About me

About me
Hi!  I’m Roz Henderson and I am a qualified Pluralistic Counsellor with a Postgraduate Master’s Degree (MSc) in Counselling. I have also worked in the creative industries and love working with and nurturing creative minds.

My approach

Our sense of self is coloured by our early experiences and in many ways determines our adult choices, emotional reactions and internal dialogue.  We absorb and adapt to the difficulties of our caregivers and circumstances, which are often filtered through previous generations of adversity.  If this is your experience you may find yourself easily hijacked by strong emotions such as anger, fear, shame, anxiety or self-doubt; feeling easily rejected, judged or inadequate. 

Maybe the values, beliefs or expectations of your family or culture are at odds with your authentic identity, creating an inner conflict or 'double bind'. Perhaps you have learned to feed an external sense of self – your job, possessions, status - and have lost touch with who you really are.  Perhaps you have learned to put others first to the detriment of yourself.  Maybe you jump into romantic relationships too quickly and deeply – or have decided you are better off by yourself and yet part of you longs for connection. Perhaps living with underlying anxiety manifests as a physical response that affects your health.

Difficulties in living are not always about the past, and living with difficult relationships, isolation, grief, loss, worry or prejudice can often leave you feeling anxious, stuck, depressed, shut down, disconnected or drained.

In our sessions together we will create a safe and confidential space to explore your experiences with compassion, acceptance and insight – to bring new perspectives and understandings that help you to reconnect with your authentic self, lifting the burden of grievance, unfairness and self-doubt, learning to trust your inner wisdom and sense of purpose, and to attune to your physical experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is the leading professional association for the counselling professions. I follow the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

I have completed online-therapy training and I also have certification with The Online Therapy Institute. 

I hold professional liability insurance and am a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Disclosure Scotland scheme.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

Introductory sessions are 30 minutes long and I don’t charge for these.  This is because I really understand how important getting the ‘right’ counsellor is, and I encourage potential new clients to shop around to find a therapist who feels right for them. 

Sessions normally last for 60 minutes, though longer sessions can be booked by arrangement. I am currently only working online.

To book a free introductory session please contact me by email or sent me a text. Please let me know how you would like to be contacted to arrange your online appointment: a phone call, text or by email.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Pluralistic Counselling

Pluralistic counselling is based on evidence that many different psychotherapy approaches can be equally affective, and that no one therapy approach suits all people or circumstance. Therefore, each process of therapy and counselling experience, whilst grounded in therapeutic principles and evidence-based ways of working, will be collaborative, responsive, and unique. 

Having a pluralistic perspective means I study and value many research based therapeutic approaches which allows me to tailor my approach to meet your specific needs, life experience, goals and preferences based on sound research-based interventions and counselling skills.

A fundamental aspect of my work is to nurture authenticity and trust between us, and I will often check in with you if the way we are working feels right and meaningful to you. We will work towards building a space where curiosity, acceptance, respect, compassion, healthy boundaries, deep learning, and personal growth are nurtured.

Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH12

Lanark
South Lanarkshire
ML11

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Rosalind Henderson

Rosalind Henderson