Rosa Sefi, BACP Accredited, IPTuk Accredited
I am relational therapist with over 15 years experience, including over 8 years experience working therapeutically online, and am fully accredited with both the BACP and IPTuk.
The search for a therapist is a hugely personal and individual process. Whether you are looking for support with a particular issue or you are simply feeling a lack of wellbeing in life and relationships, you need to find someone in whom you can trust. The bedrock of my approach is to provide a sense of warmth and safety in which individuals can feel free to express their deepest feelings and most troubling thoughts, without risk of receiving judgment or criticism. I can offer you an honest yet compassionate presence, and will actively help you make sense of your difficulties.
I have a great deal of experience in working with young adults, people who have survived trauma and abuse; as well as those struggling with depression, changes in identity, conflictual relationships, and grief. I welcome people of all sexual orientations. I have specialist training in supporting people who are questioning their gender identity and/or transitioning.
I offer two routes to therapy:
Humanistic Counselling - Life can feel overwhelming, confusing and downright maddening at times. We can feel sad, lost, ashamed, adrift from others, or compelled to continue destructive or toxic relationships. It can be hard to know how to alleviate our distress or find meaning and satisfaction in life. Humanistic Counselling can provide you with the confidential space to take stock of how you are feeling, how you got here, and look at where you'd like to head towards next. Together, we can make sense of how your cultural background, life circumstances and early caregiver relationships lay down the blueprint for how you now relate to others, yourself, and the world. We can unpack your experiences, explore your patterns, and set goals - if you want to - for any changes you'd like to make.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy - This is a specific 12-16 session course of NICE-recommended therapy which is designed to help people overcome an episode of depression. It has a clearly delineated beginning, middle and end phase. During the beginning phase we look in detail at the depression symptoms you are suffering from, at most significant events in the course of your life and we map out your current relationships. We begin to form a sense of who can support you through your recovery of the depression, and how you can further help yourself.
I offer face to face sessions from a discreet therapy centre in Falmouth which is taking all the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of Covid. I continue to offer online sessions via the 'zoom' platform and telephone session for those who prefer this. I am also able to offer a limited number of outdoor therapy sessions, during which we meet in nature, sitting or walking depending on your preference.
I am an Accredited member of BACP and abide by their code of professional conduct and ethics. I work within Data protection guidelines and attend fortnightly supervision.
You can contact me by phone, text or email. I offer a free initial phone consultation during which you can let me know what you're looking for and together we can work out if I would be a good match for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over the course of my career I have worked for sexual health; abuse recovery; community adult and young peoples' counselling agencies, as well as children's' residential services and an HIV/AIDS charity. I have designed and delivered training on different aspects of mental health within this agency work. I am now a Clinical Lead for 'Kooth' which is a f2f and online counselling service for young people and adults.
Cert IPT Supervision - Anna Freud Centre, 2019
Accreditation in IPT, Anna Freud Centre, 2017
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Essential Skills, APT, 2014
Professional Level 5 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy, Plymouth University, 2012
My DBS is kept up to date along with Advanced child protection and Vulnerable adults training certificates.
I have attended recent continuing professional training courses:
LGBTQ+ ; Attachment theory; Trauma (polyvagal theory); Addiction; Self-harm and Suicidal thoughts; CSE (child sexual exploitation); ADHD; Dyslexia; Forced Marriage and honour-based violence
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Grief and Loss
Communication to address conflict
My standard fee £50 - £60 per 50 min Counselling session (sliding scale)
£60 - £70 per 50 min Interpersonal Psychotherapy session - a 12-16 session program
Concessionary rates may be available for students and those on low incomes, please ask.