Rebecca Shaw MBACP (Reg) Dip. Couns.
Hello, I'm Bex.
I am a warm and supportive counsellor who looks to offer a safe space in which you can explore whatever difficulties you may be experiencing, or past events that may be troubling you. It may be relationship difficulties, bereavement, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, trauma, abuse, self harm, or general life stress, or it may even be that you're looking to explore your own inner world in depth - counselling can offer a wonderful opportunity to really be heard and have your experiences validated.
I work from an integrative, relational approach. It may be that you need something gentle, just an ear to listen, or perhaps something more dynamic, creative or challenging. However we approach the work, it will be a collaborative effort between the two of us, making sure we stick to a pace that feels safe for you.
As well as my private practice I'm also a counsellor for a charity specialising in working with adult survivors of sexual violence. Prior to this I also worked in a therapeutic support capacity for people affected by self harm and for a charity specialising in working with young people. I am also an occasional lecturer at the University of the West of England, as part of their Psychology Department's Art and Mental Health module.
I work from my home in Horfield and offer individual counselling both short (12 weeks) and long term (up to 2 years).
I am fully qualified and a Registered Member of the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Transactional Analysis 101
Research into the Shadow using art and dream work - "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: A Bricolage Journey into the Shadow" currently out for peer review.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
£40 - £45 per hour
£35 - per hour (concessionary rate) limited availability
£40 - initial session
People often come to counselling when they are feeling vulnerable in some way, and it can be extremely challenging trying to choose a counsellor who works in a way that feels comfortable. I am very happy to discuss how I work over the telephone or by email before an appointment is made and again at any point during our time together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have weekday and evening appointments available and some concessionary places are available for students and people on low incomes.
Types of client