Riverside Psychology Service

Emily Hooper CPsychol. CSci. AFBPsS

1 Sussex Farm Way, Sherborne, DT9 6SZ Directions

   Now closed Open Monday 09:00 - 16:00

Why Choose Us?

Confidential Service
Many Years Experience
Well Established

Business overview

A professional and confidential therapeutic service for a range of emotional problems provided by a highly qualified and experienced HCPC Registered and BPS Chartered Psychologist.

Suffering from anxiety? Low mood or depression? Stressed? Struggling as a result of a traumatic experience?

I am an experienced counselling psychologist offering an empathic, professional and confidential therapeutic service to assist with these and many other emotional and mental health conditions.

I believe it is essential to develop a good relationship where you, as the client, can feel the therapist is really listening to your experience. I tailor interventions to your needs by drawing on EMDR and CBT, including third wave CBT approaches – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness. I aim to help you work through difficult life experiences towards a more fulfilled future.

I aim to respond to enquiries promptly; I can offer flexibility in terms of appointment times, which can be scheduled weekly, fortnightly or as required. The length of therapy can also be adjusted, according to individual requirements.

Please feel free to contact me for a no obligation, confidential discussion about your specific situation.

I am a registered provider with many insurance companies including BUPA, AXA, Cigna and AVIVA. I also work for Employee Assistant Programmes (EAPs).

Riverside is situated within easy reach of Sherborne, Yeovil and Dorchester with free parking.


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I am an HCPC Registered Psychologist.
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Products & Services

cognitive behavioural therapy


emotional problem counselling




individual therapy

anxiety management

panic attacks treatment

post traumatic stress disorder treatment

self esteem counselling


stress management


overcoming fears

Depression/Low mood

Agoraphobia and other phobias

mental health





anxiety counselling

abuse counselling


trauma counselling

Health psychology

Solution focused therapy

Generalised anxiety disorder



  • Health Care Professional
  • Chartered Member of the BPS
  • Associate Fellow of the BPS
  • BPS Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor


  • British Psychological Society
  • Health & Care Professions Council


Positive counselling experience.

Emily has made me comfortable through out my all sessions. I've learned different tools to help me work through my difficulties and emotions. I felt like that I was talking to someone who really understood my problems and cares me..

Thank you 🙏 Emily for all your support and care...
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Exemplary Psychological Service

Emily is a terrific person and exemplary professional, being able to quickly identify the cause of my underlying issues. With her guidance, I was able to regain perspective on how my brain was interpreting situations, and discover a framework that could assist me in dealing with them. She also made me realise what things in my life were truly important to me, and allowed me to build a coping strategy for the future. Her support throughout the process was fantastic.
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Life changing

I have seen 3 therapists over the last 5 years and Emily was the one who I considered made a breakthrough in my anxiety management. Emily is so easy to talk to and adapts her techniques to best compliment your own style of learning. I have a new understanding of myself and have learnt how to identify, prevent and address behaviour that has led to many years of stress and anxiety. I cannot praise Emily highly enough and thank her so much for giving me back some peace in my life. If you've almost given up hope on therapy then please give Emily a try. I did and it has been life changing for me. Lee Emberson.
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Professional, Supportive, Flexible, Personable and a great listener. Highly recommended.

As a British Man I've often felt that I control my own decisions, emotions and outcomes, and I'm not alone Therapy, talking through your thoughts, your emotions, is not what we do. How wrong can one be? Being able to see someone who is outside my immediate circle of friends and family, and talk about things that I didn't even know I wanted or needed to talk about, has been amazingly cathartic and enabled me to piece together the jigsaw of thoughts in my head and view the whole picture from a distance making everything clear. Seeing someone who doesn't seek to solutionise but helps clear the debris of thought and emotion, so the path ahead is more visible is extremely worthwhile and has supported my mental and physical wellbeing in ways I could not imagine before.

Moreover, it has left me with a strong desire to pursue this path again, should I require mental support as so often being strong for others leaves us weakened for ourselves. Thank you so much for your support.
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Emily helped me heal my soul

Emily has been absolutely fantastic! She helped with issues from my childhood and stuff that has been buried deep inside, she offered guidance on how to create my own coping strategies and how to find my triggers.
Her approach was always very kind, helpful and understanding. And most importantly non-judgemental. I have never felt so comfortable talking about difficult topics in my life. The atmosphere she creates is a unique way of healing your soul itself.
Thank you, Emily!
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