Rowan Long | Accredited Counsellor | Timsbury | NCS

Rowan Long

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-08623

Location: Timsbury

Counselling doesn't have to just mean talking. Laugh. Cry. Whisper. Scream. Shout. Swear. Swear some more. Feel free to use counselling the way you wish to, in a warm, non-judgemental and accepting space. 

I firmly believe that the collaborative relationship is key, and endeavour to keep this at the heart of any work I do. Amongst other strategies I use to encourage clients to move towards finding their 'true selves' and, ultimately, acceptance of who they are, I am particularly interested in how early attachments form our past, current and future relationships as well as how different 'parts' of us emerge and are strengthened as coping mechanisms in certain situations. 

I have worked with a wide range of client issues including anxiety, low confidence and self-esteem, trauma, antidepressant withdrawals, depression, self-harm, bereavement and loss, physical and learning disabilities, sexual and gender identity, suicidal ideation and general feelings of low mood and loneliness. 

As well as allowing clients to talk through their feelings, I have also employed creative techniques including free drawing, letter writing, poetry and songwriting, play scriptwriting and sand tray work. I believe that counselling is vital for a person to discover themselves at a deeper level, moving beyond a comfortable standard of understanding towards a higher comprehension of their unique personality and being.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I currently work exclusively in private practice.

    I have a diploma in person-centred counselling through Strode College, Street and have completed training courses in:

    Couples Counselling
    Email Skills for Counsellors
    Attachment and Brain Development
    Impulsive Behaviour
    Emotion Coaching
    Understanding Sexual Violence and Responding to Disclosure
    Asperger's in the Therapy Room
    The Making of Mental Illness
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: How Can Therapy Help?
    Anxiety and Attachment
    Introduction to Sandtray Therapy
    Interagency Child Protection
    Supporting Patients with Low Self-Esteem & Lack of Confidence
    Telephone Counselling
    The Effects of Attachment Styles on Teenagers
    Supporting Clients with Eating Disorders
    Deliberate Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviours
    DBT Essentials
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner Certificate
    Introduction to Internal Family Systems
    Learning to Cope and Thrive Through Psychiatric Medication Withdrawal
    Trauma Recovery Focused Pathway
    Complex Trauma and Dissociation
    Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Diploma
    Understanding and Working with Codependency
    EFT Introduction
    Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
    Working with Trauma Memories
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Prescribed Psychiatric Drug Dependence/Withdrawal
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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