Cathy Rowan MA Counselling & Psychotherapy, UKCP Reg
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Why me? I have many years experience as a therapist working in the NHS and now in private practice. I enjoy working with people and I offer a warm empathic space where you can explore your feelings and difficulties and be listened to.
I have worked with individuals with depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, anger, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, low self esteem and fertility issues. I also work with students in training. You may feel that you do not have a specific problem but would like to do some personal development work of explore aspects of spirituality that are relevant to you. As a transpersonal therapist I believe that body mind and spirit are all important and affect one another.
I may use a variety of approaches depending on what you bring and what you need. The session belongs to you and you can stay for as few or as many sessions as you need. I may also work with active imagination and dreams if this feels right for you. I also work in health care and have helped people with employment related difficulties.You are welcome to ring me for an initial conversation without any obligation and I offer reduced fees for the first session. I charge £45 per session but will negotiate a reduced fee if this is difficult for you.
I offer evening appointments and live close to the RBH hospital and Reading university and on major bus routes. It is a quiet location and there is ample street parking.
In addition to 5 years training in psychotherapy and counselling, I have also trained in spiritual guidance from a multifaith perspective..
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A Transpersonal Therapy and Counselling
M.A. Medical Ethics
I have completed a 5 year programme to Masters level at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy in London and have many years experience
I worked for 5 yrs in an NHS counselling setting. Since 2000 I have been working in private practice.
I am Registered with U.K.C.P .
I have completed a 2 yr programme in spiritual guidance. I have also worked in the NHS as a nurse and midwife and in education.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 per hour, some reduction may be negotiated and concessions may be available. I can offer a reduced fee of £35 for the initial session for you to to see if I am the right person for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Afternoon and evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|