Ros Howell

Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

I offer open-ended and short-term one to one psychodynamic therapy that pays attention to the patterns that may have developed in your relationship with yourself, with others and with the outside world. A period of difficulty or stress may bring you to therapy but as we talk you may find this resonates with other experiences you have had in your life.

I trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counsellor at Brighton University and Goldsmiths, University of London as a Movement Psychotherapist. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA) and the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP).

I have a warm and empathetic style and believe that one of the most important and informative parts of therapy is the relationship we develop between us. Therapy has the potential to be a pleasurable experience even if we are talking about difficult or painful things and can often become a rewarding and fulfilling part of one’s life.

I previously practised Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) which was designed to support people who can experience emotional dysregulation and challenges in their relationships and sense of self. I also have experience in working with neurodiversity, differing experiences of sexuality and working with people with a personality disorder diagnosis. I have also worked with mothers and their young children, and refugees and asylum seekers.

Fees, rescheduling and cancellations 

Part of therapy’s helpfulness comes from it being a regular commitment that you and I both make. If occasionally you know you will be unable to make a session I will be able to offer you an alternative slot. I do charge for missed sessions but can also negotiate with you about any planned holidays as we begin our work together. Thinking together about how these aspects of the therapy might impact you can also be an important and valuable part of the therapy.

Get in touch to see how we can help you.