Antoine Bowes

Antoine Bowes

Counsellor in Derbyshire

I have over 30 years experience of counselling and therapy work. I can see you one to one or as a couple. Face to face or Skype. What is most important is that you feel safe. We can explore what is distressing you or issues in your life and relationships that are difficult or confusing and you want to change. We can also look at your strengths and who you are becoming.

Over the years I have acquired a number of ways of working that help in different situations with different people and surprisingly things can sometimes change more quickly than we expect. So we can work in the short or long term and I am flexible with how often we need to meet depending on what you need.

I can work with any issues you may bring

Once we start together I won't just sit back but will be very much with you in helping you to deal with whatever is there so that you can create the life and relationships you need. I offer free support by email and phone between sessions.

What I suggest is you contact me and we arrange to talk on the phone so you can get a sense if I am the right person for you. We can then meet for a session and you can then decide for sure either way.

Maybe look on my website to see more about my background and ways of working.

My address is
Rivendell, top lane, whatstandwell, Derbyshire, DE4 5EN

07469 170333

Background & Qualifications

I am BACP accredited and qualified in a variety of approaches eg gestalt, psychosynthesis, CBT, EFT, Solution Focussed Therapy and I now work in my own way that combines the work for what we need.
I am also interested in how stress and trauma starts and is stored in the body and am working with Somatic Experiencing to help with calming and regulating our nervous systems and releasing these blocks to our authentic selves.

I am also a qualified and experienced couple counsellor (institute of family therapy and centre for gender psychology).

Please see my website for more information

My Specialisms

I am in my early 60's now and have a great deal of a therapy (as well as life experience!) of many issues and have worked in the past as a teacher, social worker, with Children, in Mental Health and in the NHS.
I have worked as a Counsellor for 30 years.
I am able to face with you what you may think is too much for yourself or others.

If you are drawn to other ways of working we can also work together through Shamanic work or Healing but this is seperate from my Counselling work.

I also have specialist experience of working with CFS/ME (Including using Reverse Therapy) if this is what you bring.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Usually a talk on the phone and then a first session to see if it feels right. We can review after a couple of sessions to talk about how things are working for both of us. I am flexible over how we work and how often we may meet. I can also work on the phone if necessary.

Short or long term work. One to one or as a Couple. Face to face or by Skype (or phone).

I charge £50 for one to one work and £55 for Couples.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person £50 per 60 minutes
Counselling In Person £50 per 60 minutes
Counselling Online/Telephone £50 per 60 minutes
Relationship Therapy In Person £55 per 60 minutes