After studying Psychology and working for years in HR, 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.
As a Counsellor, I have been trained to deal with all sorts of emotional difficulties and 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), self-harm, separation/divorce, stress and trauma. In addition to private practice, I also work as a Counsellor at an LGBTQ+ charity working with gender, sexuality and identity.
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.
Individuals (online and outdoors (walk and talk))
Some people come with a particular problem they want to address. Others want to look at their emotional life in general. And sometimes, people are not very clear what the problem is, but know that there is something that is not quite right.
Quite often, a person may talk about a particular problem, which is related to other difficulties or aspects of their lives. In these cases, I will help the client to make links between their initial complaint and what goes on in their lives, so to gain a better understanding of why, how and when the problem started.
Other people might seek counselling for personal growth. There is no right or wrong. We can discuss your aims during our first session, which can be reviewed as we continue to work together.
Couples counselling offers individuals the opportunity to discuss issues in an impartial, confidential and safe environment. Some common issues brought by couples are affairs and infidelity, communication, unmet emotional needs, parenting styles, sex, etc.
When working with couples the first session is held with both parties, followed by an individual sessions with each person and then the work is resumed with the couple together.
How I work
I offer online sessions for individuals and couples. Outdoor sessions (walk and talk) are also offered to individuals only - please see more information on my website.
I follow an integrative approach, which means I tailor the counselling process to each client, focusing fully on their needs. I use different aspects from different theories, that value and take into account the uniqueness of each person and their circumstance.
I believe in offering an empathetic, authentic and non-judgmental environment. Placing a high value on each person’s potential while they go through their journey, encouraging and supporting individual growth.
If after reviewing my website you feel like we could work together, get in touch to arrange a free consultation (up to 15 minutes).
I look forward to working with you.
Take care, Rose
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Bachelors Degree in Psychology
- Masters in Human Resource Management
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
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£50 per session (online/telephone for individuals) (50 minutes)
£70 per session (couples) (1 hour)
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).
Monday to Friday.
For more information please visit my website https://www.rosepatten.co.uk or get in touch to arrange a free initial consultation.