Rosina Dolan, MSc. Specialist in Systemic Family Therapy. UKCP / AFT accred.
My aim is to make your therapeutic journey a positive, meaningful, confidential, and safe experience. I can work with the whole family or with different combinations of family members, couples, silbings or individuals.
I take pride in the feedback that I have received from children, 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 worries.
I have found that one thing that is certain in life is " change." When change enters your life unexpectedly and is unplanned or unwanted, it can leave you feeling, powerless, angry, uncertain, overwhelmed and stuck. This can impact your relationships, causing stress, anxiety, poor self-esteem or loneliness, making your life difficult and challenging. Let me support you to build on your strengths and offer you tools that will assist with the process of change, that will help you move away from past difficulties and develop new perspectives and ways of interaction that will support you or your family to move you into a position of certainty and hope.
The Systemic Therapy Approach.
I practice Systemic Therapy, which is a talking therapy, our conversations may uncover new perspectives and understanding about your problems. This could change the way you think and behave, enabling you to find solutions to move forward to make useful change in your relationships and creating a more satisfying life.
Working with young people.
I am specialised in Child Focused Family Therapy and I work to build a trusting, respectful, therapeutic relationship using skilled playful and creative therapeutic techniques to support and engage children/young people to explore their serious problems and big emotions safely and to navigate through their difficulties enabling them to manage and understand their emotions.
Where will my sessions take place?
I have access to a private therapeutic room in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and in Woodley near Reading. I am happy to do home visits and can hold sessions in the privacy of your own home. I offer flexible day, evening and weekend appointments.
Initial free 20 min. telephone consultation: -
I understand and respect that you need to find the right therapist for you or your family. I want you to feel comfortable in my sessions. To help you make the right choice I offer a free telephone session in which you can talk to discuss the issues that you are seeking support with and 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 with me by email, text or phone and I will come back to you to arrange a phone conversation.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional experience and qualifications: -
I have over 25 years of therapeutic and teaching experience working with families and children in Educational settings, the NHS and Children Services this gives me particular understaning and skills when working with children.
I have a Master in Sciences in Family and Couples Psychotherapy gained from the Institute of Family Therapy; I am registered with UKCP and a member of the Association of Family Therapists. I am also a qualified teacher and hold a Cert. Ed. of Education gained from Greenwich University and hold Early Years qualifications of N.N.E.B. and C.P.Q.S.W.
I have been trained in the following evidence-based parenting/coaching programmes: -
- 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 Prudence Skynner Family and Couples Family Psychotherapy Clinic
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 Health and Social Care at B.C.A. college.
- Team Leader of the Parenting Team for Buckinghamshire County Council
- Senior Practitioner for Mental Health for The Family Support Service, Bucks.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £70.00 to £95.00
Free initial telephone session
Face to Face - £85.00
Home Visits- £95.00 plus travel 45 pence per mile
I have flexibility in my appointments and can visit you at home in the Marlow or Woodley office, online or by telephone.
My ingredients for a good systemic psychotherapist?
Qualified, knowledgeable and experienced. Warm, welcoming and supportive. Non-judgmental and non-blaming. Collaborative, a skilled observer, listener and conversationalist. Creative and playful, focused and prepared, holding curiosity. Ability to identify strengths, seek feedback.