Gillian Rowe, MBACP (Reg), MNCS (Accred) UKATA TA Practice (Psychotherapy)
Are you struggling with low mood, anxiety or a recent loss? I offer a safe, confidential space in which you can explore, understand and process the impact of whatever is troubling you, to increase self-awareness and the choices available to you for positive change.
How I can help
For anyone who hasn't had counselling before, the thought of talking to a complete stranger about something that's troubling you can seem daunting. For much of the time, friends and family can help with day-to-day problems, but like many people you may have come to the point where you feel you need to talk to someone outside your own circle about something that is distressing you or causing you dissatisfaction. You may have an idea of the changes you want to make, or simply know you want something in your life to be different without being sure how to make those changes.
I am qualified to practise Transactional Analysis, a theory of psychotherapy which can be helpful in shining a light on areas where people get stuck or feel they are repeating past patterns of behaviour.
I believe that despite the circumstances that any of us may find ourselves in, we are able, with support, to think about our situation with a view to making fundamental changes, to lead to an enhanced and more positive experience of life.
I am passionate about the transformative power of talking therapies and, should you choose to see me, you’ll find that I work in a collaborative way – in other words counselling is done ‘with’ you rather than ‘to’ you - and I provide a warm, safe and empathic space where your situation can be explored.
I make use of analogies/metaphors/dreams and have even been known to crack a joke – where appropriate - to make sessions feel more enjoyable and personal.
We will work together, at a pace that suits you, to process experiences and uncover obstacles that may be holding you back. We can look to find new ways of responding to life's challenges so you can make better choices to get your needs met.
I have helped previous clients with a range of emotional issues including:
Anxiety and stress
Grief, loss and bereavement
Relationship problems, with a partner, work colleague or family members
Early motherhood and fatherhood
I run my own private practice from home in Tunbridge Wells. I have clinical experience working for an NHS perinatal mental health service in a hospital in East Sussex and at a GP's surgery in Crowborough. I am a qualified, experienced Cruse Bereavement Counsellor.
My practice in Tunbridge Wells is easy to get to, and convenient for transport links, with free parking in the area. I also have availability in private rooms at a GP's surgery in Crowborough.
If you decide you would like to see me, then we will arrange an initial, no obligation consultation at a mutually convenient time. This initial session will give us the opportunity to meet and for you to explore what you are hoping to achieve from counselling and to ask any questions you may have about how we will work together. I'll ask some questions in this session and you will get an idea of my approach and how I work to see whether I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed four years of training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and I am a fully-qualified counsellor, attaining a Level 6 diploma, and Transactional Analyst in advanced clinical training.
I am a professional member of BACP, NCS, UKATA and EATA and abide by their code of ethics. I am professionally supervised by a UKCP registered supervisor as part of my commitment to ethical practice.
Dip Couns. (MNCS Accredited)
UKATA Diploma TA Practice (Psychotherapy). UKATA Registered
I have worked as a counsellor at:
Afterthoughts, a perinatal mental health service within the NHS
Fegans, a charity counsellor service for children and young people
Cruse Bereavement service
A GP's surgery in East Sussex.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
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Individuals: £30 for an initial introductory session and £45 for ongoing 50-minute sessions.
Couples: £40 for an initial introductory session and £75 for ongoing 75-minute sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays - Fridays, 9am - 7pm
Types of client