The Counselling & Psychotherapy Service
Most personal problems can be helped through counselling/psychotherapy including anxiety, stress, depression, family and relationship difficulties, sexual problems or identity issues.
We have an experienced, qualified, professional practitioner who is a member of the UK’s leading counselling regulatory body. The team consists of;
- Alison Evans – Service Manager / Psychosexual Therapist
We also are a BACP placement provider and have students working within the department who are gaining additional clinical hours.
What is counselling?
Counselling is not the same as giving advice. A counsellor helps you to understand more clearly the issues that concern you. They respect your values, choices and lifestyle.
Sessions take place in a comfortable private setting and usually last for 50 minutes. Counselling is given at a pace to suit you. After your first visit you will decide together how many sessions you may need.
What are the benefits of counselling?
Counselling provides a space where you are able to acknowledge the problems you are having to deal with. In a non-judgemental way, the counsellors will seek to help you overcome your fears and learn new ways to manage, giving you the courage and strength to challenge the difficulties in a safe environment where you can feel supported and encouraged. Very often it can be helpful to talk to someone who is not involved in the situation and you can see things in a different way, which can often also be really helpful. Our counsellors are used to dealing with these issues so you can be sure that you have the correct support in place.
What services do we provide?
Specialist Counselling Service
We provide therapeutic support and help patients in addressing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance misuse, domestic abuse, eating disorders, loss & bereavement, low moods, obsessive compulsive disorders and post-natal depression.
Some of the therapeutic interventions which we use could include CBT; this is cognitive behavioural therapy and allows you to work with changing your patterns of behaviour.
Patients come to us for a variety of reasons. Whilst not an exhaustive list, some of these include;
-Losing a pregnancy through miscarriage, stillbirth or termination
-Difficulties during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period
-Maternal Mental Health
-Potential Foetal Abnormalities
-Early pregnancy and fertility problems
-Pre or post-surgery anxieties
-Sexual assault or abuse
-Endocrine and Colposcopy
Our specialist Psychosexual Clinic offers therapeutic support to patients who may be suffering with sexual issues individually or as a couple.
The Psychosexual Clinic consists of a multi-disciplinary team who specialise in the field of Sexual Dysfunction. The clinic offers assessment and treatment of all forms of sexual dysfunction. We are usually able to see patients fairly quickly.
Sex therapy can help adults of all ages and sexual orientations, single people and couples who are married, cohabiting or living separately, people living with chronic illness or disability and those who are otherwise healthy. The clinic covers a range of issues and some of the origins may be:
-A combination of the above
What can you expect?
You will be offered an initial assessment session. Should you need to return for another appointment, your counsellor will organise any future visits with you personally. All of your appointments will be with the same counsellor, except in unexpected circumstances such as illness. Your counselling sessions will take place in a comfortable, private setting and usually last for 50 minutes. We all work in different ways, but share the commitment to a respectful, supportive and confidential relationship with our clients and to helping clients explore ways of helping themselves.
Who can refer?
Any GP/Health Professional can refer to the service. Following receipt of referral, clients are usually contacted within 5 working days. The referrer is regularly updated on their patient during the course of the therapy and on discharge from the service.
How to refer
The service is located on Level D of the main hospital building, near to quiet, tranquil gardens in a Unit specifically developed with the therapeutic process in mind. The service can be contacted between the hours of 0830 and 1700, Tuesday to Friday. Referrals can be made over the telephone on 01709 427636 or in writing to:
Counselling & Psychotherapy Service
Rotherham Foundation Trust
D Level, Moorgate Wing
Ethics and confidentiality
We work in line with the Ethical Framework for Good Practice produced by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Your personal details and the content of your sessions are confidential. Under normal circumstances, nothing will be revealed to anyone outside of the service without your permission.
Telephone; 01709 427636
Switchboard; 01709 820000
D Level, Moorgate Wing
Moorgate Road, Oakwood
Maternity and Gynaecology
Maternity and Gynaecology counselling
Maternity and Gynaecology staff
Greenoaks: 01709 424347
Triage: 01709 427700
Delivery Suite: 01709 424491
B10 ward: 01709 424348
B11 ward: 01709 424349
Pregnancy Advisory Service: 01709 424542
Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit: 01709 427072