Hello, I'm Rosie. I offer a confidential, space for you to come and explore thoughts, feelings and issues you may be currently struggling with.
I believe compassion for self and others is central to finding contentment and much of my work focuses on this. Without self compassion, our loud critical voices can prevent us from living in the moment and allowing others close to us.
People come to counselling for many different reasons, such as trying to make sense of a difficult period in their life or possibly an increasing need to understand a problem that has always been there.
I am a Humanistic counsellor and believe each of us has the ability to grow, heal and to ultimately find fulfillment within ourselves. My job is to be alongside you on your journey, reflecting back what I see and at times gently challenging unhelpful beliefs and coping strategies you may have adopted to get through a difficult past. Whilst these coping strategies may have been necessary once they may now be holding you back.
First Session and Working Remotely
Looking for the right counsellor can be overwhelming, especially when you are feeling vulnerable and lost. With this in mind, I am happy to offer a 30 minute introductory session at no charge. This is a chance for us to meet and for you to decide if I'm the right person for you. We can also use this time to look at what it is you would like to get out of counselling.
Due to the current situation with Covid- 19 I am offering all my sessions remotely, either via video call or phone calls. When it feels safe to do so i will be giving my clients the option to return to face to face work or to remain working remotely.
Location and room
My room is located in central Hove with plenty of parking including the option to park at Tescos for free if you spend over £5 in the store. There and also good public transport links nearby. It is dedicated to counselling and is welcoming and private (please see photo).
I can offer both short term counselling, usually between 6 - 12 sessions, or more open-ended counselling depending on your needs and circumstances. I am experienced at working with both Adults and Adolescents.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional & academic qualifications
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited), Wealden Psychology Institute.
- NCFE Award in Counselling Skills and Theory Level 3
- CPCAB Award in Counselling Skills Level 2
- LGBTQ Awareness
- Introduction to Suicide Intervention
- Trauma and Recovery
- Building effective relationships with young people
- TA 101 (Transactional Analysis certificate)
- Gestalt Skills
- DBT skills - working with young people
- Broken Threads - working with Trauma
- Brainspotting phase 1 & 2
Previous Counselling positions
- Counsellor for As You Are - an affordable community counselling service in Southwick
- School counsellor at Longhill Secondary school, Rottingdean
- Community counsellor at the Y Centre in Horsham, working with 11-18 yr olds
I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) and adhere to their Ethical Code of Practice.
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
I currently have spaces on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I have some evening slots available too.