literally breaks apart, becoming a pulpy, mushy soup in order to be transformed.

My experience of therapy felt like a place where I could become a kind of mush in this protective and confidential relationship and rebuild my understanding of myself, others and the world.

This is what I offer my clients.

What does therapy look like?

Therapy isn't really like in the movies. You will not be lying down on a couch. It's a two way, active and creative process.

When there are times where words just don’t cut it, therapy can involve scribbling on flip charts, practising breathing techniques and using playdough, stones or buttons to express and understand. Sometimes it will be about being quiet and other times there might be laughter. It can be outdoors, indoors or even over the internet!

The most important part of therapy is the relationship between you and I. The security you feel and the confidence you have in yourself with your therapist, are the foundations that make personal growth and insight long lasting.

My years of experience have helped build resilience, openness and empathy towards people going through life’s challenges, no matter how big or small you may find them to be.

It can be a challenging journey, but if you are willing to journey, so am I.


Therapy sessions cost £55 for a 50 minute session.

I currently work from 267 Beverley Road, Hull and I offer outdoor walk and talk therapy in or near Hull, Cottingham and Beverley.

Working in Hull, Cottingham, Beverley and the East Riding Area