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We can't always be in control of circumstances in our life. Life events, situations and people can affect us in many different ways.  You may find yourself:


  • Feeling overwhelmed with life and unable to cope

  • Having difficulty dealing with feelings of guilt, shame, frustration and anger

  • Want to change unfulfilling aspects of your life 

At Rose River Therapy we are here to help and find the best therapy to for you. We specialise in the following areas:

PTSD & trauma

Trauma is a response to a distressing experience that overwhelms a person's ability to cope. It results from exposure to an incident or series of events that are emotionally disturbing or life threatening. Trauma can have lasting adverse effects on a person's functioning and their mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Reactions to trauma include intrusive thoughts and memories, hypervigilance, hyperarousal, avoidance and dissociation. At Rose River Therapy we specialise in trauma taking a trauma informed approach to care.  We are trained in the most advanced trauma focused interventions including Brainspotting and EMDR. 


Losing someone important to us can be emotionally devastating. Feelings of grief can also occur from other types of loss or changes in circumstance including changes in ways of life that usually bring us comfort and stability. Common grief reactions include shock, disbelief or denial. We can help you to process the physical and emotional effects of grief and help as you gradually adjust and rebuild your life following a loss.

DEPRESSION sadness & 
low mood

We all have spells of feeling low in mood but depression can make you feel persistently sad and down for weeks or months at a time. Symptoms of depression include feeling unhappy or hopeless. You may have low self-esteem, finding no pleasure in the things you usually enjoy. You may have feelings of irritability, frustration or restlessness, have feelings of guilt or worthlessness. You may have difficulty sleeping, have no energy or have difficulty concentrating. We can help you, with therapies such as CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy and brain body approaches. 

ANXIETY, panic, worries & fears

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, like a worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone feels anxious from time to time but when anxiety becomes problematic, our worries can be out of proportion with relatively harmless situations. Anxiety reactions can become intense or overwhelming. They can cause changes in our behaviour - like avoidance or being overly cautious - and can interfere with our everyday lives and relationships. Panic attacks can be incredibly frightening. We have a range of techniques to help with both specific and generalised anxiety disorders. 


A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear. They develop when a person perceives an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation, event, place, object or animal. Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder. If a phobia becomes severe, a person may organise their life around avoiding the thing that's causing anxiety. Phobias can end up restricting day to day life as well as causing a lot of distress. We are trained to help with techniques involving exposure and desensitisation. 

LOW SELF ESTEEM & lacking in confidence

Low self-esteem can occur when someone lacks confidence about who they are and what they can do. It can often lead to feeling incompetent, unloved or inadequate. People who struggle with low self-esteem are consistently afraid about making mistakes or letting other people down. Negative thinking in general is linked to low self-worth as is having a self-critical inner voice. We can help with a range of CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy and compassion focused approaches. 

RELATIONSHIP  difficulties

Relationships come in all shapes and sizes. When we encounter difficulties with a partner, child, parent, family member, work colleague, friend or anyone else, it can be stressful, upsetting and destabilising. Here at Rose River Therapy we help people to better understand interactional patterns and dynamics impacting on individual issues. We can help you to make sense of your relationship and connections within a system whether personal, family based or professional. 

STRESS & burnout

Stress is a physiological reaction to feeling under pressure, threatened or having too many demands placed on us. It usually occurs when we find ourselves in a situation that we don't feel we can adequately manage or control. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It develops when we feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained and unable to meet constant demands. We can help with a range of cognitive and brain-body techniques to resource and rebalance the nervous system. 


Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following: Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence). Psychological and emotional abuse, physical or sexual abuse, financial abuse, harassment and stalking, online or digital abuse, narcissistic abuse. Any of these can have a devastating effect on a person and can leave them feeling mentally and emotionally broken. We can help with a range of trauma focused approaches. We also work closely with The Daisy Chain Project - a domestic abuse charity providing legal and psychological support for those going through court proceedings. 

WOMEN'S issues 

Let's face it, women don't always have it easy! Here at Rose River Therapy we understand and work with a range of issues specific to women. Particularly those involving women's physical and reproductive health, hormonal and pregnancy related issues, birth trauma, endometriosis, perimenopause and menopause. Alongside this, women can often find themselves taking on the brunt of the care giving and household responsibilities which can lead to exhaustion and burn out. We can help you to achieve a better life balance as well as managing many of the other challenges faced by women. 

children therapy



For children specifically we can help with: 

  • Adjustment to changed family circumstances including parental separation and divorce

  • Difficulties that result from bullying, accidents, illnesses, hospitalisation

  • Paediatric related issues involving medical or health conditions

  • Attachment related difficulties

  • Anger management and other interpersonal difficulties

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