Rosina Dolan

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MSc. in Systemic Family/Couple Therapy. UKCP / AFT accred
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Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1DQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My aim is to make your therapeutic journey positive, meaningful, safe experience. I can work with the whole family or with different combinations of family members, couples, siblings or individuals.

I take pride in the feedback that I have received from families, couples and individuals who have described me as a calm, empathetic listener and a respectful, non-judgemental therapist whom they could trust with their deepest thoughts, feelings and anxieties. Supporting them to make positive change in their lives.

The  Systemic Therapy Approach.

I practice Systemic Therapy, which is a talking therapy, our conversations may uncover new perspectives of the life experiences that have shaped you, giving you a new understanding about the problems that you are holding. I believe that Systemic Psychotherapy helps us to make sense of how families or societal systems function.  Systemic psychotherapists are non – blaming and see the problem as being created in the relationships between people (often in a family) rather than being located “inside” any one person. Systemic psychotherapy looks to identify your strengths,what has been working and what presently is not working. This self reflection can help to facilitate change, supportive communication, understanding and collaboration between family members enabling solutions to the problem. It can ennable the individual to find new ways to manage difficult stressful situations and to look  at the problem with a different perspective enabling you to manage it more effectively.

Family Therapy

I am trained to feel comfortable and work with groups of people - couples and different combinations of family or friendship groups. Working with the family I am skilled at finding techniques  that members find are comfortabe with and find helpful in supporting them to develop supportive communication.


I do have many individual clients and offer a calm, safe, environment to support individuals to have time to reflect and choose positive pathways forward in their lives, learning to manage difficult feelings. 

Working with young people.

I am specialised in Child Focused Family Therapy and I  can work to build a trusting, respectful, therapeutic relationship. I do this using a variety of skilled playful and creative therapeutic techniques to support and engage children/young people to explore their serious problems and big emotions. I safely  support children and young people them to face their fears, anxieties and understand how to navigate through their difficulties enabling them to  manage, regulate and understand their emotions.

Where will my sessions take place?

I have  a beautiful private therapeutic clinic clinic in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.  

Initial free 20 min. telephone consultation: -

I describe myself rather like a tailor, in that my therapeutic offer needs to fit your needs. I want you to feel  that working with me is purposeful and that you are comfortable in my sessions. To help you make the right choice I do offer a free telephone session in which you can talk with me and discuss the issues that you are seeking support with and explore if my sessions would be effective. Together we can think about what your therapy process may look like. This will place you under no obligation to proceed with an appointment with me. I invite you to make contact  by email, text or phone and I will come back to you to arrange a phone conversation, to support you make the best decision for yourself or your family.

Training, qualifications & experience

My  professional experience and qualifications: -

I have over 35 years of therapeutic and teaching experience, working with families and children in Educational settings, the NHS and Children Services and private practice.  I have trained as a play therapist and teacher and specialized in child focused practice in year 2 of my four year MSc family therapy degree. This gives me particular understanding and skills when working with children/young people. Although I also really enjoy my work as a family therapist. 

I have a Master of Science in Family and Couples Psychotherapy gained from the Institute of Family Therapy; I am registered with United Kingdom Council of Pychotherapists  and a member of the Association of Family Therapists. I am also a qualified teacher and hold a Cert. Ed. in Education gained from Greenwich University and hold Early Years qualifications of N.N.E.B. and advanced C.P.Q.S.W and a trained play therapist, at Charing Cross Hospital.  

Parent Coaching

Parenting is the hardest job. I have been trained in the following evidence-based parenting/coaching programmes, I can  support and advise parents with positive parenting stratgies and interventions which will reduce unwanted child/teen behaviours : -

  • Incredible Years Parenting- (2-10 yrs.), Group Triple P -(3-10 yrs.)
    Teen Triple P- (10-18 yrs.), The Parenting Puzzle and Strengthening Families.
  • Charing Cross Hospital- Play Therapist - part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in assessments of children with SEND.
  • A Teacher of Early Years in various nursery schools
  • Early Years Lecturer at Further Education College
  • Part of the systemic therapeutic team at the NHS Prudence Skynner Family and Couples Family Psychotherapy Clinic, Wandsworth.

My Leadership Roles in the NHS, Education and Children Services: -

  • Manager and Head of the following Early Years Settings; Little Wheelers Day Nursery, Reading University Students Union Nursery, The Crabtree Nursery, Chandos Nursery School.
  • Head of Department for Early Years Teaching Team for,Health and Social Care at B.C.A. college, Berkshire.
  • Team Leader of the Parenting Team for Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Senior Practitioner for Mental Health for The Family Support Service, Bucks.
  • Specialized Systemic Family Therapy  Clinic in Mayfair, London

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£70.00 - £85.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

  • Online theraputic session- £70.00 - 1 hour
  • Buckinghamshire in the Kyan Clinic in Marlow  £85.00- 1 hour 
  • Home visits starting at £100 per hour

When I work

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Further information

My ingredients for a good systemic psychotherapist?

I have been successful because I am knowledgeable, experienced, warm, welcoming, supportive, non-judgmental and non-blaming psychotherapist. I trained to MSc Degree level and have a strong foundation in teaching, play therapy, working in education, NHS. I am a skilled observer, listener and conversationalist supporting clients to feel safe and relaxed - working collabouratively imparting my skills and experience to support them to find positive solutions to difficulties. 

I can be creative and playful (which I have found effective for children and young people with anxiety disorders.) I am  focused and prepared for all my sessions and ensure that I continue to learn to  hold curiosity which enables me to find soloutions to family or individuals problems.  

Cedar House, First Floor, 65 Glade Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1DQ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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If anxiety or children is a barrier to you getting out I can do home visits

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Rosina Dolan
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