Rosy Wood-Bevan, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Rosy Wood-Bevan

Swansea SA1 English
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Rosy Wood-Bevan, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Rosy Wood-Bevan

Swansea SA1 English
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My Approach

My Integrative practice, values and orientation have developed organically through over 40 years experience in mental health and substance misuse settings and private practice as well as through my training. I draw on a number of approaches including Object Relations and Attachment Theory from the Psychodynamic tradition, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Person Centred and Bodywork from a Humanistic perspective, and am informed by more recent developments in the field of Trauma and Neuroscience. I am more interested in connections than divisions between therapeutic approaches. Fostering and actively working with the Therapeutic Relationship is for me the central integrating principle of therapy.
I am happy to work with people who contact me directly, via referral from their GP or other professional or through a family member. A first session is an opportunity to see how we get on and ensure that we are both comfortable to make an agreement to work together. I regard emotional distress and difficulty as a normal part of life which sometimes needs addressing in a professional context. We are all potentially vulnerable and we all have our limits. Sometimes we get stuck in patterns of being and relating which are unhelpful to us and which we may need to express, understand and begin to change.

About Me

UKCP Reg since 1993
UKCP Reg Supervisor since 2014
Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy Minster Centre, 1991
Diploma Integrative Supervsion Minster Centre, 2004
Foundation Course in Group Analysis, Institute of Group Analysis 1986
BA (Hons) Philosophy and Sociology, University of Sussex 1983
Member of Minster Centre
Co-Director, Core Trainer and Teaching Member, Welsh Psychotherapy Institute, Cardiff (UKCP MO)
Approved Primary Supervisor for Metanoia Institute since 1998
Approved Supervisor for Voluntary Alcohol Counsellors Training Scheme since 1989

I offer Psychotherapy, Counselling, Couple work, Supervision and Training
Specialist Substance Misuse Practice
Group Psychotherapy and Supervision by arrangement

My professional experience began in the mid 80s, within Therapeutic Community and then Mental Health Day Centre settings in East London. I went on to organise Day Care programmes for long term psychiatric patients moving out into group homes in Norfolk and subsequently spent four years working as a therapist within an NHS Community Drug Team in Norwich. I have been solely in Private Practice since 1995, both in East Anglia and from 2002 in Swansea. This has incorporated GP surgery counselling, extensive experience with Employee Assistance Programmes and a universty staff counselling service, providing individual and group therapy for Womens Aid, receiving referrals from an Eating Disorders service, working with clients of a Probation Service on Drug Rehabilitation Orders and working with members of the Deaf Community via Interpreter.

My experience has taught me to be flexible and creative in my approach to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds. At the same time I am acutely aware of the commonalities we all share as human beings.

Training Experience:
* I have developed and run numerous training days both privately and for organisations in eg. 'Abusive relationships', 'A Relational Approach to Substance Misuse' 'Working with Eating Disorders' & 'Deafness and Mental Health.'
* I set up and co-ran an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling in East Anglia between 1995 and 2002.
* Since 2010 I have been a staff member of Welsh Psychotherapy Partnerships, Cardiff (now a Member Organisation of UKCP), being Programme Leader for the 'Advanced Diploma in Relational Centred Counselling' and subsequently Programme Leader for Years 2 and 3 Integrative Psychotherapy Diploma.
*I was also External Examiner for a University Counselling Training for 3 years.

My fees are:
£55 per 50 minutes where clients are self-funding.
£60 where organisationally or health insurance funded
£60 for couple work
£55 for supervisionwhere self-funded
£60 where organisationally funded.
Reductions may sometimes be negotiated.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I worked for four years as a therapist with a Community Drug team during the early 90s and have subsequently provided therapy for clients of Llanelli Probation Serice on Drug Treatment and Rehabiltation Orders. Over the years I have worked with numerous clients experiencing substance use issues within my private practice. I have developed training days in engaging with substance using clients from a Relational perspective, for a range of agencies. The dissertation for my original psychotherapy training was on an Object Realtions approach to working with substance use. My key premise is understanding substance use as a substitute for unmet relational needs.
I have specific and extensive experience, over an eleven year period, of working with a member of the Deaf Community, much of this via BSL/English interpreter. Together, the Interpreter and I also developed training days for therapists and for translators, and gave a presentation entitled 'Trust in Translation' (exploring the 3-way dynamics of this work) at two conferences.
I received psychotherapy referrals and provided groupwork for clients of Swansea Womens Aid over several years. Subsequently I provided supervision for staff of the service and ran training days on the dynamics of abusive relationships for a range of agencies. Abuse within relationships past and present, whether involving physical violence, sexual abuse or psychologically coercive control, remains a key theme for many of my clients.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bulimia
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Couple Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Family
  • Gender
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Online Counselling
  • Parents
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Prescribed Drug Dependence
  • Private Practice Issues
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Step Families
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Supervision
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Terminal Illness
  • Training
  • Transgender
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Swansea Office

11 Chaddesley Terrace
Mount Pleasant
Swansea SA1 6HB

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Rosy Wood-Bevan

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