Rosalind Sharples MSc (psychotherapy) CTA(P), PTSTA(P), registered with the UKCP
“I am committed to working with a client to support them becoming who they truly are, to let go of difficulties and to move on. Building a relationship of trust and honesty is at the heart of my practice.”
Supervision is a relationship about a relationship. In this my relationship to my supervisee is very important. Within this holding place I explore what is going on in your relationship with your client.Inclusion is the word I use to describe this particular relationship. I include you and your client in my awareness.
I am a supervisor using Transactional Analysis as my frame of reference. However I use a lot of different ways of working, creative as well as well as relational and advisory to support your work. Ethics and safe guarding are important to me, but though there are necessary regulations that I adhere to, I also see dilemmas as processes to figure out and uncover together.
I welcome trainees, practicing counsellors and psychotherapists at any place inter development and from any modality of theory.
The trusting relationship that we build is at the heart of my work.
I am the Principal director of Transactional Analysis Cymru - training in psychotherapy in West Wales. website: transactionalanalysistraining.co.uk
I am a Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer practicing Transactional Analysis.
I offer experience in Process work, Family Constellation Therapy, Body Awareness, Food addiction, Relationship issues, Couples counselling, Youth counselling and Mindfulness Skills.
I have many years of training in psychotherapy.
In the 1980's I trained in Process Oriented Psychology California during the 1980's. Thirteen years ago I added Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy to my tool box.
My original training was in the creative arts. I still use this creative way of thinking in my work with clients to look at things from a new perspective.
I serve as a member of UKATA both on the council and on the research committee.
Life is a challenge!
Sometimes people just need support in life transitions, unexpected challenges or want to get to know them selves better. Brief counselling or longer term psychotherapy in a safe and nurturing environment to support these changes can really help!
I am comfortable in working with many issues, here are some of the areas in which I have experience;
Loosing a loved one, going through life changes, finding it hard to move on. I see these life transitions as a process of mourning but also discovering what can be learned and taken forwards into the future.
Painful events can become triggers and interrupt our daily lives. I can work with you to start separating the past from the present.
I can work with you in a supportive and non-judgemental way to find out what you are really needing. I see addiction as an expression of an unmet need that needs to be recognised.
Obesity and Food Addiction:
From birth, food plays such a fundamental role in all our lives. Often issues to do with early trauma can express themselves through eating disorders. Or people can react to recent loss through their relationship to food. I can work on these life triggers and this then will allow you to change your relationship to how you eat.
Survivors of sexual abuse:
I have extensive experience and training in working in this area and create a safe and non-judgemental space for healing and learning to live again.
Leaving manipulative and damaging relationships or cult groups:
Psychological manipulation can be as damaging as physical abuse and often happens at the same time. It takes time and patience to develop a stronger sense of your authentic self. But i have specific training and experience in this area.
Obsessive behaviour and Anxiety:
Recurring obsessive thoughts and compulsion are disruptive and upsetting. I use mindfulness and cognitive tools that can be practiced to change habitual thought patterns and calm the mind.
Low lying depression is like a cloud that seems to way down any joy or sense of life. However with patience, it is very possible to find a way through to a sense of engagement.
Stress can occur at any time of life, when things get overwhelming. Sometimes just thinking things through and problem solving with someone in a non-judgemental setting can alleviate the issue quickly
Low self esteem:
This is such a thread through many people's lives. However this is something very possible to change through therapy as we look at underlying factors and change life choices in a positive direction.
“Communication and listening are key skills that can be learned to help a relationship grow again.”
Sometimes couples have experienced a loss of connection and vitality in their relationship, or over time feel that they have grown apart. It can feel that a relationship ricochets from one argument to another, or that there seem to be patterns that are hard to change.
I believe that change is a natural part of growth in individuals and couples. Meeting in a safe space, learning new skills together and finding new ways of communicating can release couples from new or recurring difficulties.
"Through personal growth, letting go of old patterns and taking responsibility for the Self, through truly listening and accepting the Other, two individuals can learn new ways to love each other and enjoy their lives Together."
Sometimes people need to find a healthy way to say 'Good-bye'. This is the hardest thing to do and re-stimulates so many negative feelings and memories. Finding a way through this painful life transition is very hard. In this case I would want to work with the two people as individuals as well as seeing them together to find a way to talk through their difficulties with respect for their own feelings and the challenging negotiations they are facing.
I am committed to continuing advanced training in all these areas. This makes me a better practitioner as it keeps me curious and growing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified Transactional Analyst in Psychotherapy CTA(P)
Supervisor and trainer practicing Transactional Analysis PTSTA(P)
MSc in Psychotherapy Middlesex University
Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy advanced training, (Psychotherapy) Berne Institute.
Diploma to Practice Transactional Analysis UKATA (Dip Practice TA)
RTE Diploma in Counselling (Transactional Analysis) advanced training, West Wales Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy
RTE Diploma (Transactional Analysis) foundation training with Jenny Thomas, Cardiff
Process oriented Psychology (Psychotherapy) with Arnie Mindell in California
Hypnotherapy at Twin Lakes Institute in California
Continual Personal Development in Body Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Youth Counselling, Couples Counselling, Cult and exit counselling, Sexual Trauma counselling and Food Addiction counselling.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I currently run a closed group on alternate Thursdays. I have been approached by clients and asked to start a new group. Please get in touch with me if you would be interested.
I am considering beginning a new therapy group for women only. Please contact me if you are interested.
Group therapy is a rewarding and valuable process of self discovery. Though one:one therapy can support the individual in an intimate and safe environment, group work allows greater possibility for rewriting negative beliefs with the support and care of peers. It is especially beneficial for people who have found early family life challenging.
My fee for individual psychotherapy (60 minutes) is £60
I offer some discretionary rates.
My fee for couples counselling (90 minutes) is £90
My fee for supervision (60 minutes) is £60.
I offer trainees a discretionary rate of £50 upon request.
Fees for group sessions vary based on length of group and number of attendees.
Concessions offered for
Group Therapy, Workshops and Seminars:
'The support of a therapy group with other people who have had similar experiences can be profoundly life changing and affirming.'
I run ongoing groups that address specific issues such as food addiction or trauma and therapy groups that work in an open way with what ever the members bring that week. Issues can be explored and shared with like-minded individuals in a safe and confidential setting. Changes can be celebrated with other people who understand!
"I have had overwhelming positive feed back from members in my groups; who say that they have been able to find greater depth and meaning in their lives."
I run workshops with particular focuses, such as;
‘Understanding Weight Gain and Body Image’, ‘Living past Sexual Abuse and Trauma’, ‘Letting go of Low Self Esteem, Depression and Anxiety’, ‘Developing Mindfulness Practice’, ‘Coming to terms with Loss’, ‘Finding the Free Child and releasing the Creative Spirit’.
I share TA tools and other therapeutic skills to enhance communication and provide a common language as well as empowering participants to make lasting changes in their own lives.
I also work with organisations to support mutual understanding in the work place.