Rosie Howatson Counsellor,Psychotherapist &Supervisor,MBACP(Accred) PG Dip Coun.
At times life seems like a real struggle and it's difficult to understand how you can help yourself or those you see struggling in your family. You may be considering counselling for yourself, your child or as a couple.
Counselling offers a a trusting relationship where a person can explore their past and present worries and concerns and make sense of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. With adults this may be through a talking therapy, like counselling however with children, resources like art materials, sand and animals, may be used to enable the young person to express their feelings through their play.
Counselling is always voluntary and at an initial meeting you can discuss what you want and decide if you wish to continue with further sessions. Sometimes people come for a few sessions but others may chose to come for a longer period of time. Children and young people would come with their parent at the first meeting.
I am a warm, committed empathic person, passionate about my counselling work supporting people who come for counselling. As a person centred counsellor I aim to offer you a peaceful, confidential and warm place where you can feel safe to talk and be heard in a nonjudgmental way and bring whatever is concerning and distressing you. I will give you time and I will listen very carefully to your story and support you to find your own answers, make your own choices and your chosen way forward.
I will be very happy to have an informal conversation if you have any further questions.
I am an experienced, qualified supervisor who offers supervision, face to face, telephone or by Skype, to counsellors, volunteers, support workers and managers who work with adults, children and young people within statutory, third and private sectors.
Supervision provides a safe confidential space for you to talk through client work, express concerns, celebrate successes, ask questions and explore the therapeutic relationship. My aim in supervision is to protect the clients, support and validate you, explore in depth your therapeutic work and encourage your development as a counsellor.
The initial free supervision appointment is an opportunity to discuss what you would like from supervision and decide if what I offer matches your needs from supervision.
Please feel free to call or email. I will be happy to hear from you to discuss this more.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cruse Bereavement Care Foundation Course 1996
Certificate in Counselling Skills 1997
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling 1999
Accredited by BACP (British Association of Counselling &Psychotherapy) since 2004.
Cruse Bereavement Care Counselling Children's Course 2003
Counselling Adolescents 2004
Counselling Children and Young People 2007-8
Diploma in Casework Supervision 2011-12
Attachment based Practice with Adults 2012
I have over twenty years of experience counselling adults, children and young people in the voluntary, statutory and private sectors.
I set up a secondary school Counselling service and for six years enjoyed working as a school counsellor with adolescents who presented with many different issues like self harm, anxiety, depression, parental separation and relationship problems.
I worked with Barnardos supporting young people, children, their families and carers offering a therapeutic service following their experiences of trauma and abuse.
I have spent several years working with adults in both general practice and the NHS psychological services as a primary care counsellor. Clients came with a huge range of difficulties, like work related stress, family issues, anxiety and low self esteem.
At present I provide brief therapy within an EAP service( employee assistance provider) and have a private counselling practice.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice as a counsellor and supervisor and this includes monthly counselling supervision and my commitment to continuing professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
A counselling appointment of an hour face to face or by telephone, costs £40 for adults and children. As a couple the cost of an appointment is £45.
I charge £40 per hour for supervision with an initial free appointment.
It is very important you feel comfortable to work with your counsellor or supervisor so please feel free to call or email to ask any questions about counselling or supervision.
I have current availability for initial counselling and supervision appointments during weekdays and weekday evenings.
- 30 minutes from Dundee, 50 minutes from Perth and Aberdeen.
- The local bus services pass close to my premises.
- Ample street parking close to premises.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability during weekdays and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am happy to offer supervision, face to face or by Skype, to counsellors, volunteers,support workers and other professionals who work with adults, children and young people within the statutory, third and private sectors.