Hello and welcome to my profile.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor who works online with individuals and couples within a safe, non-judgmental and confidential setting.
As a Counsellor, 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 and 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: mixed race, she/her
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)
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
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£50 per session (online/telephone for individuals) (50 minutes)
£60 per session (couples) (50 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.
Face to face sessions will be available soon in Chelmsford.
Online counselling can be provided anywhere in the world (except the USA and Canada).
For more information please visit my website https://www.rosepatten.co.uk and get in touch to arrange a free initial consultation.