Rob Conley. NCS Accredited. Adv. Dip. TA Studies.
Hello, my name is Rob Conley. I am a psychotherapist, practising from my home which is located on the border of Bournemouth and Poole. I offer both short-term solution-focussed counselling, as well as longer-term more exploratory psychotherapy, to individuals, groups, and couples, and I have been practising in the area for the past 4 years.
I aim to provide a safe, empathic, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which people can talk about whatever they want, explore their experiences, discuss their problems and difficulties, decide what they want to change, and consider how to cope with what they can't change. I have experience in working within a simple talking and listening therapy if that is what you need and prefer. In addition, I have an interest in the conscious and non-conscious communications that emerge in relationships. However, my aim is to work flexibly and to consider your own preferred style.
My approach is based upon Transactional Analysis (TA). TA is a theory of personality and social psychology that incorporates a model for therapeutic benefit. It is ideally suited to both short-term solution-focussed counselling, as well as longer-term more exploratory psychotherapy. You can find out more about TA here: (http://www.uktransactionalanalysis.co.uk/).
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Iron Mill College in Exeter for 4 years (part-time) and I have an advanced diploma in Transactional Analysis studies, specialising in Psychotherapy. I have also gained a level 3 certificate in counselling skills (1 year part-time course), and a level 2 certificate in counselling concepts, as well as various CPD certificates in working with domestic violence, bereavements, attachment theory and safeguarding. I am committed to ongoing professional development and as such, I am a psychotherapist in advanced training. I am an accredited registrant of the NCS (https://www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/) and a student member of both UKATA (http://www.uktransactionalanalysis.co.uk/) and EATA (http://www.eatanews.org/). I adhere to the ethical frameworks of all of these organisations and I am fully supervised by a UKCP-registered (http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/) supervisor. I am also fully insured.
Before running a private psychotherapy practice, I worked as a counsellor for Step4ward, a company that provides counselling services in Poole. I have also worked as a counsellor for a local bereavement charity, called Mosaic, which helps people who are coping with the loss of a loved one. I've had several jobs in the mental health sector, working with people who have personality disorders and learning disabilities, as well as in forensic support. I bring to my work a desire for working with people, as well as the principle that simply being in relationship can bring profound healing.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As well as the bullet points listed above, I am also experienced in providing psychotherapy for clients who have had difficulties with
panic and anxiety attacks
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I am currently accepting new clients and I offer a free initial telephone consultation. The next step is to arrange an initial face-to-face session, during which we can discuss what you want and why you have come for counselling or psychotherapy. If we both feel happy to continue working together we can arrange further sessions. For individual clients I charge £45 for a 50 minute session. My work with individuals is conducted on a weekly basis. I also work with couples and charge £45 for an initial 50 minute consultation. I work flexibly with couples, either on a weekly or fortnightly basis, depending on your situation. Working weekly allows us to explore issues more immediately, whereas working fortnightly allows for the couple to experience being with each other in between sessions. After the initial couples consultation I charge £45 for a 50 minute session (weekly) and £75 for a 90 minute session (fortnightly). I have sessions available during the daytime and evening.
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Type of session
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I offer daytime and evening sessions. The latest session I offer is 8pm.
Types of client
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