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About Me
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Natalie Rossiter

Natalie Rossiter, Dip Couns, MBACP Accred

(she/her)

People have always told me their stories; it's just in my nature to listen and care. It wasn't until I was in my early 20s that I realised I could do it for a living!

It is an immense privilege to be let into people's lives and to watch them grow. My clients are my greatest inspiration and ultimate heroes.
The way I work is very relational - I put a lot of myself into what I do.

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The work I do is about
authenticity, compassion, and growth.


My career as a wellbeing professional started with my training as a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor. I had always been interested in psychology and was keen to do work that I found meaningful. 
Humanistic counselling has three core conditions that form the basis of my style: congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard. The Integrative part means that I have studied lots of theories of human psychology and ways of providing therapy so that I can offer an individual service to my clients. 
The latin root of the word integrate is 'integrare' which means to make whole.

During my training I discovered Mindfulness as a way to support myself through a stressful time. I've been practising ever since and now teach others through workshops, courses and in my counselling work.

All my life I have found comfort and awe in nature, and I soon found ways to incorporate this into my work through 'walk and talk' counselling sessions outside, mindful walks and forest bathing sessions.
I'm on a bit of a mission to help as many people as I can improve their quality of life, which is why I also do talks and workshops on the subjects I know best.

I used to worry that I do "too many things" but I now feel that I have many passions and skills to offer. Wellbeing looks and feels different for everyone, so it's important to me that I can offer a variety of ways to improve mental and emotional health.

I am white, cis gendered woman. All people are welcome in my counselling practice and at my events/workshops. I endeavour to be anti-racist and an LGBTQ+ ally as a human being and as a wellbeing professional.

I am qualified, accredited, insured and in regular supervision.

Training & Qualifications

Advanced Forest Therapy Training, Nature & Therapy, September 2021

International Forest Therapy Guide Diploma, Nature & Therapy, September 2021

Happiness Facilitator Training,
Museum of Happiness, May 2021

Polyvagal Essentials, Deb Dana via PESI UK, April 2021
 
Introduction to Trans Awareness, The Proud Trust, March 2021

Introduction to theory and practice of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Elaine Beaumont for Anxiety UK, April 2020

Shinrin Yoku practitioner training, Nature & Therapy, Aug 2019

Trauma & The Body training, Carolyn SpringJuly 2019

Approved Anxiety UK therapist, Oct 2018

Relationship training - Macclesfield Counselling & Training Centre, April 2018

BACP Accreditation, Aug 2016

Mindfulness for professionals, British Institute of Mindfulness, Oct 2015

Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling - Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, 2013


In addition to the above I have attended many short courses and workshops including - trauma and disassociation, creative therapy, coherence therapy, anxiety and eating disorders. My professional development is always ongoing.
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Experience

Speaker at Manchester Mindfulness Festival 2021

Leader of Mindful Walks & Forest Bathing sessions since 2018

Contributor to various blogs and websites including Ellen Mary Gardening


Founder and Co-Director of Brew Walks CIC Sept 20 - Sept 21
 
Organiser of 'Anti-racism in practice' - a monthly discussion group since July 2020

Speaker at public events on mental health and mindfulness since 2018

Wellbeing workshop provider at various workplaces since 2018

Counsellor in private practice - part time since October 2013, full time since April 2016

Counsellor at University of Salford - May 2014 to May 2018

Specialist Mentor with Clear Links - September 2016 to August 2020

Specialist TA for children with behavioural and emotional difficulties, 2014 - 2016

Volunteer Play Therapist with Place2Be, 2013

Placement at Focus Counselling in Bath, 2010-2012
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BBC Radio Manchester

09/02/19

Joined host Darryl Morris for a conversation on everyday Mindfulness

 

Media &

appearances

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