Mike Rowe Ad Dip Couns, Cert Sup, Cert. Psych, MBACP, Dip Yog Ed
I am a professional and qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor with over 25 years experience working in central Exeter and Totnes.
I offer skilled and sensitive emotional support and self exploration to individuals, couples, family members and groups. Whether you are going through a period of emotional difficulty or crisis, experiencing change and uncertainty, or for self development purposes.
I am warm and approachable and provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space
I work with a wide range of people with different presenting issues from many different backgrounds.
• Counselling (short or medium term)
• Psychotherapy (longer term)
• Couples Counselling
• Stress management
Are you going through a difficult time in your life at the moment? Maybe you have lost your sense of direction and become confused or stuck? Are you facing big changes or uncertainties? Or are there things from the past that are troubling you that are unclear or unresolved?
Do you need somebody to talk to, to get some support to look at what is happening and to find a way forward?
Counselling can help you to re-orientate yourself at such times, supporting you to understand the painful, uncertain or confusing feelings you may be experiencing. It can assist you to move forwards towards greater clarity, ease and freedom.
Exploring your experience and feelings in more depth is possible with Counselling (medium term) or Psychotherapy (longer term). This could be through words, or by listening to body sensations and their messages. It could involve reviewing and exploring family history and the significant figures and relationships connected, or the process of ‘growing up’ that was experienced.
For some people, Counselling and Psychotherapy provide an opportunity to heal old wounds and open doors to a new sense of self, casting off old and unwanted shapes, exploring self acceptance and new ways of being. For others, counselling and psychotherapy can also lead to an increase in self awareness in their lives.
Many people I have worked with have found the experience of Counselling and Psychotherapy to be transformational as they found new ways to think, feel and be.
As a Supervisor I work with Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and those in training.
For more detailed information (including 'areas I work with', testimonials, couples counselling, supervision, counselling and psychotherapy) please visit my website: www.exeterandsouthdevoncounselling.org.uk(see link above)
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Group Work in 1997, having gained a Certificate 11 years earlier. I also completed a Certificate in Psychotherapy in 1993 and a Certificate in Supervision in 1998, after which I began to supervise trainee counsellors on different courses in Devon.
I have, over the years, worked with a wide range of clients from many different backgrounds. I worked as a counsellor in a community mental health centre, as well as having a private counselling and psychotherapy practice. For 10 years I worked in the field of supported housing, first as a project manager and then area manager. More recently I have worked as a Divorce Support Group facilitator and housing management consultant.
My therapy work is influenced by person-centred, psychodynamic, core process, and existential models, as well as by my own experience of receiving 5 years of personal therapy. I am also influenced by my practice of yoga and meditation, which I began in 1983. I take from it a powerful sense of bringing attention and awareness to each moment with an open heart.
I am 56 years old, and am a parent with 3 children (age 28, 25 and 13). One of my children has a learning disability.
I bring warmth, genuineness and honesty to my client relationships.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship crisis and change (individuals and couples)
Counselling or Psychotherapy (60 minute session):
Some concessions are available. Please enquire
Supervision (60 minute session):
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Supervisor with over 20 years experience of offering clinical supervision to Counsellors and Psychotherapists and those in training.