Rowena Smyth MBACP
Whether you have a specific problem you’re struggling to live with or simply feel that there’s something not right with your life - overwhelmed and confused or underwhelmed and living under a shadow - I’m here to offer you a calm, supportive haven where we can focus on you and find a way for you to feel in control of your life, and at peace with yourself.
I’m a qualified Humanistic Counsellor and member of the BACP. I don’t have a perfect life or hold all the answers but through working with me you’ll experience non-judgemental listening, warmth, empathy (and even humour) alongside a background of Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis training.
We are slowly shaped by all the relationships we have experienced in our life and out of our awareness we adapt our thoughts and feelings to make ourselves feel worthwhile or fit in with others’ expectations. Through our counselling relationship, I can help you rediscover and accept your genuine self; one that is robust enough to embrace whatever life throws your way.
The Next Step:
If you would like a consultation, please call or email me so we can talk through your situation. From there we can book a first session which will enable you to explore what is happening for you right now...and where you hope to be after counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I first started work in a supportive environment in 2011 when I started training and working with The Samaritans. The experience of working with people at crisis point, has enabled me to frame my work and provide a highly robust and considered approach.
My clients span all genders and diversities, and I work with all ages. My specialisms include:
- working with older age clients (from 60-85+)
- middle life issues including divorce; redundancy, retirement and financial change
- issues relating to family dynamics (currently and in earlier life)
- empty nesters and change
I have public liability insurance and attend regular continuing personal development.
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My fees start at £45 for an individual 50 minute session or 1 hour sessions at £50.
Please email me using the counselling directory form, or phone me directly to talk through your individual requirements.
I am based in Tunbridge Wells, with on street parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible availability including some evenings.
Types of client