Stephanie Rotherham BA Hons MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor
Kingston Upon Thames
Why come to Therapy ?
Therapy provides a safe space where you can explore issues causing anxiety and stress. It can also provide an opportunity for self-reflection and evaluation allowing you to develop self awareness and understanding about what causes us distress. Sometimes the struggles in our life can feel overwhelming, out of control and impossible to share with others, therapy can support you. These feelings can be triggered by a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse, self esteem and low confidence, relationship issues, panic disorders, health anxiety, sexual issues or a change in circumstances such as divorce, redundancy or unemployment and many others.
Sometimes you may just have a general sense of malaise, a lack of fulfilment or a feeling of flatness, unhappiness or anger where you feel unable to identify the causes. Together we can work through these difficult feelings and discover the underlying source.
Therapy can also be about recognising the patterns of behaviour that keep us stuck, understanding how and why we developed them and making active changes. I practise an integrated model of counselling, allowing me to draw on a wide range of psychological theories to help you find your way forward.
I am an experienced BACP accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor and Supervisor. I have been working in Private Practice for 4 years and previously held positions in the NHS and with a Mental Health Charity. I am an Integrative Relational practitioner which means I can choose from a range of psychological theories including Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Person Centred, Developmental and CBT depending on the issue you bring. I feel that the relationship we create together is absolutely integral to the success of the work.
Free of Charge Initial Consultation
I understand that seeking support can feel very daunting especially if you have never been to counselling before. Therefore I offer a reduced rate initial session to explain the counselling process, explore your expectation and needs and ensure that you really feel I am the right person to help you. After this we can commit to a further 6-12 sessions if you have a specific issue you want to work on or longer open ended work if it is a deeper relational pattern or psychological issue you want to address. Key goals and expectations can also be agreed which will then be reviewed on an a regular basis throughout the counselling process.
I believe trust is central in building a successful therapeutic relationship trust so I strive to create a warm, empathic, non- judgemental space where we can explore, in complete confidentiality, whatever has led you to counselling.
My private practice is based in North Kingston (about 10 mins walk from the station). It is easily accessible by train and bus and there is free parking on the road. I can offer weekly daytime and evening (last 8pm) as well occasional weekend slots.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered and Accredited Member of BACP
BA Hons Integrative Relational Counselling
AQA Intermediate Counselling Skills.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Gestalt Certificate in Working with Children and Adolescents
Diploma in Integrative Relational Supervision (currently in training)
I have been working in Private Practise in Kingston since Nov 2013
I worked at a General Practice in Kingston from - Sep 2009 - June2013 and a charitable counselling service in Epsom for the last two. I have experience with a broad range of issues including, anxiety, depression, bereavement, self esteem, transitions (please see below for a more comprehensive list)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
I offer week-day sessions from 8:00 and my last session is 19:00
It is usual practice to offer one 50 minute session per week: £50 a session.
I offer a reduced rate initial session - allowing us the opportunity to decide whether we are the right people to work together.
I also offer a limited number of reduced fee places for students and those on lower incomes please ask.
24 hours notice is required when cancelling a session and if not the full fee of £50 will be charged.
The frequency of sessions can be discussed at the free of charge initial consultation.
Fees will be reviewed on an annual basis
Duration of Counselling
I work on either a short term (6-12 weeks) and/or long term (open ended) basis depending upon your needs. We would discuss this at our free of charge initial session. This can be flexible and reviewed throughout our work.
Code of Ethics
As an Accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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