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Rose Scarborough

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Rose is a highly qualified psychotherapist with experience working with clients in private practice and the voluntary sector, with a particular interest in supporting arts professionals.
She approaches therapeutic practice from an existential perspective, considering how to live a meaningful life within the limitations of our existence.
Rose has a background in the arts and brings a creative playfulness to her work.

She is a member of the CEC college within the UKCP and a member of the BACP.

Approaches offered

Integrative psychotherapy
Existential phenomenology


PG Dip Integrative Psychotherapy
Cert in counselling adolescents and young people.
MA Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy
PGCEP Existential Phenomenology




£60 trial
£75-95 per session

UKCP-registered - UK Council for Psychotherapy
BACP Rose Scarborough
Counselling Directory Rose Scarborough

My approach

I am an existential psychotherapist; I approach my work with a client from a philosophical perspective.  This means bringing an attitude of curiosity to exploring life’s struggles.  I invite clients to discover the aspects of their lives where they can bring about change, finding those areas that must be endured and how they may tolerate the tension that is created by that difference.  This anxiety is present in all our lives, by offering a space to think about this, a clarity can be revealed that supports the responsibility we have for the choices we make. 

My qualifications and experience


I come from a creative arts background; this informs my practice.  I believe that the open, trusting and courageous collaboration required in the arts is also required in the therapeutic relationship.  

I trained first as an integrative psychotherapist gaining my PGDip at Regents University.  I then went on to complete a year’s specialism in working with adolescents, whilst in post as the initial consultation coordinator with Riverside Counselling in Henley.  I returned to Regents to complete an MA in existential phenomenology, followed by a PGCEP in the same subject.  I am committed to exploring my continued professional development studying many areas including trauma, abuse, eating, family dynamics, the body, sexuality and gender, intersectionality, grief and loss amongst many other subjects.

I enjoy working with in the charity sector as well as in private practice.

My philosophy

From time to time most of us will find ourselves being overwhelmed or confused by our experience of life.  Friends or family may be there to support us, but it can be helpful to talk to someone independent of your close circle.  I offer a different way of exploring life’s struggles.  You may have a very specific challenge you are facing, perhaps a loss, a change of circumstance or relationship difficulties.  You could be experiencing a more existential sense of feeling lost in life.  I will introduce creative ways of exploring a client's world.  I find playful curiosity is a way of revealing parts of ourselves we have not been able to see before.  I offer an open but safe environment to find answers to life's challenging questions.

How I can help

  • Male identity and men’s issues

  • Marriage issues

  • Menopause and life changes issues

  • Mood swings

  • Obsessions and intrusive thoughts

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Panic Disorder

  • Professional and career difficulties

  • Postnatal depression and baby blues 

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Relationship breakdown, separation and divorce

  • Relationship issues and doubts

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  • Self-esteem and low confidence issues

  • Separation Anxiety Disorder

  • Sexual identity, gender issues, LGBTQ

  • Situational Depression

  • Social anxiety

  • Sleeplessness

  • Stress and feeling overwhelmed

  • Suicidal thoughts and Self-harm

  • Trauma and difficult experiences

  • Women’s issues

  • Workplace stress and professional issues

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