Rose Lewis MA. Msc. MBACP
The Body Work Centre
"I believe that we will meet each other in the context of where we are in the life process, previous experience, imaginings of the future, and not defined by our age or presenting symptoms. "
The power of feeling properly listened to by an empathetic professional outsider is immense, both for symptom relief from emotional distress and personal development and enrichment. I offer you a safe, comfortable and contained space where, together, we will make sense of what is going on for you, identify your needs and wishes and plan together for you to get the most out of your life. Positive change is real and possible, given the right conditions.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor which means I use a variety of techniques and approaches (for example imagery and creative media) to suit you as we tailor make your treatment plan together towards the goals that are identified. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and client is the key to success and this is a very individual 'fit'. My core theoretical model is Transactional Analysis which is a modern psychodynamic approach but I incorporate many other approaches too such as CBT, creative methods. You can find more details about my approach on my website.
What sorts of issues I can help you with:
- Low confidence and self esteem.
- Social isolation.
- Relationship issues such as divorce.
- Work stress.
- Managing life change such as retirement.
- Grief and loss.
- Managing long term health conditions.
- Psychological accommodation to ageing.
How we will work together
I offer both short term and long term face to face work. We will start with an 'assessment' and from there draw up an agreement about how we will work together. Sessions are usually weekly.
I work at two locations with comfortable and discreet rooms with easy access so you can decide where you would like to work. I am very flexible in my consulting hours. I am fully professionally supervised, insured and hold data protection certification. I abide by the Code of Ethics for the BACP. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions about any of this.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and have several years experience of working with a variety of clients in an NHS setting. As part of the course, I have received three years of personal therapy myself.
I have previously worked as a Social Worker (I have a Diploma in Social Work) with older people and draw upon this, as well as my own personal experience of health related issues.
I have an MSc. in Applied Social Studies (Oxford University) and published original research into spouses caring for a partner with dementia. My first degree was in Social and Political Studies (Cambridge University).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
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My fees are £35 per session which last 50 minutes. I can offer reduced fees in certain circumstances. Please do ask. The first session is for the purpose of assessment and generally lasts an hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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