About me

I have worked with clients who have experienced abuse, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, cultural issues, depression, discrimination, feeling suicidal, gender and sexuality issues, relationship difficulties (personal or work-related), racism, racial identity issues, shading/colourism, self-harm, separation/divorce, sexual violence, stress, trauma and workplace bullying. In addition to private practice, I also work as a Counsellor at an LGBTQ+ charity working with gender, sexuality and identity. I have also previously worked at a rape crisis centre. 

​Some common issues brought by couples are affairs and infidelity, communication, unmet emotional needs, parenting styles, sex, sexuality, identity, etc. Couples may also seek counselling in order to get to know each other at a more "deeper" level as they progress in their relationship. 

​My interest in working with couples started after years working in dispute resolutions within the workplace as a Mediator. I have always valued the importance of communication between people and in workplace mediation I felt I could bring real value by being a part of a process where parties tried to improve their relationships and process what has happened between them.

Please visit my website for more information and get in touch for an initial free consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Take care, Rose

other details:  POC, mixed race, she/her. I also speak Portuguese (Brazilian)

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology
  • Masters in Human Resource Management


After studying Psychology and working for years in HR (mainly in the education sector), I found myself becoming drawn more towards the people (and their wellbeing) aspect of the job. This eventually led to me along the path of becoming a Counsellor.

​These are some of the most recent training I have attended:

A matter of death and life (Irvin Yalom)
Counselling couples with sexual difficulties
Dealing with affairs (COSRT approved)
Dealing with distress: working with suicide and self-harm
Domestic violence and abuse awareness
Fundamentals of Working with Couples (COSRT approved)
HIV awereness
Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Trauma and the body
Using Emotional Focused Therapy principles in couple work
Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
Working with shame
Working with substance misuse in relationships

Member organisations


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).

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60 per session (online/telephone for individuals) (50 minutes)

£70 per session (couples) (60 minutes)

Our sessions can be either by telephone or online (i.e. zoom, skype or FaceTime). I also offer outdoors sessions (walk and talk therapy) to individuals. 

Online counselling can be provided anywhere in the world (except the USA and Canada).


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Further information

For more information please visit my website https://www.rosepatten.com and get in touch to arrange a free initial consultation.

Rettendon Common

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages


I can offer sessions in both English and Portuguese.

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