Mubeen Rowe MBACP
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My counselling studies began in 2001, and continued when I later trained as a telephone counsellor with Sane. While working on their helpline, providing information and support to men and women affected by mental ill health, I began a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
During my diploma (accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), I spent a year and a half working face-to-face with clients in a multi-ethnic counselling service, on short and longterm contracts.
I then moved to a small residential crisis centre for over two years, working with people experiencing severe mental health difficulties. As part of a wider clinical team, I facilitated a full timetable of intense therapeutic work, including daily group meetings, weekly art and dance/movement therapies, and intensive individual psychotherapy sessions. Outside of timetabled meetings, I lived communally with residents, sharing household chores and daily living, supporting the therapeutic process.
After my time at the crisis centre, I provided weekly counselling in a non-residential service, specifically for women from minority backgrounds.
Adapting my face-to-face skills to work online, I trained as a CyberMentor with Beatbullying in 2009, supporting children and young people in a safe online chatroom and via private messaging.
With further training in motivational interviewing, I went on to use one-to-one coaching in a more goal-directed, practical way, to improve employment prospects for men and women committed to changing their circumstances after being convicted of criminal offences.
Completing a General Certificate in Online Counselling Skills (validated by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awards Body) in 2013, helped me to formalise my online experience, and I am a registered member of the BACP.
With a wide professional experience of public, private, charitable and corporate businesses, I also work with individuals during life transitions, and have a Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Coaching & Organisation Development (accredited by the Association for Coaching) in 2014.
Outside of my private practice, I work part time for an independent Employee Assistance Programme provider, coordinating counselling support for diverse UK and international clients at times working in high stress environments and overseas postings.
Personally and professionally, I have an active interest in and commitment to improving choice and access to services, without stereotyping or compromising on quality, with respect for human dignity whatever your background. To read more about this, please visit the Diversity & Identity page.