Rosanna Williamson

Rosanna WilliamsonRosanna Williamson is a fully qualified and Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol) registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Williamson is  also a registered online therapist (CPCAB), and co-founder and director of The Online Therapy Centre.

She has a wide range of experience working as a psychologist in the NHS and in charitable settings, and has a particular interest working with mental health online. Williamson offers online therapy via instant chat sessions and weekly therapeutic emails. She is always happy to discuss what form of therapy a client might prefer, and what might best suit his circumstances.

Her aim is to work collaboratively with the client, and together find ways to help understand and work through whatever the client wish to bring.  She is trained in a variety of different therapy approaches which means that she  tailors her approach to what suits the client best as an individual.

Her professional accreditation include:

  • Practitioner Psychologist, Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), reg number: PYL29442
  • Chartered Member, British Psychological Society (BPS), reg number: 208214
  • CPCAB accredited online counsellor

Her qualifications include:

  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (CPsychol)
  • CPCAB accredited Online Counsellor
  • BSc Hons Psychology

Her areas of expertise range from anxiety, career, confidence, childhood issues, depression, family issues, grief and bereavement, personal development, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, separation and divorce, and stress and burnout.

Her therapy approach are eclectic, integrative, person centred and psychodynamic.

Credits to The Online Therapy Centre

Published: 24 July 2014

Last update: 05 April 2015

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Phil Haigh

Phil HaightPhil Haigh is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a counsellor and member of the BACP, Haigh is committed to working within a code of professional ethics.

He grew up in Leeds, UK and aside from a year spent in Canada, has spent the rest of his life living and working in the UK both in the private and public sectors. It was during this time that it occurred to him that what he most enjoyed in previous roles was helping people. As a result he resolved to find a role which would enable me to be more involved in helping others.

As someone who has previously struggled with stress, anxiety and panic attacks, Haigh understands just how frightening and exhausting life can feel when one is struggling. At times even a walk to the local shop or picking up the phone can seem like a superhuman effort. Often we find our own coping mechanisms work in the short-term but then lead us to bigger problems, until we risk a crisis or seek support. Knowing this from experience, he felt compelled to better understand and support others in learning to break free from this cycle and move forwards.

After a short introductory course in Counselling to see what it was all about, he quickly established a desire to learn more. Haigh became fascinated with psychology, philosophy, and how we all deal with the complications of every day life.

He went on to study Counselling at Huddersfield University, followed by a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Calderdale College in Halifax, during which he trained in the Person-Centred Approach. His  training included a voluntary placement at St Vincent’s, a holistic charity, counselling people from some the most deprived areas of Leeds through a variety of issues. He has found this work so personally rewarding that he has continued to volunteer on a weekly basis at St Vincent’s ever since.

Building on his initial training, Haigh was interested in broadening his understanding of the issues that blight human lives and ways of working with them. To expand his knowledge, Haigh undertook further study at Leeds Metropolitan University, completing a BSc in Therapeutic Counselling. He remain passionate about learning and continue to develop himself both professionally and personally. He also attends regular supervision sessions to ensure he continues to offer the best service possible.

Haigh is a lover of books and enjoy reading the latest books in psychology and research in the field, while remembering that the most important element in any counselling session is the client. Haigh is not a fan of jargon or academic language where unnecessary and for that reason he tries both in my writing and in person to avoid using any confusing psychological jargons.

If you would like to speak to him or make a low-cost appointment to see how you feel about counselling, don’t hesitate to contact him. You may also find his FAQ or Case Studies page helpful. You can also follow him on Twitter @CounsellorPhil. He looks forward to being a part of your journey.

Credits to Counselling in Leeds.

Published: 19 April 2014

Last update:23 April 2015

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