Cathy Rowan

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MA Counselling & Psychotherapy, UKCP Reg
Available for new clients
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Reading, Berks, RG1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

It takes courage to take the first step to find a counsellor or therapist who is right for you from a brief profile.
Why me? I have many years experience as a therapist working in the NHS and now in private practice. I very much enjoy working with people and I offer a warm empathic healing 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, eating disorders low self esteem and fertility issues. You may only want to come for a few sessions or for some longer term work. 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 £50 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 accompaniment

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 as a psychotherapist

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 3yr training programme in spiritual guidance.and a training in Sound healing. I have also worked in the NHS as a nurse and midwife and in education.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£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.

When I work

Afternoon and evening appointments available.

Further information

In the first session I will ask you what has been going on for you and what has been troubling  you. It maybe that you want to talk a specific situation or more generally about how you feel. I may ask about your background. As well as listening and talking I may offer creative methods, visualisation and dream work if that feels appropriate.

My practice is in a quiet location with parking near the university.

Reading, Berks, RG1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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