Rosalind TownsendHuman Givens psychotherapist
Are you affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger or addiction? Are you overwhelmed or disheartened by difficulties relating to life challenges or changes? Do you need support to re-think or repair a relationship, or to reassess priorities or work-life balance? If so, I can help.
Our work will begin with me listening – really listening – to what has been going on for you and what has brought you to seek some support. Using Human Givens psychotherapy and counselling we will access resources that you have and will then, together, formulate a plan for moving forward, and work through it in a way and at a pace that is right for you as an individual.
The approach that I take draws on the best of CBT, person centred and solution focused therapy, set within a holistic understanding of what we need as human beings to lead emotionally healthy lives. It is fast and effective with most people where they want to be in around 4-6 sessions (sometimes less, occasionally more and always dictated by the pace of work that is right for you). My aim is always that you will leave each session feeling a little better, more hopeful and more confident in your ability to recover or make the changes that you would like to see in your life.
What you can expect from me: effective and practical therapeutic support and life-enhancing conversations & outcomes. The sessions that I offer take one of 2 forms:
Therapy: effective relief from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, phobias, addiction, stress, grief, poor sleep and more... I have supported many people as they seek to build strong relationships, healthily negotiate changes such as divorce, career change, life stages or retirement, or move through loss or periods of difficulty.
Coaching: for support in ongoing high achievement in both personal and professional roles. Inspiring conversations about risk, fulfilment and building a life with meaning and purpose at its heart.
If what you read here sounds as if it's right for you, get in touch now by email or phone: you can book a first session today - or request a 15-minute initial call (free of charge) so I can answer any questions you might still have.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 07814 414005
I will always respond to you as soon as possible.
Since founding the Beacon Clinic in 2009, I have helped many hundreds of people move forward from all kinds of emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, anger, domestic abuse, as well as helping many people with neurological differences, such as autism, SPD or Aspergers to manage these more effectively and begin to thrive.
I have a special interest in working with trauma and have done extensive work with military veterans and members of the blue-light services and have published a book on this subject, PTSD: Understanding and Recovery which can be viewed on Amazon. I am a trustee of the military charity, PTSD Resolution.
Alongside my therapy practice, I am involved in training on mental health issues for both the private and public sectors, working extensively with, and developing and delivering courses for, universities, government departments, military charities, the NHS, as well as fire and ambulance services across the UK.
Kind words from recent clients:
Thank you so much… this had been going on for years but I now know why and what to do about it if things start going pear-shaped again at work in future and I feel better than I have done for a long, long time. PS I’m still sleeping really well! Teacher ( depression)
I never really felt that anyone had listened or understood before. You did both, and then helped me to understand myself why I had been having such horrible nightmares and symptoms. I still have the ‘scribbles’ you did for me stuck on my fridge as reminders. Paramedic, (trauma)
I’d had a sense that something was missing for a long time but couldn’t get to the bottom of what it was. Understanding what the ‘recipe’ for a fulfilling life is was a breakthrough moment for me… and I’m now moving steadily towards living one. University Lecturer, Bristol (loss of direction in life)
I like to know how things work and then I can fix them. I didn’t know until I came to see you that it was even possible to think like that about mental health – but I’m much happier now I know I can ‘fix it’ when things go wrong – I feel in control again. Engineer, Plymouth (anxiety)
Thank you so much for your help with preparing for my exams. I got the place at university that I wanted to and I know that that wouldn’t have happened without your support. Student
I wish you were available on prescription! I really thought this would be a waste of time when my sister brought me along but I can only thank you for all you have done which a lifetime of pills hasn’t been able to. Retired shop worker (long-term depression)
OnlineI provide my services online
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Individual session - £85 per 1 hr session.
Couples work - £125 per 1 hr session.
I am able to offer out-of-hours appointments, subject to availability, during early evenings and weekends at an extra cost of £20 per session.
Military Veterans and Family members - FREE support through the charity PTSD Resolution - please contact for details and further information.
Change can be easier than you think
Most people can be helped in 4-6 sessions, although some people only need one or two and others with more complex difficulties may require more.
Training and qualifications
Human Givens Post Graduate Diploma 2009
BA(Hons) English, Exeter University, 2001
Post Graduate Certificate in Education 2002