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Rhona Petticrew

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2SZ
07852466856 07852466856 07852466856 07852466856 Registered / Accredited
Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2SZ

About me

I believe that a client's experience should be one of feeling fully heard and understood in a safe environment which I endeavour to provide in both face to face settings, online and via the telephone. My website,  www.thehaining.com offers more information about how and where I work and I am happy to answer any questions or concerns via email or over the phone. Issues I commonly work with are couples and relational difficulties, ( including family therapy ) anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression bipolar disorder/manic depression and panic disorder.

There are many reasons for seeking therapeutic support throughout our lives. The therapeutic alliance offers you a safe, supportive and confidential place to explore difficulties in your personal life with someone who is trained neither to judge, nor tell you what to do, but to accompany you as you begin to unlock and explore your feelings; some of which may have remained hidden for years. From this beginning you may come to understand more about yourself, feel less confused and isolated, make changes, or come to terms with the things which cannot be changed. The Person Centred Approach values the individual and his or her own instincts in knowing what action to take. I also work eclectically in other approaches, including CBT and Psychodynamic, depending on the needs of the individual or the referring organization.

  • “My partner left me three years ago and I don’t understand why I still feel so lonely and depressed.”
  • “We used to have so much in common but we seem to be growing apart.”
  • “I hate my life and work. I feel like running away.”
  • “Whatever I do or achieve, it never feels like enough. I feel like a failure.”
  • “I think my parents hated me.”
  • “I am forty years old yet I feel frightened, like a child, and I don’t know why.”
  • “People are always telling me what to do but nobody really cares or listens.”
  • I was abused when I was a child.

You may be feeling upset, depressed, anxious, frustrated stressed or a sense of loss. These feelings may apply only to you or involve relationships with others.

Relational Therapy:

Relational Therapy can support any close relationship where communication has broken down.

  • “Our teenage son treats our house like a hotel and never listens to a word I say.”
  • “My wife treats me like a child.”
  • “My same sex partner is totally uncommunicative. I wish I could reach him.”
  • “My parents always presume to know better than me what is right for me.”
  • “My husband is more interested in watching porn than being intimate with me.”
  • “My wife had an affair. I don’t think I can ever forgive her.”

Other relational issues:

Psychosexual issues include – Erectile dysfunction, inability to achieve orgasm, sex and porn addiction, loss of libido, pain or inability to have penetrative intercourse, premature ejaculation and the menopause and its effects.

Training, qualifications & experience

Graduating from the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, in 2001 I completed the process necessary to be granted accreditation by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy the following year and have since achieved Registered Senior Accreditation status.

I meet the requirement for annual renewal of accreditation, which is a commitment to engage in at least thirty hours of ongoing professional development each year.

Meeting this criterion, I have completed advanced training in specialisms including couple and family therapy, critical incident debriefing, and post traumatic stress counselling. I have engaged in counselling research toward a MSc degree and qualified as a counselling supervisor in 2003.

I receive referrals from many sources including Employee Assistance Providers (EAP's) eg. BUPA Psychological Services, The University of Strathclyde's Counselling Unit, G.P. practices and by 'word of mouth' from previous clients.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist ONLINE AND TELEPHONE WORK as well as face to face once the Corona Virus outbreak is under control ...one to one, couples and and family therapy

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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My fees range from £50 for a one off individual session to £240 ( £40 per session ) for a block booked standard minimum agreement of six sessions. I am willing to work to a time limited contract and to negotiate a reduction in fees for clients experiencing financial hardship. See my website for more details.

Further information

The landline number shown above is a line dedicated to my practice and is private and confidential.  I will also respond to text messages to my mobile phone.  If I am already working when you call please feel free to leave your name and number. As soon as I have returned your call your original message will be deleted.

It can be stressful making the first contact with a therapist.  Many individuals report feeling they might be wasting the time of the therapist or that there issues aren't 'important enough'.  The first contact with me is all about assessing your issues and deciding together if you have the right person for you to work with,
The first session or two gives you an opportunity to share why you are seeking support and leads to us working together on your process, (or unique way of engaging and dealing with your concerns).  Finally we review where we started from and what the outcome is, at the end of the work.

For some, a standard six session agreement is enough to provide the tools necessary to work on alone.  For others a commitment to continue in either a therapeutic alliance or work on in a personal development capacity will feel right.  You can end the agreement at any time you choose. 

The Haining
Elliot House Apt
39 Church Street
SY11 2SZ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Happy to work online or via telephone work with individuals and or couples unable to attend due to outside staircase to main door of Practice.


I am available Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings. Early evening appointments also available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I also offer online telephone and face to face Supervision.

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