My name is Rebecca and I have been working as a counsellor since 2012. As a nurse and counsellor, I recognise the importance of good mental health and well being and how difficulties in one aspect of life can so easily disrupt and affect others. I set up my counselling practice to offer a safe, accepting and non judgmental place for people to make sense of their lives. Speaking to family and friends can sometimes be hard as we don't want to upset them or bring them down. By talking with a counsellor, you may find it easier in some ways as you don't have to edit or filter what you say.
The counselling approach I use is called Humanistic Person Centred, this means that the relationship I have with my clients is based upon honesty, acceptance and respect. The purpose of the relationship is to help you see that you are worthy of respect, being valued as a unique person with potential to achieve, connecting with your inner worth. Though the relationship is important and underpins everything I do and am as a person, sometimes I will bring in elements of other counselling styles such as DBT, psychodynamic and CBT as well as mindfulness and creativity. By bringing in different elements, I can adapt my practice to the needs of each individual client.
As a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I practice in line with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.