Rose Whiteley has run a busy private practice in Bedfordshire since 2001, seeing individuals and couples for psychotherapy or psychosexual therapy. In addition she has counselled young people at an inner London youth agency and male offenders at a maximum-security prison. As a general psychotherapist, she works with a range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress and anger management. Her psychosexual work involves working with individuals and couples experiencing all kinds of sexual and relationship difficulties.
Rose first qualified as a counsellor in 2001 with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from CPPD Counselling School in London. She went on to study and see patients at the Porterbrook Clinic in Sheffield, one of the largest NHS clinics for the treatment of patients with psychosexual problems, where she gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy for Sexual Dysfunction in 2003. Rose also supervises other therapists and last year completed a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. Rose is registered as a psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and is on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. She is accredited as a Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).
Since 2010 Rose has been one of the Principal Tutors for the Diploma year at CPPD Counselling School. She is also CPPD's Training and Policy Development Manager. Rose has written a series of 22 leaflets on sexual dysfunction for the Porterbrook Clinic, and a chapter on Sexual Health and the Menopause, published by the Royal Society of Medicine in 2005. She has co-authored a paper on Psychosexual Problems after Gynaecological Cancer and a literature review on Romantic Relationships and Eating Disorders.
Alongside her therapeutic work, Rose also freelances as a trainer, writer and editor.