Rowena Lucas MBACP
The Bay Therapy Centre
21 Trent Boulevard
0797 047 7887
When you come to therapy with me we will start on a process of discovery... of who you really are and how you tick. We will explore situations as they happen to you and identify patterns of behaviour and areas where you might choose to make changes. Very small changes can have long term effects - like the ripples on water.
Experience in life has shown me that we are often influenced by subtle, unspoken, unconscious impressions from the past. You may be very puzzled as to how you get into certain situations again and again. Together we can uncover these conundrums and understand what is really going on.
My focus is on working with people who want to improve the quality of their life and of their relationships. Whatever it is that you need to resolve - be it depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger management, loss, anxiety or anything else - I would like to help you to achieve a more satisfying, contented life and feel more alive and vital.
I enjoy being able to pass on this knowledge, and these techniques of understanding. For me this is a lifelong journey, I am constantly learning about myself and others and gaining new insight. I find the process interesting and deeply rewarding. It is subtle and yet all pervasive!
It might take you a relatively short time to find your direction and bring resolution to your problems, or you may prefer to take longer with the process of discovery.
The aim of my work with clients is to support them in reconnecting, strengthening and healing themselves. I use Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy because it is clear, easy to understand and a useful 'language' that we can use for identifying what is really going on!
The philosophy of Transactional Analysis psychotherapy:
People are OK
Everyone has the capacity to think
People decide their own destiny, and these decisions can be changed
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a lifelong fascination with people and how they operate. I have a natural ability to communicate with people which I have used to good effect in the therapy world as well as the IT training world.
I have often noted that I do not judge and I know that one of my strengths is openess to difference and diversity.
4 years Advanced Training in Clinical Psychotherapy at Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy culminating in a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
I have done 12 months voluntary work as a psychologist with clients at a Low Cost Clinic.
I provide a private practice offering counselling and psychotherapy - operating since 2009.
Previously I worked in the IT industry since 1985, I established a company offering IT training in 1995.
I have regular supervision with an experienced and qualified supervisor. I undergo regular personal psychotherapy which enables me to clear any of my own issues that might otherwise influence my work.
I continually attend to my learning and enjoy attending conferences and workshops.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer 'online' counselling using Skype (with video).
I find this can work very well, once we have met and got to know each other a little, because you are in your own safe environment and possibly more comfortable. It also saves the travel hassle.
£38 per hour for individuals - £45 per hour for couples.
Lower cost options available for individuals on low incomes or claiming state benefits.
The first half hour session will be free in order to enable us to decide if we want to work together.
I am able to offer evening sessions every weekday except Friday, the last one would start at 7pm.
I am a Member of:-
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
The Institute for Transactional Analysis in the UK (ITA)
The International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
Fellow of The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI)
I abide by the ethical frameworks and the professional practice of these organisations.
I have full and comprehensive indemnity insurance with the Psychologists Protection Society.
Maps & Directions
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