Rosemary Decker-Thomas Registered Member MBACP (Snr. Accred)
I have been a counsellor and therapist for over 20 years and have had a full and varied private practice throughout that time. I work as an integrative counsellor: this means that as different styles of counselling help different people, I draw on a variety of approaches to provide the best support for you in your situation. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and the first session will give you an opportunity to see if working with me will be helpful. You are not obligated to continue counselling with me after this session. If we do decide to work together I offer regular reviews to help us assess the usefulness of the work to you. I am used to working long-term and shorter term with people and it usually becomes evident between us how long you will need.
I offer individual and couples counselling and have extensive experience in many areas, including relationship issues, bereavement - especially loss of a pregnancy, death of a baby or child, anxiety, self-harm, disordered eating, difficulties such as post-natal depression and attachment issues between parent and infant, young people's issues, redundancy and work-related stress.
I have a quiet and private consulting room on the ground floor near Monmouth with ample parking space available. Buses between Monmouth and Chepstow stop nearby in the daytime.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a senior accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire (1997) and have regularly taken other training courses as part of my continuing professional development. For example, I have trained in working with children and young people, bereavement, eating disorders, and working with parents and infants.
I have had a busy private practice for over twenty years and have seen people from many kinds of backgrounds and with many different issues. I founded and ran for over 15 years a Voluntary Sector Counselling Agency in North London. I worked as a counsellor with a local Young Carers group and joined with other Agencies in delivering a course for mothers and children who had survived Domestic Abuse.
I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision and have over 14 years experience as a supervisor working with counsellors in a variety of settings: a domestic violence agency, a woman’s agency as well as students on diploma courses.
I also run training courses for other counsellors on my areas of expertise.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parent - Infant work: attachment issues
Loss of a pregnancy, baby and child
£50 for individuals
£60 for couples
Concessions available to those on low incomes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during weekdays and can offer early appointments if desired. I also have some evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision for both student and qualified counsellors.View supervision profile