Welcome to Gateway Counselling.
My name is Rosamond and I am available to offer counselling within a secure environment in order to explore whatever is happening in your life. Here at Gateway we understand that there are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, at a loss and without hope concerning our past, our present and even our future. As Steve Jobs said “sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick”.
As an experienced counsellor I am able to provide a safe and confidential environment in which to talk, explore and process the issues and challenges for which you are seeking help. Part of the counselling process will also include equipping you with therapeutic tools. These will enable you to move forward with your life in a positive and fulfilling way.
For those who have never experienced counselling before it can be quite a daunting thought to make the first step of contacting a counsellor for help. I would like to reassure you that an initial conversation will take place where your needs and concerns can be discussed and it would be only after this that an agreement to make the first appointment would be made.
Training, qualifications & experience
My original introduction to the world of counselling began with training to become a FOCCUS Facilitator. FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication Understanding and Study) is a programme for couples as they prepare for marriage.
My counselling qualifications include:
* COSCA Diploma in Counselling from Vital Connexions
* COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
* University of Glasgow Certificate in Counselling Skills
All of my counselling training courses are accredited by COSCA (the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland)
I am a counsellor member of COSCA and adhere to their Code of Ethics as well as fulfilling their requirements of regular CPD and professional supervision.
I am a counsellor on COSCA’s Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This is recognition of my commitment to high standards.
My qualifications are in Integrative Counselling meaning that I use an approach where specific therapies such as Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are used as well as Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques. This genre of counselling enables me to move freely between various types of therapy thus adapting and bringing together relevant elements according to the individual needs and requirements of my clients.
Key to my role as a counsellor is the therapeutic relationship between myself and my client. The building of a trusting relationship within the counselling session is essential. It involves my use of ‘Core Conditions’ namely empathy, non-judgemental and congruence (or being genuine). This, along with the assurance of confidentiality makes a safe environment in which both the client and myself can work together.
I work with clients both on a direct basis, and also by referral from individuals, HR consultancies and corporate HR departments.
I have a broad range of experience working with both men and women presenting with issues such as those marked. This is not a comprehensive list and I am available to discuss your specific needs more fully as part of an initial phone conversation.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also a qualified Christian Counsellor. The counselling can be undertaken in this capacity if specifically requested by the client.
From £40.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
Currently due to Covid 19 I am offering telephone and online sessions with a view to returning to face to face if required
My fees are £50 per 50 minute session. For students or those on a low income the fees may be reduced with proof of circumstances.
The sessions will normally take place at the same day and time on a weekly basis. However it may be possible to accommodate changes and these can be discussed as necessary. Cancellation of a session should be notified and if less than 24 hours prior, a fee will be charged.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheque or cash.
I have daytime, evening and weekend appointments. Please contact for further details of appointment availability.