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.
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 and I have an Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis studies, specialising in Psychotherapy. I also have 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 I am fully supervised by a UKCP-registered (http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/) supervisor. I am also fully insured. I adhere to the ethical frameworks of UKATA (https://www.uktransactionalanalysis.co.uk/) and EATA (https://www.eatanews.org/).
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 learning disabilities, as well as in forensic support. I bring to my work a passion for working with people, as well as the principle that being in relationship can bring profound healing.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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
Photos & videos
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.
Maps & Directions
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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