Rowena Dodds | Accredited Counsellor | Emsworth | NCS

Rowena Dodds

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-08356

Location: Emsworth

Hi, we all need some support sometimes. My name is Rowena. I can listen and help you find your way through the fog. Let me show you strategies to help you manage the anxiety, re-build your self-esteem and find your own way through. The magic for me is being part of your journey as you embrace growth and learn to trust your emotions.

I am qualified as a counsellor using integrative psychotherapy and CBT. A particular area of interest is neurodiversity (ways in which people process information differently from each other eg people with ADHD or Autism) and how that interacts with mental health:
- anxiety
- depression
- frustration/anger
- self-esteem
- relationships
- shame
- experience of trauma

However, I do also see a range of clients who experience these mental health issues who are not considered neurodiverse.

Another area of interest is carer support. Those whose mental health is impacted because of the responsibilities they have caring for others. It can be surprising how easily we neglect our own emotions when we are focused on other people.

I have had a varied career journey that has led me to finding answers for myself to life’s challenges and providing therapy to support others to do the same. I am currently a Senior Wellbeing Advisor with Solent Mind and have been working at Fareham & Gosport Wellbeing Service since 2013. I carried out my placement work within the Solent NHS Talking Change service in Portsmouth.

I love supporting people to improve their experience of life. Moving to a different area has prompted me to continue this independently as well as continuing my work with Solent Mind.

I hold a current Enhanced DBS and am registered on the Update Service.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma in Integrative CBT/REBT - College of CBT Distinction Jan 2021
    Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT - College of CBT Merit Aug 2020
    Diploma in CBT/REBT - College of CBT Pass Apr 2019
    Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills - Peter Symonds Pass Jul 2014
    Level 2 Certificate in Counselling - Peter Symonds Pass Jul 2013
    PGCE (PCE) - University of Portsmouth Pass Jul 2007
    BSc (Hons) Psychology - Open University 2-1 May 2004

    Training in:
    The Decider Skills (Feb 2018)
    Mindfulness and Focusing-orientated approach (Mar 2017)
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Spring 2014 and Mar 2017)
    Working with Personality Disorder KUF, Awareness Level (Spring 2016)
    Transactional Analysis 101 (Jun 2013)
  • What I can help with
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Carers
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
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