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15th August 2020 
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Hello, my name is Kevin Rose. I am a psychotherapist, counsellor and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist offering counselling in Finchley, Barnet and the North London area and I also work online.

In my thirty years as a practising therapist I've helped many people from different backgrounds and I work with a range of therapies depending on what is best for the client. If you come to see me, the first session is 45 and I have a sliding scale of fees of 45-65.


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THERAPY IN LONDON

Life can sometimes throw at us more than we are able make sense of. This can affect you and your relationships, whether at work or in your personal life. A loss of self-confidence may lead to some critical, negative thinking. You find yourself behaving in a way you don't like, or in the same 'old situation', feeling some anxiety and feeling stressed at the same same. You know you don't want to be there, yet somehow it's happened again.


WHY COUNSELLING

When you come to see the therapist the ‘problem’ or the symptom you are describing often feels like it is just happening to you, rather than something you have a say in or control over. Counselling gives you a place where you can talk about what is happening in your life without the shame or guilty feelings that can be a part of the 'problem'. Getting it out in the open so you can have a look at what's going on, helps you understand how this is affecting your relationships and the situations you are facing, and also the anxiety you may well be feeling at times.

A part of this process is becoming more aware of how past relationships can play out in the present. This allows you to develop a mindful attitude towards yourself, rather than just reacting when you feel anxious and stressed.

But an important part of counselling, is that as it progresses, and you become more aware and confident, you can think about new ways to address the issues you are facing and start to make changes in the world outside counselling. Last of all, in this process you have someone there, travelling with you, as you start to find a more appropriate and better way to get on with your life.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Accredited counsellor, therapist and supervisor with over 30 years’ experience offering psychotherapy and counselling in the Finchley, Barnet and North London area.

  • Work with a range of therapies including: Psychodynamic and Existential Therapies, Person-Centred Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

  • Trained as an Existential Therapist with the Philadelphia Association.

  • Worked in NHS Alcohol Clinics, GP surgeries and Mental Health Resource Centres.

  • Taught and supervised at training institutions such as Regents College, the Minster Centre and the College of North East London.

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies.


  • ISSUES YOU CAN BRING TO COUNSELLING

    Counselling almost always starts with the ‘problem’ or what is sometimes called the symptom – feeling stressed, panic attacks, not sleeping well, thinking negatively about yourself, obsessing about things, procrastinating, often feeling tired and a myriad other ways of describing what is troubling you. But underneath the immediate pain or unhappiness is what I sometimes call an 'emotional logic'.

    What is that tendency which keeps you in a relationship that is not working, why do you keep obsessing about certain things, what’s making you so anxious at times and maybe feeling sad as well, why are you sometimes very critical of yourself and often feel you must do more than you need to and somehow end up sliding into those feeling of depression and low self-esteem? It is these subjective 'logics' or tendencies which can have an addictive quality, in the sense that you keep getting drawn into them, which the therapy explores. And it is by exploring them and understanding what is going on that paves the way for making real changes in your life.


    MY APPROACH

  • Is Phenomenological and Person-Centred - We take your experience and understanding as the beginning of our exploration and journey together.

  • Existential - Addresses the important issues and decisions that you are facing.

  • Psychodynamic - Helps you see how past relationships can have a real influence on your relationships now.

  • Solution focused - Thinks about strategies using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy that will help you move forward and make positive changes in your life .


  • THE FIRST STEP

    I offer counselling in Finchley, Barnet, Golders Green and the North London area and an introductory fee of 45 for the first session.

    If you’re on this website, you have probably been thinking about the difficulties you're facing and wondering what to do. Why not take that first step if you're feeling stuck and want to get on with your life. Counselling helps you understand the issues you’re facing and see them in a different light and discover there is another way forward.

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