Rosy Wood-Bevan UKCP Reg Psychotherapist, Dip Psych, Dip Sup, BA (Hons)
- I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist with 28 years post qualification experience.
- I offer Psychotherapy, Counselling, Couple work, Supervision & Training
- Specialist Substance Misuse Practice
- Group Psychotherapy and Supervision by arrangement
Who do I work with?
I am happy to work with people who contact me directly, via referral from their GP or other professional or through a family member. A first session is an opportunity to see how we get on and ensure that we are both comfortable to make an agreement to work together. I regard emotional distress and difficulty as a normal part of life which sometimes needs addressing in a professional context. We are all potentially vulnerable & we all have our limits. Sometimes we get stuck in patterns of being and relating which are unhelpful to us and which we may need to express, understand and begin to change.
I welcome those who seek Psychotherapy and Counselling because of unhappiness or trauma stemming from childhood and those whose issues originate in present day experiences, or indeed both. I will address both the causes of your difficulties and your symptoms such as Depression, Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Phobias. I see people long, medium and short term, as of need.
My Integrative practice, values & orientation have developed organically through over 33 years experience in mental health and substance misuse settings & private practice as well as through my training. I draw on a number of approaches including Object Relations & Attachment Theory from the Psychodynamic tradition, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Person Centred and Bodywork from a Humanistic perspective, and am more interested in connections than divisions between therapeutic approaches. Fostering and actively working with the Therapeutic Relationship is for me the central integrating principle of therapy.
Although mine is largely a verbal therapy, I also use art materials and other creative methods where clients find this useful.
I regularly practice Mindfulness which supports me in staying present with clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Reg Psychotherapist (Humanistic & Integrative College) since 1993
UKCP Reg Supervisor since 2014
Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy, Minster Centre, 1991
Diploma Integrative Supervision, Minster Centre, 2004
Diploma Therapeutic Massage, College of Holistic Medicine, 1987
Foundation Course in Group Analysis, Institute of Group Analysis 1986
BA (Hons) Philosophy & Sociology, University of Sussex 1983
Member of Minster Centre,
Staff (teaching) member of Welsh Psychotherapy Partnerships, Cardiff
Approved Primary Supervisor for Metanoia Institute since 1998
Approved Supervisor for Voluntary Alcohol Counsellors Training Scheme since 1989
My professional experience began in the mid 80s, within Therapeutic Community & then Mental Health Day Centre settings in East London. I went on to organise Day Care programmes for long term psychiatric patients moving out into group homes in Norfolk and subsequently spent four years working as a therapist within an NHS Community Drug Team in Norwich. I have been solely in Private Practice since 1995, both in East Anglia and from 2002 in Swansea. This has incorporated GP surgery counselling, extensive experience with Employee Assistance Programmes, providing individual and group therapy for Womens Aid, receiving referrals from an Eating Disorders service, working with clients of a Probation Service on Drug Rehabilitation Orders & working with members of the Deaf Community via Interpreter. Since October 2018 I have been a partner with the Swansea Counselling Colllective, providing a counselling service to staff of Swansea University.
My experience has taught me to be flexible & creative in my approach to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds. At the same time I am acutely aware of the commonalities we all share as human beings.
I have always been keen to use my experience to facilitate others and have developed and run numerous training days both privately and for organisations in eg. 'Abusive relationships', 'A Relational Approach to Substance Misuse' 'Working with Eating Disorders' & 'Deafness and Mental Health.'
I set up and co-ran an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling in East Anglia between 1995 & 2002.
Since 2010 I have been a staff member of Welsh Psychotherapy Partnerships, Cardiff (now a Member Organisation of UKCP), being Programme Leader for the 'Advanced Diploma in Relational Centred Counselling' & Head of Years 2&3 Integrative Psychotherapy Diploma.
I was also External Examiner for a University Counselling Training for 3 years.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
Fees are all £45 per 50 minutes. Reductions may be negotiated.
My office is conveniently situated, close to the town centre. Unfortunately I do not currently have disabled access, my room being on the first floor.
I subscribe to the UKCP Ethical Principles & Code of Professional Conduct, hold Professional Civil Liability Insurance (up to £3000,000) & an Enhanced Disclosure DBS Certificate.
I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) As required by the new GDPR Regulations coming into force on 25. 05.18. I will ask you to sign a privacy statement if you work with me. This gives your consent to my holding a minimal amount of information about you which is kept securely.This will be retained for a minimum of 7 years after our therapy/supervision is completed, in line with the requirements of professional bodies and insurers.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work from a ground floor room where clients have mobility problems, but this is difficult to access by wheelchair
Weekdays and early evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision from The Minster Centre, London (2004) and am on the UKCP Supervisors Register (established in 2014.) I have 28 years experience as a Supervisor.