Rob McIntosh - MBACP (accred)
My aim is to engage with you in the emotional space where you are. This can sometimes mean meeting with deep seated and difficult feelings, such as anxiety, panic, rage, shame, or despair. Having done a great deal of training and therapy, and having a broad life experience, I am able to make myself fully available to work in these difficult places with you, and help bring healing to what has seemed stuck or hopeless. The invitation is to bring whatever you want to your session, and to let this evolve and unfold as the need arises.
Meetings are generally once a week for 60 minutes, the optimum routine for processing the work. I will consider skype work once we have met face to face a few times. Other arrangements can be made by negotiation. Therapy can be short or long term.
Most people feel safe sitting and talking, as is traditional. This can sometimes be a very stirring experience, bringing challenge and support in equal measure. If it helps get out doors, or lie on a mattress, I am open to explore what needs to happen.
I aim to meet your more fully in relationship, and create a safe space for whatever you need to explore, such as…
• relationship problems
• low self-esteem
• suicidal feelings
• stress or anger
• work problems
• affects of abuse
• or bereavement
My practice is at my home near Cefn Coch, Welshpool. I aim to offer a safe space to meet once a week, but it is really the emotional space that is important. My aim is to stay present and witness what you bring, so that together we can explore what needs to unfold to encourage healing. Everyone is unique: there are no formulas.
Please get in touch if you would like to meet and explore further.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, 2006;
Post Diploma award in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, 2007
Certificate in Embodied Relational Therapy, 2014
I’ve been practicing as a counsellor since 2005, and have 20+ years experience of consistently working through my own issues in a variety of settings, because it is my understanding that as a counsellor I can’t go with clients where I haven’t been myself. I consider this an essential part of what I can offer as a therapist.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling and a post diploma award in psychotherapeutic counselling and embodied relational therapy, and continuing professional development certificates in subjects such as trauma therapy, developmental attachment and issues of separation and loss. I am an accredited member of the BACP, (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), and on the BACP Register, and involved in ongoing professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Body therapy, Somatic awareness, Bodymind integration
My current fee is £40, payable weekly, or monthly by arrangement.
I currently only see individuals, not couples or anyone under 18 years old.
I have spaces available on a flexible basis, weekdays, evenings, possibly weekends.
There is street parking outside, and toilet facilities, although not disabled access I'm afraid.
Please call and leave a message, or email for more details.
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Type of session
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Types of client