About me and my therapy practiceMy approach
Our sense of self is coloured by our early experiences and in many ways determines our adult choices, emotional reactions and internal dialogue. We absorb and adapt to the difficulties of our caregivers and circumstances, which are often filtered through previous generations of adversity. If this is your experience you may find yourself easily hijacked by strong emotions such as anger, fear, shame, anxiety or self-doubt; feeling easily rejected, judged or inadequate.
Maybe the values, beliefs or expectations of your family or culture are at odds with your authentic identity, creating an inner conflict or 'double bind'. Perhaps you have learned to feed an external sense of self – your job, possessions, status - and have lost touch with who you really are. Perhaps you have learned to put others first to the detriment of yourself. Maybe you jump into romantic relationships too quickly and deeply – or have decided you are better off by yourself and yet part of you longs for connection. Perhaps living with underlying anxiety manifests as a physical response that affects your health.
Difficulties in living are not always about the past, and living with difficult family relationships, isolation, grief, loss, worry or prejudice can often leave you feeling anxious, stuck, depressed, shut down, disconnected or drained.
In our sessions together we will create a safe and confidential space to explore your experiences with compassion, acceptance and insight – to bring new perspectives and understandings that help you to reconnect with your authentic self, lifting the burden of grievance, unfairness and self-doubt, learning to trust your inner wisdom and sense of purpose, and to attune to your physical experience.
Hi! I’m Roz Henderson and I am a qualified Pluralistic Counsellor with a Postgraduate Master’s Degree (MSc) in Counselling. I have also worked in the creative industries and love working with and nurturing creative minds.I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I have completed online-therapy training and I also have certification with The Online Therapy Institute.
I hold professional liability insurance and am a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Disclosure Scotland scheme.
My first session
Introductory sessions are 30 minutes long and I don’t charge for these. This is because I really understand how important getting the ‘right’ counsellor is, and I encourage potential new clients to shop around to find a therapist who feels right for them.
Sessions normally last for 60 minutes, though longer sessions can be booked by arrangement. I am currently only working online.
To book a free introductory session please contact me by email. Please let me know how you would like to be contacted to arrange your online appointment: a phone call, text or by email.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy