Counselling & Psychotherapy : What to expect?
Finding the right counsellor is important and I have put together an introductory video which shows you where we work and also gives you an idea of how I work, its the relationship between us that makes change happen. I am fully qualified and experienced in counselling & psychotherapy.
Depending on the issue we will work within a short to medium timeframe, we work together; I don’t just sit and listen, I will help you find new perspectives, coping mechanisms and work towards acceptance for a positive future.
About Ros Welch: Psychotherapist and Counsellor
From a career in design, marketing and latterly finance within the retail equipment industry, a series of life events in my 40's inspired me at 50 to channel my experiences into helping others as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
And now, with over 10 years experience; I can tell you that almost every dark cloud; no matter how dark; has a silver lining even if it is pretty hard to identify. more
Please give me a call on 07900 580300 or send me an email with any questions you may have or to arrange your FREE, confidential assessment.
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Could we have imagined back last spring when we clapped on Thursdays at 8.00pm, that the Covid 19 Pandemic would affect every part of our lives that we once took for granted?
Talking works, psychotherapy works even if the word sounds scary too and, we can work on-line whether its one to one or couples, its honest conversation without the explosions or the fog……
I provide Counselling & Psychotherapy to help with the
"Some people feel the rain, others just get wet" .. …
There are many, many ways of showing love but, strangely…
Make time for your conversations, be in the same room…
Grief, I have learned is really just love. Its the…
Panic attacks are not fatal = you will not die…
Couple Therapy can be brief and it can be slow…
Worrying can get to be a habit; usually a fear…
A sense of injustice fuels most anger, there are triggers…
The reasons men come to counselling are often about the…
When your thoughts get out of control...
Being gay is part of life.
Stop waiting for someone else to make your dreams come…
Most of us have childhood issues that continue to influence…
Some of us prefer being in a bad relationship than…
Sex has always been a wonderful expression of communication and…
What people say about my Counselling & Psychotherapy
AR Long Crendon
I always looked forward to my sessions with Ros, the tranquility of her little hideaway provided a place to escape and focus on my life. I suffered from low self esteem and the inability to ask for help or for what I wanted, Ros gave me to confidence to speak up and see that I was worth it. Ros is an excellent listener, offering sensible advice and strategies, she never failed to make me smile with her wonderful sense of humour.
AB, Stoke Mandeville
After enduring a life changing injury from a Road Traffic Accident, I sought counselling to assist with my adjustment disorder and subsequent depression. Ros is highly qualified counsellor and assisted me in so many aspects of my life – I am truly indebted. She has wicked sense of humour and our sessions were always balanced. It is rare that you connect with someone from the off, but with Ros it was like I had known her for years.
I had considered seeing a counsellor for years, and finally decided to go for it. When I first saw Ros I was a seemingly outgoing and happy person, however, this concealed the fact I suffered from issues with self-confidence, body image, paranoia, perfectionism along with, at times, drinking and spending to excess. Immediately Ros made me feel at ease and her sense of humour made it easy to open up and be completely honest with her. In a relatively short space of time, we identified the underlying issues which helped me to overcome the negative feelings I had previously lived with and accept how things were. The change was apparent to everyone, my friends and colleagues commented on how much more content and confident I had become. I could feel it too, a sense of calm, courage and self-worth which I had never known before. Ros also helped me to be honest with myself about my relationship and recognise how this too was affecting me. I went through some major life changing decisions during the time I was seeing Ros, and with her support found I was able to embrace these completely, and move forward positively. I would, and do, thoroughly recommend Ros to anyone considering counselling.
I found the sessions with you extremely useful. I recognise I was pretty miserable for the first six months of this year and I think our meetings were a great step towards breaking the unhealthy cycle I had gotten into. I appreciated your approach to your work: I felt the sessions were always very constructive and that you were attentive to the issues I raised. I also felt you to be extremely genuine and honest in your responses and suggestions which were very refreshing (because many people are not like this). I always felt at ease discussing unusual or difficult topics
JM, Princes Risborough
Right from my first visit with Ros I felt very at ease, I left with some stuff to work on and read up which made me feel more empowered to take my own self and my own life in my own hands. Ros helped me to understand where I came from, why I had become the person I am, both the good and not so good parts. She gave me tools to make the changes I wanted to make in the relationships closest to me and also in the way I viewed and treated myself. Thank you for being so easy to talk to, so encouraging, refreshingly frank at times and really quite funny.
Although I was reluctant to try private counselling at first, I cannot stress how glad I am to have made the decision to come to Ros and allow her to help me to help myself. She is the first counsellor I have seen who has made a real effort to allow me to express and understand what I’m feeling rather than trying to put words into my mouth for me. During our short but intensive time together, I went from feeling panicked and self-hating almost all the time to feeling like a real, functioning human being for the first time in a long time. She has a fantastic way of making you feel instantly at ease and taking away the fear of expressing your inner thoughts to a stranger.
Due to extreme stress my hair was falling out. My Trichologist suggested counselling. I went to see Ros and was so nervous on my first visit as I had no idea what to expect. Ros was so welcoming and put me immediately at ease. The surroundings were so calming and peaceful. Ros listened to me and pointed out different ideas and points of view that I had not considered before. I felt I could be completely open with her and say whatever was on my mind. After my second session Ros said she really didn’t think I needed to see her again as we had talked about the things that were causing me stress and she felt that I had dealt with them. I would not hesitate to go and see Ros again if I ever feel that life is getting on top of me. She helped me put things in perspective and I now look at life and events very differently. Ros is kind and understanding and did not judge me. My hair is no longer falling out and I generally feel better than I have in a very long time. If you are thinking about counselling speak to Ros, I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
It took me along time to bite the bullet and seek help for my spiralling anxiety issues, every day was becoming a constant battle against anxiety and panic attacks, after finding Ros through her website I was pleasantly surprised to find that not all counsellors have tweed jackets and sit behind a clip board. Ros made me feel comfortable the moment I met her, she has a great understating of anxiety, panic and all the issues surrounding this, the journey wasn’t easy and many tears and deep emotions were exposed in our weekly sessions, but she helped me to see things in another light and give me hope for a brighter future. Ros is very patient, understanding,has a great sense of humour, is down to earth and very easy to talk to. I would recommend Ros to anyone who needs a little help to get back on track in life.
Throughout my life I have been unable to have closure on the loss of a close friend. Through my sessions with Ros she helped me to see things from others perspective and see when I am stuck thinking as a child and not an adult. I was unsure about seeing a counsellor as I did not think my problems were important enough. But I’m so glad I took the plunge because it has helped me let go of so much anger and has improved my relationships with my family. More importantly I have made peace with myself. She also helped me with other issues by offering practical advice that really worked and continues to support me through emails on occasions. Best email I ever sent was asking her for help.
I hadn’t ever considered bereavement counselling until it was suggested as being a useful way to help deal with grief, and in my mind it wasn’t necessary and i didn’t need it as i was coping, yet i decided to give it a try and i am so glad that i did. Ros helped me to see that i wasn’t really dealing with things and through our meetings i was able to change behaviours that were impacting every day life in a negative way. Everything is so much more positive now and i am finally able to remember the good memories. Having suffered three losses in quick succession, I was anxious, fearful of what may happen next. I was angry and had low tolerance levels. Ros helped me find acceptance and gain perspective, to live my life without fear. SG Aylesbury Thank you again, my relationships are benefiting from the sessions we had and it’s feeling good to feel sad!