Do you have life goals and ambitions, but find yourself suffering and stuck?

What’s preventing you from following through?

Learning to follow through can be a double edge sword. The very thought of making a change in life naturally evokes uncertainty and discomfort, and when you decide to try and do the work it can feel overwhelming. Understandably, to avoid feeling that feeling we might suffer setbacks and give up. At the same time, like a theme park ride, it can also feel fun and exciting, especially when you have someone sitting right next to you in the roller-coaster car.

Emmet Colville | Psychologist

Welcoming the whole of you…practicing courage, connection & compassion

Emmet at U-Parallel works with clients to explore the barriers and to find solutions to help you move forward in your life. We can help you discover & appreciate your values and goals, and how to achieve them.

Areas Of Practice

Mental Health & Personal Growth | Relationships | Workplace & Career | Leisure

Committed to supporting people through change and difficulties, providing a service that is down to earth, wholehearted, caring, flexible, and confidential.

Because there’s a YOU in a parallel universe living a life full of meaning and vitality. 

How we ‘think’ about ourselves is typically at the heart of what is holding us back.

Steven C. Hayes


Often, we are at war with our thoughts and feelings, constantly resisting them and trying to get rid of difficult ones and have more pleasurable ones instead. This war is futile and while we’re caught up in that struggle, we put off doing what’s important, and life just passes us by.

Emmet at U-Parallel teaches people and organisations practical skills and useful tools for optimum mental, emotional and physical health using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).  ACT is about liberating your mind from barriers and helping you to live your values to achieve important life goals and dreams.

Emmet is a psychologist offering 1-2-1 therapy, coaching and workplace training. He helps private and organisational clients explore and appreciate their personal values and achieve their goals, while improving their general mental health. With a portfolio of clients across the U.K., Ireland, East Africa and the Middle-East, he gained his MSc in Organisational Psychology at City University London before going on to specialise in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). He launched U-Parallel with the goal of using ACT to help others achieve their life goals and ambitions with a bespoke, down to earth and caring approach. His own personal story and lived experiences is what drives him to work in the field of psychology and to help others overcome barriers and move toward the life they want to be living.

Emmet practices ACT on himself every day and this has helped to transform his mind and improve his own life.  He sees freedom as humanity’s most important and yet fragile value, and he works with clients to explore what freedom means to them, either personally or professionally.

How We Help

Minds are complex, they get in our way.
Context is everything.

ACT For Me

In depth 1-2-1 training designed to help you move away from the mind’s dug in complex and often unhelpful strategies that play a role in your suffering. Working together, we look at the context and workability of the mind that have led you to seek help, e.g., anxiety/stress and any life limiting thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours that are A) at the root of your setbacks & suffering, and B) holding you back from having the life they want and deserve. Techniques you’ll train in are designed to move you toward a life that’s more in line with who you really want to be and what you want to be doing with your time on this planet.

Details: 8 week program, 1hr session each week.  Day and time flexible to suit client needs. There’s a 70% discount available for people who are on a low income or not in work.

ACT At Work

If employees are your organisation’s most important stakeholder then it makes sense to provide your leaders, managers and team members with the right support to ensure they are successful in their roles.  Training in psychological flexibility techniques and approaches will enable your best asset to thrive, both in and out of work. Evidence shows that ACT training leads to improved psychological wellbeing and good mental health, with a further upshot being that your ROI is realised with a significant improvement on overall retention, absence/presenteeism, motivation, task-focus, behaviour and performance.

Details: Bespoke service designed with your organisation’s needs in mind and flexible to meet client needs. There’s a 50% discount for non-profit organisations

ACT Everyday

On a mission to reach as many people as possible and improve our community’s psychological health; U-Parallel with Emmet is determined to train the very basics of ACT’s six core techniques.  We’ve designed this training as a brief intervention for anyone who might benefit from this kind of help in calming emotional storms, as and when they arise in the moment everyday during times of stress or upset. By practicing these techniques, when situations arise in everyday life you can dip into this ACT toolkit to flex what you’ve learnt so that you don’t get derailed by problems outside of your control or swept away by emotional storms.

Details: 2 hr ACT basics introductory training video | £25 donation 50% of all proceeds will go to the charity Mind.

The ACT Way

Acceptance is receiving the gift of what you can learn from your mind by dropping the struggle and giving in to what is out of your control…commitment is taking a stand and doing what matters to improve your life.

An Evidence-Based Approach | Psychological Flexibility

ACT is one of the most widely used and researched acceptance and mindfulness-based psychological interventions with approx. 1000 studies under its belt over the last 35 years covering everything from stress and anxiety to performance and motivation.  ACT is recognised as a significant and effective intervention by official agency and country guidelines around the world, such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines here in the UK and the World Health Organisation guidelines. 

U-Parallel trains you ACT’s 6 scientifically proven behavioural ‘pivots’ of ‘psychological flexibility’.

| Psychological Flexibility |

The story of six life changing behavioural moves.

  1. See our thoughts, get distance from them & know we have a choice in what we do next.
  2. Notice what stories & rules we hold tightly to & gain perspective about who we are.
  3. Open up to and sit with the discomfort of feelings and emotions even if they’re painful.
  4. Be intentional with our attention to what’s present in the here and now, inside and out.
  5. Choose qualities that we intend to express when moving toward who and what matters.
  6. Cultivate behaviours and commit to actions to live those chosen qualities.

What’s will your U-Parallel story become?

In a nutshell ACT teaches you these skills to help you get distance from your thoughts and feelings, to acknowledge and allow them to be as they are, connect with the present moment, and helps you clarify who and what matters so you can engage in the world around you.

The foundation of freedom is the power to choose.

Edith Eger

Rather than wait for life to feel less difficult, discover/rediscover the power of choice in the pursuit of what’s important and meaningful, and start living the life that matters to you, today.  Together, we can get out of our heads and into our lives.

Ready to connect when you are…

Book your free call today and explore that YOU in a parallel universe.

Contact U-Parallel with Emmet today.

Tel: +4477 16444809