Stephanie Rotherham BA Hons MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor
Kingston Upon Thames
Why come to Therapy ?
Sometimes the struggles in our lives feel overwhelming and impossible to share with others, coming to therapy will support you in exploring and normalise these feelings helping you to find your way forward. Such feelings can be triggered by a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, bereavement, sexual or domestic abuse (recent or historic), self esteem and low confidence, relationship issues, panic disorders, health anxiety, sexual issues or a change in circumstances such as divorce, redundancy or unemployment and many others. Working together therapeutically we can create a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore the issues causing you anxiety and stress.
Sometimes you may just have a general sense of malaise, a lack of fulfilment or a feeling of flatness, unhappiness or anger where you feel unable to identify the causes. Together we can work through these difficult feelings and discover the underlying source.Therapy can also be about recognising the patterns of behaviour that keep us stuck, understanding how and why we developed them and making active changes. I practise an integrated model of counselling, allowing me to draw on a wide range of psychological theories to help you find your way forward.
I also have specialised training in somatic trauma therapy. If you have been involved in of a traumatic incident such as a rape or other form of physical attack, car accident, burglary complicated bereavement or witnessing a traumatic incident, you may find yourself struggling with the after effects. Trauma of this kind can triggers your flight/fight response and leave your body/mind in a heightened state of alert which creates continuing difficulties such as flash backs, disassociation and heightened stress responses. I can help you develop techniques to address this and resolve the trauma going forward.
I am an experienced BACP accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor and Supervisor with 10 years experience within Private Practice, the NHS and the charity sector. I am also a registered practitioner for Bupa and Aviva. As an Integrative Relational practitioner I can choose from a range of psychological theories allowing us to tailor the best approach for you. I feel that the relationship we create together is absolutely integral to the success of the work so offer a reduced rate initial session so you can get a sense of whether I might be the right person for you.
I know that seeking support can feel very daunting, so I take care at the initial session to explain the counselling process, explore your expectations and needs and ensure that you really feel I am the right person to help you. After this we can commit to a further 6-12 sessions if you have a specific issue you want to work on or longer open ended work if appropriate.
I believe trust is central in building a successful therapeutic relationship trust so I provide a warm, empathic, non- judgemental space where we can explore, in complete confidentiality, whatever has led you to counselling.
My private practice is based in North Kingston (about 10 mins walk from the station). It is easily accessible by train and bus and there is free parking on the road. I can offer weekly daytime and evening (last 8pm) as well occasional weekend slots.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered and Accredited Member of BACP
BA Hons Integrative Relational Counselling
AQA Intermediate Counselling Skills.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Gestalt Certificate in Working with Children and Adolescents
Diploma in Integrative Relational Supervision
Certificate in Somatic Trauma Training with Babette Rothschild
I have been working in Private Practise in Kingston since Nov 2013
I have worked previously in General Practice in Kingston from and a charitable low cost counselling service in Epsom.( Sep 2009 - Jul 2013) I have experience with a broad range of issues including, anxiety, abuse, depression, bereavement, self esteem, transitions (please see below for a more comprehensive list)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
I offer week-day sessions from 8:00 and my last session is 19:00
The sessions are 50 minute and fee is £55.
I offer a reduced rate initial session - allowing you to explore whether counselling feels right to you and whether we are the right people to work together.
I also offer a limited number of reduced fee places for students and those on lower incomes please ask about availiability.
24 hours notice is required when cancelling a session and if not the full fee of £55 will be charged.
Fees will be reviewed on an annual basis
Duration of Counselling
I work on either a short term (6-12 weeks) and/or long term (open ended) basis depending upon your needs. We would discuss this at our initial session. This can be flexible and reviewed throughout our work.
Code of Ethics
As an Accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
BUPA & AVIVA
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Are you looking for counselling supervision to develop and safeguard your work with clients ?.