Akita Fowler Dip Psych TA, MBACP, UKRCP Registered
Are you experiencing difficulties? Perhaps you are feeling anxious or depressed; need help managing your feelings; have suffered a bereavement; are turning to food for comfort; or maybe your relationship is in difficulties? If you would like to talk about your problems, to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and discover ways to live more resourcefully - give me a call.
About Me My name is Akita Fowler and I see adults of all ages who want to improve the quality of their lives. I am a qualified and experienced therapist, having worked with a diverse range of clients in both private and voluntary organisations. I help people talk about their problems, and explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a warm, supportive and non-judgemental environment. I work privately and confidentially, helping couples and individuals to deal with a range of issues, including:
- couples counselling: relationship issues and learning better communication skills
- troubled and emotional eating
- depression and feeling low
- childhood abuse
- bereavement and loss
- anxiety and stress related problems
- sexuality and identity confusion
How I work I see clients at the same time each week for one hour. My theoretical framework is Transactional Analysis, and if it is relevant to the work I may introduce you to a concept or two from this model. I provide a warm, comfortable and supportive environment where I offer private and confidential therapy. What we talk about and the speed at which we work is up to you.
I abide by the ethical framework of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
How does therapy work When we seem unable to be how we want to be, or feel stuck in some way, it may be because, without being aware of it, we are limited by our thoughts and feelings. Through exploring your beliefs about yourself, other people and the world, you will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of your self-limiting thoughts, and of the options available to you.
Exploring your past may be helpful too, to identify the beginnings of your beliefs, feelings and behaviours. Discovering insights, and resolving past hurts with a respectful and trusted therapist, may lead you to free yourself enough to live truly in the present.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy;
- License to practice Life Planning from Dr E. Mapstone;
- Certificate in Counselling from University of Wales;
- Working towards an MA and UKCP registration;
- UKRCP Registered
What do 'MBACP' and 'UKRCP Registered' mean?
'MBACP' means that I am a qualified Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), a nationally recognised professional body.
'UKRCP Registered' means that I have completed their exam to be added to their accredited register. As you can see from the BACP Registered Member logo on my profile, I have a unique number on the accredited register - 050788 - so that you can check my credentials online here: www.bacpregister.org.uk.
I have been in private practice since 2004, and worked as a Network Counsellor at a local university for 2 years and I have experience of co-leading groups at a local charity with women who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, and with women who have been sexually abused.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work long-term with people who are interested in self-development through exploring their rich and complex inner world.
Individuals £50 for 60 minutes
Couples £70 for 60 minutes
Fees are reviewed annually.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client