Rowena Dodds

Rowena Dodds

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Emsworth

Emsworth PO10
Sessions from £55.00


  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


I work in private practice on:

- Mondays 1300 - 2000

- Fridays     0900 - 1200

I provide face-to-face therapy at Hampshire Health, Emsworth; online therapy via Zoom and can be available for local home visits under certain circumstances.

Please contact me for availability:

- Email:

- Mobile: 07846 771389

- Website:

About me and my therapy practice

Hi.  I'm guessing you have hit an emotional roadblock if you are looking for a counsellor.  If you are finding life's challenges daunting or emotions overwhelming, I can offer you a safe space to explore the problems and create your own solutions.  I can guide you through strategies to manage what life throws at you whilst building your confidence and resilience along the way.  

I think it's most important to find the right therapist and therapy for your needs so I offer a free 30-minute telephone consultation to help you determine your next steps.

Practice description

Hi, my name is Rowena. I am a qualified and accredited CBT/REBT therapist.

About me

Having grown up with a parent who had difficulty managing their mental health, I wanted to understand and be able to alleviate the pain that came with that condition.  I have a background in teaching Psychology and have spent over 9 years working in mental health services. I still work with Mind where I have specific responsibilities for Carers' Support and am an Autism Ambassador.  I worked on a voluntary basis within Solent NHS’ Talking Change service for 18 months whilst completing my CBT/REBT training.

What does CBT/REBT mean?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short-term therapy to build awareness of how thoughts impact on behaviours and feelings. CBT asks you to challenge your thoughts.

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is a form of CBT which first asks how you are experiencing your emotions. Emotions are the body’s way of prompting you to act. Feeling sad if you have a loss, angry if frustrated, anxious if under threat is quite normal and therapy is not required if these emotions pass when the situation passes. REBT helps deal with emotions that have outlived their purpose and that leave you stuck.

The techniques are well-structured, easily taught and enable you to become your own therapist as you experience emotions throughout life. Although focusing on current experiences, REBT can help you uncover underlying beliefs that were set in childhood and continue to trip you up today.

Having worked with Mind for 9 years now, I have experience of other therapies too.  The REBT Integrative course enabled me to apply these therapies within an REBT framework so I am able to select appropriate tools and strategies for individual needs.

Contact me

If you would like to explore whether CBT/REBT would help you, contact me and leave a message. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

My first session

I find the first session is, by necessity, a getting to know each other session.  By carrying out a short assessment we can gauge how we feel about working together.  I will be happy to answer any questions you have about how we will work together.  It is important we both feel comfortable enough to be open to share information and receive feedback.

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited