Rosie Howatson Counsellor,Psychotherapist &Supervisor,MBACP(Accred) PG Dip Coun.
At times life seems like a real struggle and it's difficult to understand how you can help yourself or those you see struggling in your family. You may be considering counselling for yourself, your child or as a couple.
Counselling offers a a trusting relationship where a person can explore their past and present worries, and concerns and make sense of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. With adults this may be through a talking therapy, like counselling however with children, other resources may be used to enable the young person to express their feelings, like art materials, sand and animals.
Counselling is voluntary and at an initial meeting you can discuss what you want and decide if you wish to continue with further sessions. Sometimes people come for a few sessions but others may chose to come for a longer period of time. Children and young people would come with their parent at the first meeting.
I am a warm, committed empathic person who is passionate about my counselling work and the people who come for counselling. As a person centred counsellor I will give you time and a safe space to look at what is troubling you. I will not judge you or tell you what to do however I will listen very carefully to your story and support you to find your own answers and your way forward.
I will be very happy to have an informal conversation if you have any further questions.
I offer supervision, face to face, or by Skype, to counsellors, volunteers and support workers who work with adults, children and young people within statutory, third and private sectors. The initial free supervision appointment is an opportunity to discuss what you want from supervision and decide if what I offer matches your needs from supervision.
Please feel free to call or email. I will be happy to hear from you to discuss this more.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cruse Bereavement Care Foundation Course 1996
Certificate in Counselling Skills 1997
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling 1999
Accredited by BACP (British Association of Counselling &Psychotherapy) since 2004.
Cruse Bereavement Care Counselling Children's Course 2003
Counselling Adolescents 2004
Counselling Children and Young People 2007-8
Diploma in Casework Supervision 2011-12
Attachment based Practice with Adults 2012
I have twenty years of experience counselling adults, children and young people in the voluntary, statutory and private sectors.
I set up a secondary school Counselling service and for six years enjoyed working as a school counsellor with adolescents who presented with many different issues like self harm, depression, parental separation and relationship problems.
I worked with Barnardos supporting young people, children, their families and carers offering a therapeutic service following their experiences of trauma and abuse.
I have spent several years working with adults in both general practice and the NHS psychological services as a primary care counsellor. Clients came with a huge range of difficulties, like work related stress, family issues, anxiety and low self esteem.
At present I provide brief therapy within an EAP service( employee assistance provider) and have a private practice.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice as a counsellor and supervisor and this includes monthly counselling supervision and my commitment to continuing professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
A counselling appointment of an hour face to face or by telephone, costs £38 for invididuals and children. As a couple the cost of an appointment is £45.
I charge £38 per hour for supervision with an initial free appointment.
It is very important you feel comfortable with your counsellor or supervisor so please feel free to call or email to ask any questions about counselling or supervision.
I have current availability for initial counselling and supervision appointments during weekdays and weekday evenings.
- 30 minutes from Dundee, 50 minutes from Perth and Aberdeen.
- The local bus services pass close to my premises.
- Ample street parking close to premises.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability during weekdays and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am happy to offer supervision, face to face or by Skype, to counsellors, volunteers,support workers and other professionals who work with adults, children and young people within the statutory, third and private sectors.View supervision profile