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Approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred, Facetime and Telephone sessions: adjusting methods to suit during Covid-19.
Battling with a drug addiction or an alcohol addiction is incredibly difficult. It’s not just fighting against the substances, it is often a battle of the mind. I have worked with clients in this area to help X, Y, Z
Losing someone in your life can be a heart breaking experience, it can be life changing and your emotions cannot be quantified or explained easily. I have experience in this area of X, Y, Z
Rape & Sexual Assault
Listen To Me Counselling offers a safe and confidential support service for women and men who have been sexually assaulted at any point in their life. It is really important that you find a counsellor that you trust, which is why I have a 1:1 with clients before X. I have experience with X, Y, Z
I have lived and traveled in several countries and various cities. This led me to come across different cultures, languages, religions, values and how this influences our way of thinking about ourselves, others, and the world in general. I appreciate how culture and traditions influence our beliefs and behaviours. Adapting to new environments and/or situations may be challenging and finding somewhere to belong is a complex process. I can support you in those times. I welcome clients from all backgrounds
I am also available to take referrals from the Black Lives Matter community.
My name is Rose Stephen. I am a psychotherapist and cognitive behavioural therapist with a private practice in Surrey KT13 and London SW1. I work both face-to-face at my two practices and also worldwide vie internet platforms, including Zoom, Skype, and telephone.
I specialise in using a combination of approaches to talk therapy, which includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), transactional, emotional freedom techniques to help regulate emotional distress like anxiety, solution-focused, psychodynamic, and person-centred. I work with couples, teenagers, and adults.
I have worked in different sectors, including mental health services, drug and alcohol services, juvenile prison, offending youth service, GP’s, and Early Intervention in psychosis service. I offer short-term and open-ended therapy, and always tailor my approach to each individual because we all have different needs.
Apart from us working as a good team player, I will invite you to sit down in a relaxed and informal way, and we have a conversation as I know you are the expert of your experience. I help you to tell me what is the presenting problem, how it started and developed, and what is maintaining it. I listen very carefully without making judgments or offering any easy answers. Instead, I help you to make better sense of your experiences together with your thoughts and emotions and explore options. I help you to uncover meanings and recognise patterns, providing you with greater self-awareness. And I help you to think more kindly of yourself and gain a clearer understanding of your relationships with others. In essence, when you allow yourself the time and space to be heard, and when someone truly listens, then talking can help you feel valued, alive, and connected.
We can’t undo what has happened to us in the past, but therapy can equip you with tools to move on more easily, it can increase your resilience, and it can enable you to make positive changes going forward.
Alongside my private practice, as the founder of Listen To Me counselling practice, I have also worked for NHS mental health services, with people experiencing episodes of psychosis, depression, and anxieties. I also worked with IESO digital health, working with clients with different mental health problems, including panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, eating disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Because of my cultural background, I come with different cultural knowledge, experiences, and working styles. I have different talents and skills when working with clients from a multicultural background.
Most frequent questions and answers
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Sometimes our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap us in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with your difficulties in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. In our session, we will be working together to determine your goals for therapy and learning different techniques to help you achieve your goal.
The person-centred belief that every human being has an actualising tendency to grow, to develop, and to reach its full potential. The person who understands clients’ difficulties is the client themselves. Therefore my task as your therapist will be to provide you with the right conditions, which are: empathy, unconditional positive regards, and genuineness, where you will feel free, safe, and strong enough to talk about your difficulties without feeling judged.
I work with teenagers, young people, adults who are experiencing a range of difficulties including alcohol and substance misuse problems, relationship issues, sexual abuse, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, General anxieties, obsessive-compulsive disorder, worry and perfectionism, anger and aggression, schizophrenia and other psychoses, personality disorders: post-traumatic disorder, self-harm, paranoia, low self-esteem, and work or life stress.
I hold expertise skills in providing evidence-based practice in accordance with the National Institute of Excellence (NICE) guidelines and the research evidence base for common difficulties experienced, such as anxiety and depression.
Using evidence-based practice with a focus on the importance of a trusting, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, I can guide an individual or couple through the process of therapy to achieve their goal of treatment so that they can live to the fullness of their potential. I am a dedicated practitioner and am committed to showing genuine concern and support for those in my care.
I am a BUPA, and AVIVA Insurance provider, should this be required.
I hold a current, enhanced DBS certificate.
MSc in Forensic Psychology
MSc in Substance Misuse Management
High Dip. in therapeutic Counselling
Dip. in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Distinction
Dip. in Couples Counselling – Distinction
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