Rob McIntosh - MBACP (accred)
My aim is to engage with you in the emotional space where you are. This can sometimes mean meeting with deep seated and difficult feelings, such as grief, anxiety, panic, rage, shame, or despair. Having done a great deal of training and therapy, and having a broad life experience, I am able to make myself fully available to work in these difficult places with you, and to help bring understanding to what has become stuck or confused. The invitation is to bring whatever you want to your session, and to let this evolve and unfold as the need arises.
Meetings are generally once a week for 60 minutes, the optimum routine for processing the work. Therapy can be short or long term. Most people feel safe just sitting and talking, as is traditional, but this can sometimes also be a very stirring experience, bringing challenge and support in equal measure. I aim to meet your more fully in relationship, and create a safe space for whatever you need to explore, such as…
• relationship problems
• low self-esteem
• suicidal feelings
• stress or anger
• work problems
• affects of abuse
• or bereavement
I practice at two locations, my home near Cefn Coch, and High St, Welshpool. I aim to offer a safe space to meet once a week, but it is really the emotional space that is important. My aim is to stay present and witness what you bring, so that together we can explore what needs to unfold to encourage healing. Everyone is unique: there are no formulas.
Please get in touch if you would like to meet and explore further.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, 2006;
Post Diploma award in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, 2007
Certificate in Embodied Relational Therapy, 2014
I’ve been practicing as a counsellor since 2005, and have 20+ years experience of consistently working through my own issues in a variety of settings, because it is my understanding that as a counsellor I can’t go with clients where I haven’t been myself. I consider this an essential part of what I can offer as a therapist.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling and a post diploma award in psychotherapeutic counselling and embodied relational therapy, and continuing professional development certificates in subjects such as trauma therapy, developmental attachment and issues of separation and loss. I am an accredited member of the BACP, (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), and on the BACP Register, and involved in ongoing professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Somatic awareness, bodymind integration, spirituality.
My hourly fee is on a siding scale, from £45 to £65, payable weekly, or monthly by arrangement.
Couples, 60 minute session, £55 - £75
I currently see individuals & couples, but not usually anyone under 18 years old.
I have spaces available on a flexible basis, weekdays, evenings, possibly weekends.
There is street parking outside, and toilet facilities, although not disabled access I'm afraid.
Please call and leave a message, or email for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|