Please note: Following government advice regarding keeping safe during COVID-19 - for the time being, I have suspended all face to face sessions and will now be offering online or telephone sessions.
How counselling can help
Hello, my name is Heather.
Life can feel difficult and painful at times. Are you feeling anxious, unhappy, or like you can't cope? Have you lost someone and are finding life hard? Has a relationship changed and you now feel lost?
I understand how frightening it can be when you feel stuck and like there are no options. You don't have to go through it alone. Change is possible. Counselling can help. Together we can find what works best for you.
How I work
Everyone is different and I will not make assumptions about you or what you are experiencing. I can offer you a calm and safe space to talk through your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I will listen to you with empathy and without judgement. I rarely offer advice, instead I will work with you to help you figure out what would work best for you. You are the expert on yourself and know yourself best. My role is to work with you and give you the space to find your own solutions and ways forward.
Being in counselling can feel like a relief and at other times it can feel difficult; sometimes even both at the same time. Either way, I strongly believe that counselling can help and that together we can find ways forward that work for you.
Get in touch to talk about if now is the right time for you to start counselling. I am a qualified and BACP registered person-centred counsellor based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. I offer short and long term face to face counselling for individuals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with a wide range of clients who have found themselves stuck or who are struggling with life in some way. This has included working with people who have been experiencing: bereavement, anxiety, depression, workplace bullying, rape & sexual assault, illness, relationship changes and low self esteem, amongst other difficult experiences.
I was awarded an MSc in Counselling Psychology by Keele University in 2016.
Certificate in Counselling Skills
BSc Disaster Management & Engineering
Certificate in Health Emergency Planning
I am a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical guidelines.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions cost £50.
You can pay by cash or via bank transfer.
Each session is 50 minutes long.
Morning, daytime and evening appointments are available.
It is important that we are both comfortable working with each other, so please do contact me and we can discuss any questions you may have.
What happens on my first session?
Starting counselling can feel like big step and sometimes it can help to know what to expect from the first session.
The first time we meet can be used to get to know each other a little better and to find out if we are both comfortable working together. We can use this time to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
We will go over a counselling agreement which outlines what we can expect from each other and the practical details of counselling including confidentiality and cancellations.
I like to learn a bit about you and what led you to counselling. This is so that I can start to get an understanding of what you want or need from counselling.
Together we can decide what you would like to focus on and how many (if any) more sessions you would like. At no point are you under any obligation to arrange more sessions.
It is important that we are both comfortable working together so please do call me for a chat and we can talk through any questions you may have.
How to contact me
Telephone or text: 07754 708 379
Alternatively click on the email link to send me a message.
For more information please visit my website: www.rosetreecounselling.com