Rosemary Rush, Arts Psychotherapy and counselling
The Dunton Centre For Counselling and Psychotherapy
13, Church Street
As we move through life, we all have to cope with many different challenges. Sometimes we struggle and need some extra support. Seeking help from family and friends may not always seem to be the right thing to do, as we are embarrassed about speaking out or do not want to worry the people we care about. I am able to offer a safe and confidential space where we may explore together your thoughts and feelings about your circumstances.
I am able to work with people who are at different stages in life's journey starting with the very young (from 4 years of age) right up to those who have more experience of the world.
I am a fully accredited Arts Psychotherapist and also an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. I have 15 years experience working in NHS mental health services supporting adults who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety and relationship problems.
Since 2012, I have been working with children, young people and their families for local charities. I have completed specific training to support this work to make sure that the service I offer is a high standard and supported by the most up-to-date research.
I am able to use all of these different skills to find the best approach to help you resolve your difficulties. With children and young people, they do not always have words to clearly express their feelings. They often show us their distress by how they behave such as by becoming angry, upset or quiet and withdrawn.They may also struggle with their learning at school as their sleep patterns may become disrupted and their concentration affected.
As adults if we are feeling anxious or depressed, we may find that we don't feel able to spend time with the people who are important to us, our working life may become affected. We may start to look for different coping mechanisms to help us with this difficult time. These can help us feel better in the short term but can lead to ongoing problems in the future.
I can use a range of creative activities, if needed, to help the people I work with explore and express their feelings without feeling judged. I am also able to think with my clients about practical strategies that may be used to help manage different feelings and situations both at home, work and for my younger clients, at school.
I work with people (from the age of 4 years and upwards) who are experiencing a range of difficulties such as, feelings of anxiety and panic, depression, angry outbursts, problems with friendships and family relationships.We all (whatever age we are) sometimes find it difficult to adjust to changes such as the arrival of a new child, separation, divorce and bereavement.
I can be contacted by phone to discuss your needs before we arrange an initial consultation meeting. I am able to offer short and longer term support and can discuss this with you when we meet together.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma Dramatherapy
Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis
Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Certificate in Counselling Skills using the Arts
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I charge £45.00 per session for children and young people up to the age of 18 and £55.00 per session for adults.
I have completed an enhanced DBS check and have indemnity insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me to discuss possible appointment times.
Types of client