Counselling appointments now available

I am delighted to offer Counselling and Psychotherapy appointments both in person and online.

About Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person - not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.

Shiatsu touch Photo by David P Granero

Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. Although Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow.

It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being. A typical session lasts around an hour, and usually takes place on a futon mat on the floor, with the receiver remaining fully clothed throughout.

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I will take a medical history and opportunity to discuss any currents issues. We will usually spend 15-20 minutes in conversation and then the rest of the time will be hands-on body work. Each treatment is unique and can vary from very gentle, still, holding work, to deeper more dynamic movement and stretches.
No! Some of the stretches or pressure points can feel quite intense, and clients can experience a sort of ‘grateful’ pain as muscles or areas of tension are released, but it should not feel unpleasant at any point.
Shiatsu is carried out fully clothed. It's best to wear loose comfortable clothing such as long sleeved T-shirts and stretchy trousers. Clean socks should be worn, and in the winter, a jumper is advisable.
The greatest benefit is gained from receiving regular shiatsu sessions, as one builds on another and issues are resolved over time. I would usually suggest a minimum of 3 sessions, most people begin with weekly appointments and then drop down to fortnightly or monthly ‘maintenance’ sessions. Discounts are available for when you book in advance for a course of 6 treatments.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

In these sessions I work one to one with clients who are struggling with physical, emotional or mental difficulties, and are looking for some release in order to feel more free and at ease in their lives.

Person-centred counselling is one of the humanistic modalities or approaches. It was founded in the 1940s by the American psychologist Carl Rogers who believed that, given the right conditions, a person can reach their full potential and become their true self, which he termed ‘self-actualisation’. This actualisation process is innate and accessible to everyone.

To help you achieve self-actualisation, the person-centred therapist will offer:

  • Unconditional Positive Regard (UPR) – accepting and valuing you

  • Congruence - being honest and transparent in how they experience you and your world

  • Empathic understanding – seeing your viewpoint as if they were you

When you’re attending counselling sessions with a person-centred counsellor, you’ll be encouraged to bring your own issues to the session – the counselling is led by you and not directed by the counsellor.

Many clients, with no prior knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. A person-centred counsellor will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence.

Desk. Photo by Valeriia Svitlini

Discover your own abilities

Your therapist will help you to realise what resources and support are available to you that you can use to work through your own issues, build your self-confidence and appreciate that you always have options. They will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you.

They will not judge you, no matter what you bring to the session. This helps build a trustworthy relationship in which you can feel free and supported to disclose whatever is troubling you. Eventually it will lead you to discover your own abilities and autonomy, so that you can cope with current and future problems. (BACP, 2023)


Find out more with a free 20 min consultation.

About me

I have worked in the field of mental and physical health for over twenty years, taking a holistic and therapeutic approach to well-being. I have worked as a Shiatsu practitioner since 2006 and recently qualified as a person-centred psychotherapist, although I have used counselling skills in my therapy practice for many years. I see people experiencing a wide range of issues including stress, depression, bereavement, physical injuries, chronic health conditions and those going through major life changes.

My interests lie in working with the whole person, exploring the relationship between the body and mind and how this can manifest in, as well as help to transform, various symptoms.

Rosie Freeman

Rosie Freeman

DS, BA (Hons), MSc

Diploma in Shiatsu (DS) Bristol School of Shiatsu 2006.
Professional Members of the Shiatsu Society (MRSS) since 2007
MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2023


Completed my 3 year training at the Bristol School of Shiatsu.
Started working as Shiatsu practitioner as well as continuing support work.

Accepted as a Registered Member of the Shiatsu Society (MRSS).
Began working as a teaching assistant at the Bristol School of Shiatsu.
Started degree in Drawing and Applied Arts (BA,HONS) and graduated in 2010

Completed 1 year postgraduate training in Movement Shiatsu at the School for Experiential Education (SEED)

Began running Shiatsu workshops in Bristol alongside my private practice.

Completed Transformational Dialogue training with Keith Philips and introduction to Focusing Skills training.

Began teaching on 3 year Diploma Course at the Bristol School of Shiatsu.
Set up my private practice in mid Wales.

BSc Masters degree in person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. Certificate in Rewind training. Level 4 diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.

Booking and Prices

Free 20 min. online consultation available if you want to find out what I offer and how we can work together. A limited number of concessionary rates are available depending on your circumstances. Please contact me for further information.

  • £45 60 min
    In-Person Counselling
  • 60 minute face to face session at my clinic in Llanidloes, mid-Wales
  • £40 60 min
    Telephone and Online Counselling
  • 60 minutes appointment via telephone or video call

BOOKING and Contact Info

Rosie Freeman
Llanidloes SY18 6BU
Phone: +44 7412 982865

Courses & Workshops

I run various workshops and courses throughout the year, including teaching Shiatsu at introductory and beginner levels through to post graduate. I also run well-being groups, both in person and online. Current events listed below, and do get in touch if you are interested in setting up a specific event.