About Myself and how I work
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Are you or do you know of anyone feeling:
• Worry and over-thinking about the situation and its consequences
● Poor concentration on other things and easily distracted
●Feelings of anxiety
● Feelings of panic
● Restlessness and fidgeting
● Sleep disturbances
● Poor daily functioning and difficulty carrying out routine tasks
● Avoidance of usual tasks and routines
● Feelings of helplessness and loss of control or incompetence
● Fatigue and muscle ache
Then you are in the right place.
My names are Rose Stephen. I am a psychotherapist and cognitive-behavioral therapist with her private practice based in Surrey KT13 and London SW1. I work both face to face at my two practices and worldwide vie internet platforms, including Zoom, Skype, and telephone.
I specialize in using a combination of counselling approaches, which includes cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional, emotional freedom techniques to help regulate emotional distress like anxiety, solution-focused approach, psychodynamic approach, and person center to work with couples, teenagers, and adults.
I have worked in different sectors, including mental health services, drug and alcohol, 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.
If you’d like to know more about me or the way I work, please look at my website, http://ltmcounselling.co.uk, but fundamentally I can help you in the following form. 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 tell me 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 make a better sense of your experiences and thoughts and emotions and explore options. I help you to uncover meanings and recognize 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 listened to and feel heard, and when someone truly listens, then talking can help you feel valued, alive, and connected.
Alongside my private practice as the founder of Listen to me counselling practice, I’ve worked for NHS mental health, with people’s experiences with first 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, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Because of my cultural background, I come with different cultural knowledge, experiences, and working styles. I apply unique talents and skills when working with clients from a multicultural background.
How could I help you?
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 positively 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-centered belief that every human being has an actualizing 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: empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness. You will feel free, safe, and strong enough to talk about your difficulties without feeling judged.
What kinds of problems could I help you with?
I work with teenagers, young people, and 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 have expertise 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 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.
Please do explore my website, www.ltmcounselling.co.uk (link at the top of the page), where you will find out more about me and what I offer.
I am a BUPA, and AVIVA Insurance provider, should this be required.
I hold a current, enhanced DBS certificate.
- Higher Diploma in Person-Centred counselling
- CBT Cert.
- A degree in Substance Misuse management and
- A Master in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation
How I Work
Deciding to ask for help may not be easy. Our first meeting is an introductory one in which we can decide whether this service is right for you.
Counselling provides an opportunity to express your feelings and thoughts, and be heard in a non-judgemental way. It may be at a time in your life when the way in which you normally cope with things, doesn’t work for you anymore. My approach is integrated counselling offering you a different approach that is individual and comfortable for you.
I recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of us all, and believe that each person has the capacity to change in the way that is right for them.
All personal information disclosed in counselling is confidential except in circumstances outlined by the BACP ethical framework, e.g. to protect someone from physical harm or when required by a court of law. I have regular counselling supervision with a senior colleague.
I cover the areas of Weybridge in Surrey and Gloucester Road in Kensington, London. For anyone seeking counselling who is unable to access my consulting room in these areas, I also do telephone and skype counselling.