Rose Dekowski Psychotherapist/Counselling BA (Hons), Dip CBT, BABCP Accredited
I love my career and I work with my heart and with genuine interest in seeing my clients getting better.
I decided to become a psychotherapist when I was eight years old due to my personal experience with a counsellor who changed my life, since then I grew up pursuing my dream of becoming a psychotherapist/counsellor one day, and make the same difference to other people’s lives.
There is Hope
Sometimes we need to understand what happened to us in our past, we need to face the traumas and make sense of them to enable us to move on. We then must challenge our core beliefs and our negative thoughts, related to the traumas we have, whilst looking for evidence that they are not really fair and realistic just as we think and believe they are.
How I work
In my practice I work with CBT and Counselling. I also help my clients understand and explore how and why our brain tricks us and keeps us stuck in our emotions. It is then that questions like 'what is going on with me?’ and 'why am I thinking and feeling like this?’ start to make sense.
My therapeutic style is integrative, a combination of the two approaches mentioned above, CBT and Counselling, and also the understanding of how our brain works. With this approach, even with just a short course of treatment you will be able to feel much better about yourself and make changes for the better.
Training, qualifications & experience
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Charlie Waller Institute – University of Reading
Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment (CBT)
NOCN (National Open College Network) Level 2 Award
(QCF) -Drug and Alcohol Advisor
Metanoia Institute - joint programme with Middlesex University
Two years Training Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (DCPsych)
Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling
Based on Transactional Analysis
Newton Paiva University Centre (Brazil)
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling in the Medical Setting
(Dissertation – Psychosomatic Disorders)
Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Psychology and Counselling
I have sixteen years experience working with a variety of mental health disorders. My experience started in Brazil where I worked for seven years as a psychotherapist in various medical sectors, I then came to England where for eight years I worked in a Mental Health hospital. I have a vast experience with many different types of mental health problems such as bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, severe OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) , depression and a variety of other anxiety disorders. I have also worked with people with dementia, learning disabilities and drug and alcohol issues at EDAS (Essential Drugs and Alcohol Services).
For the past four years I have been working for the NHS as a counsellor and CBT therapist as well as continuing my own ongoing studying. I work with depression, anxiety and other distressing emotional issues. The majority of my clients suffer with anxiety symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Emetophobia (fear of sick), and all kinds of Phobias e.g.: heights, planes, fear of confined spaces (claustrophobia), fear of spiders (arachnophobia), snakes and so on. I work one to one, in groups, and also via telephone. I also have my own private practice where I can help others in addition to my NHS clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
First assessment session is free of charge . Subsequent sessions £40 per hour. Please call or email to arrange an appointment.
Please note that at least 24 hours notice is required in order to reschedule or cancel a session without charge.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Friday and Saturday mornings -Unfortunately no other time available.
Types of client