Rosemary Girdler CertCCRelate, PG Dip (Couple Therapy), MBACP

Rosemary Girdler CertCCRelate, PG Dip (Couple Therapy), MBACP



07734996264 / 07734996264

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About me

I am a couple counsellor/therapist with over 20 years experience working with Relate and in private practice with couples and individuals on relationship issues.

There may be challenging times in your relationship which make you feel stuck, hopeless or prevent you from moving forward in a constructive, fulfilling way.  Acknowledging that your relationship may need help or support does not mean that you have failed in some way, it just means that you are searching for a new way of being or a resolution to your problems.

Problems can arise for all sorts of reasons. It may be the circumstances and situation you find yourselves in emotionally and/or physically together with all the pressures of modern life that are causing difficulties. On the other hand it may be experiences and relationships from the past are interferring at an emotional and psychological level with your current situation.

I see my work as supporting, helping and enabling people to explore and find new solutions, ideas and conclusions for whatever is going on for them and to enable progress in communication and greater awareness of themselves, each other and the relationship.

I offer a safe, confidential environment in my home with ample parking and work in a flexible way geared towards a clients needs and personality.  I feel this is very important because as individuals we are all unique and respond differently to various approaches and ideas.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relate training 1987 - 91
ACC training 1992
Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling 1996
Post Graduate diploma in Relationship Therapy 2007 (psychodynamic and systemic)
Ongoing CPDs

My experience includes working both with individuals and couples on various issues which affect their relationship and I have also worked with conflict resolution within teams of management in business.

My referrals have come from various sources including GPs and solicitors.

Continuing professional development is ongoing and just some areas covered are
mental health and couple counselling, adult survivors of sexual abuse, affairs, solution focussed therapy, loss and bereavement, mindfulness, creative therapy techniques, crisis counselling, transactional analysis.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

depression in relationship
effects of redundancy on relationship
effects of serious illness on relationship
loss - both financial or emotional within relationship


£80.00 per 60 minutes during the week (some evening times are available as well as day times)
£90.00 per 60 minutes on a Saturday morning

These fees are negotiable where there is a low income.

Further information

What is relationship therapy?

It is where a couple come for counselling in order to find a way of overcoming difficulties in their relationship. Time to focus on each other. Focus on the relationship in a neutral space and be able to put their point across in a heard and safe environment.  It is about clearing barriers and understanding the difference in the narratives so therefore having the potential to re-write the story of the relationship.

Often only an individual within a relationship will come. With this a different approach is needed but a change can still be impacted because as the individual grows in awareness and understanding of themselves and their situation, they begin to evolve and this can cause a shift in the dynamics of the relationship.

Maps & Directions

Henley-on-Thames, RG9
Reading, RG4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

The room I work from is on the ground floor although there is a step at the front door. I do however work online or by telephone.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults