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About me

Therapy can help you get to know yourself better, clarify issues that matter to you and develop your potential. It gives you the opportunity to work in ways which promote your ability to resolve problems, or to develop coping skills for things which cannot be changed.

Your most important step starts here, You are not alone,
I will walk alongside you. 

My goal is to help my clients reach their ‘full potential’ supporting them along their journey to finding inner peace and happiness. 

Understandably, some people are reluctant to talk about upsetting experiences and personal thoughts and feelings.  Some wish to put things behind them as quickly as possible,  while others need to process their feelings more slowly.  Talking about what has happened in a confidential and safe environment can help. 
Speaking to a counsellor can give you an opportunity to express and accept your feelings about what has happened or how you feel but most importantly at your own pace, in your own time.

I offer person-centered counselling, in addition, if appropriate I can tailor your therapy using a combination of Solution Focused Therapy with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) being guided by the nature of the difficulties to be addressed to best support positive changes. 
This eclectic approach helps clients find solutions to their problems and provide them with the knowledge, therapeutic tools, and strategies to help them manage their future challenges. 

Training, qualifications & experience

When I qualified as a counsellor in 2003 I quickly realised a couple of very important things, most people who come for counselling are either in a crisis or fear they are heading that way. 
In addition, I also realised that if I wanted people to put their trust in me to help them, then I had to really connect with people and instill trust, hope and positivity from the start, 

I am fully qualified, I have more than 20 years of experience working face to face, online, and telephone counselling sessions. 
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and psychotherapy)              I have worked for several crisis helplines during my career.

I provide affordable, professional, and accessible, online/telephone counselling. It’s easy to access using email or instant messenger platforms such as Watsapp, Zoom ect. I offer a fair price to everyone, (concessions available to students and those on a low income) Wherever you are in the UK from a PC, laptop or mobile device

Life including the people in our lives can throw many obstacles and challenges in our path. Finding your way through these challenges can define our levels of self worth and ultimately our happiness and well-being.

I am looking forward to working with you, getting to know you and discovering together which issues could possibly be holding you back,. We can work collectively to help make coping possible and to begin the journey towards feeling better from this moment on.

As a BACP Accredited & Registered Counsellor I offer my sessions via; On line chat, Secure video chat, Email or Telephone, for individuals seeking to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. I offer short, mid, and long-term counselling to suit client need.  Length of individual therapy differs according to the nature of the difficulties addressed. 

Short-Term Counselling is typically 6 sessions.

Mid-Term Counselling is typically 6-12 sessions.

Long-Term Counselling is typically over 12 sessions 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£30.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

As a BACP Accredited & Registered Counsellor I offer my sessions via; On line chat, Secure video chat, Email or Telephone, for individuals seeking to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. I offer short, mid, and long-term counselling to suit client need.  Length of individual therapy differs according to the nature of the difficulties addressed. 

  • Short-Term Counselling is typically 6 sessions.
  • Mid-Term Counselling is typically 6-12 sessions.
  • Long-Term Counselling is typically over 12 sessions 

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and typically take place once a week. Sessions at a frequency of twice or three times per week are also offered if needed. 

Please contact me for further details about the counselling services I offer.  I can help answer your questions about therapy and help you select a suitable package for your unique concerns. 

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and typically take place once a week. 

Counselling session Cost’s

£30 per session for individuals 

In addition, I offer discounted block bookings of 6 sessions (full amount paid in advance) are discounted at £23 per session; a Total of £138 (saving £42)

Concessions 

P. Rowley Online Counselling Services provides low-cost therapy sessions for individuals and couples who are unemployed, experiencing financial difficulties, or are unable to pay the full fee. (proof of documentation needed) Please contact me for further details about how to apply for concessions. 

Concession Prices £25 per session for individuals

PaymentPayment is easiest and simplest by bank transfer or PayPal made each week in advance of your session. (Block bookings to be paid in full before your first session)

Scheduling and CancellationsWhen you first contact me I will let you know what time slots I have available.  I can offer a range of morning, afternoon, and evening sessions across the week.  Even if I don’t have something suitable for you right away, I may have another space coming available in the next few weeks.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and are normally scheduled on a weekly basis.

In order for me to run my practice efficiently and fairly, missed sessions and cancellations are chargeable unless at least two days' notice is given before your appointment.


 

When I work

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I work Monday- Friday 10am-6pm (last session commences at 6pm)

Further information

Research suggests that online counselling is of particular benefit to:

  • People with mobility issues.
    Those living in areas where finding a counsellor is difficult
  • Busy people find online counselling more convenient
  • No travelling, in addition counselling can be accessed from home during work your lunch break.
  • On line counselling provides greater accessibility and choice, only a few clicks away.
  • You can stay anonymous

  • You can access online counselling conveniently from your own home or work place
    Online Counselling is more affordable than face to face counselling.

The Advantages To Online Counselling

  • You can receive online counselling from anywhere that you have access to the internet, including mobile devices
  • If you are a student or on a low income, concessions are available
  • It’s more confidential because you will not be seen entering or leaving counselling premises, and no records are kept
  • You can arrange your online counselling session to fit around your busy schedule.
  • You have several options for contacting your online counsellor – email, real time text chat, voice or a video call – the choice is yours. 

Nottingham, NG5

Type of session

Online
Phone