Rosy Wharton MSc PGDip BSc MBACP
01798 368973 / 07973 505184
If you're thinking about counselling then you're already considering change might be good. Choosing a counsellor isn't easy with ever increasing choice. If your criteria includes plenty of experience, respected qualifications, professionalism and someone passionate about and committed to what they do then I might be the counsellor for you. Please view the rest of my profile for more information.
Counselling can help you explore difficulties in a confidential and safe space. This exploration can lead to gaining new insights, acceptance and resolve of past issues and recognition of choices that could be made for a better future.
I believe that everyone deserves to feel self assured and content. What I seek to do is to provide you with a respectful, professional and safe place to explore whatever difficulties it is that you're experiencing. I pride myself in practicing in a non-judgemental, non-discriminatory and empowering manner and believe that everyone is full of potential and has the ability to fulfil that potential.
I have been working with clients on a one-to-one basis for eleven years and have experience of a wide range of presenting issues to include: Abuse (Emotional, Physical, Sexual, Financial), Addictions (Alcohol Misuse, Drug Misuse, Gambling, Sex addiction), Anger Management, Anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), Bereavement, Bullying, Complex Trauma, Depression, Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Over-eating), Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder (Panic Attacks), Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Stress, Trauma and Work Related Issues.
I have experience working in the statutory and voluntary sectors. I currently work within the NHS specialising in Addiction and also now run my own private practice in Tillington.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy practicing under its code of ethics and conduct.
I offer one-to-one counselling which can be short term, solution focused or longer term psychotherapy depending on what you need. I originally trained in Person-Centred and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy completing a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and these approaches underpin my work. Over the years, however, I have completed numerous courses in specialised areas and my skills as a therapist have developed to integrate all of this learning. So - whilst I am a fully qualified and experienced Person-Centred and Cognitive-Behavioural therapist my practice adjusts to fit your individual needs.
Here are what some previous clients have to say:
"I value the time I spent with Rosy as one of the most helpful, constructive and healing periods of my adult life. Rosy offered a calm, reassuring, completely non-judgmental experience. She suggested a goal and guided me towards it by helping me to get to the exact root of my feelings, therefore to a better understanding of my motivation. She remembered everything relevant to me and at what stage we were at during each session without reference to notes; making me feel both secure and individually valued. She was easy to talk to, direct and uncritical in any way in her responses, again allowing me to feel a steady and enduring improvement in confidence and self-worth. I became, over the course of our time together, proud to be me.
I would recommend Rosy a thousand times over - I still feel the benefit from my experience with her and know that it has made countless beneficial improvements in my day to day life." C, West Sussex
"I contacted Rosy by email at a point of crisis, when I realised that the personal anxieties that I was experiencing, particularly around money, were having an increasingly negative impact on an otherwise sound and happy marriage. For me, acknowledging that I couldn't sort my thoughts out on my own and that I needed to seek help was a big step. Rosy was so calm, professional and non-judgemental from the outset that she set the scene for me to be able to talk about whatever I wished to. It was a relief to voice out loud some of the thoughts that had been repeatedly whizzing around my head for some time (months if not years). After the first few sessions, I started to understand that my time with Rosy would be entirely shaped by my issues, thoughts and feelings. This was a positive step in itself, as I began to realise that I had been neglecting any focus on me and my needs for a considerable number of years.
Rosy is an incredible listener - she hears your words, picks up on the feelings you share, identifies things that are not being said and reflects everything back to you. What began as an issue of anxiety became a surprising journey of self-discovery that was both interesting and emotional, leading me to question and explore issues ranging from childhood experiences, sibling and parent relationships, personal strengths, engrained patterns of behaviour to current workplace issues. It is a journey which I grew to enjoy and I reflect back on now as an incredibly positive experience in my life.
I would not hesitate to recommend Rosy as a counsellor. She undertakes her role professionally, warmly and with considerable skill. I am so glad I took the plunge and sent my initial email. The result is that I am a stronger, happier person with a much more robust sense of 'me'. Life will always have ups and downs, as it does for everyone, but having a sense of self-worth and personal identity allows me to cope and to enjoy the opportunities that life has to offer." Catherine, West Sussex.
"My counselling with Rosy was positively life-changing, and I now feel empowered and equipped to tackle future problems." Anna, Surrey.
"Rosy helped me to deal with a crisis in my life in a very effective and supportive way. Within a relatively short period of time I was able to achieve insight and understanding into my own reactions that, a year later, I am still living on a daily basis. She is a very nurturing, clear-thinking listener who uses her intuition to ask relevant questions and to guide the subject to their own conclusions. I had seen a therapist many years ago but the process then felt too open-ended. Seeing Rosy was a real breakthrough for me and I remain deeply grateful for the work we did together." Jo, West Sussex.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling Psychology
PGDip Counselling Psychology
I have eleven years experience working with a wide range of presenting issues to include: Abuse (Emotional, Physical, Sexual), Addictions, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Depression, Eating Disorders, Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, OCD, Panic Disorder, Personality Disorders, Phobias, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Stress, Trauma and Work Related Issues. Please see "Areas of counselling I deal with" below for a full list of issues in which I have experience.
I currently practice both privately and in the NHS. I am committed to ongoing professional development and regularly attend courses in specialist subjects. So far this year I have attended "Attachment: personal insights in attachment theory - Sir Richard Bowlby"; "Working with Trauma - Zoe Lodrick"; and, "Alcohol: New Directions Conference - various speakers".
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am increasingly interested in working with survivors of child sexual abuse.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Individuals £50 per hour.
Appointments are available on weekdays and Saturday mornings. Some evenings are also available - please ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays, Saturday mornings and some evenings.
Types of client