Rebecca Wells MBACP
Hi, I am Becky, an integrative counsellor specialising in working with young people from 11-25 years old.
I believe that by working at the your own pace, and with a strong therapeutic framework, together we can work towards you making changes in your life and/or help you understand yourself more.
For the last 7 years I have been the Lead Counsellor at a secondary school in South London, working with the 11-18 year old students, staff, and parents. I also run a private practice in the evenings.
I have worked with young people for the last 17 years, in a variety of different settings, working with new born babies, right through into adulthood, and with a range of complex needs. This has given me great knowledge of child development and the ability to engage with young people at varying developmental stages and build up positive working relationships with them.
The way I work
The way I work is based upon an integrative approach that I tailor to suit the specific needs of the young person I am working with. I incorporate Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, and Psychodynamic theory into a working model. I also use creative strategies such as art, clay and sand tray as these can be adapted to suit different developmental levels and provides young people with an imaginative outlet, allowing them to communicate emotions and concerns in a creative way.
My aim is to build up a trusting relationship that supports young people in exploring their feelings, life and problems, so that they become easier to understand.
What to expect
During an initial consultation we will discuss what has brought you and/or your family to counselling, your expectations of counselling, the practicalities of the sessions. and it also gives us the opportunity to see if we can work together. It is quite natural to feel anxious and/or nervous about an initial meeting but my aim is to try and make you feel as relaxed and comfortable as quickly as possible.
Where am I?
My practice is situated in Penge which is close to sydenham, Crystal Palace, Forest Hill, Beckenham, Bromley and Dulwich.
Please call or email me to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
2007-2010 Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
2006-2007 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
2005-2006 Access Course in Psychology
Feb 2016 Introduction to Sand Tray Therapy
Feb 2015 Self-esteem, young people and sexual health
June 2014 Intervention in Smoking Cessation
Sep 2013 HIV and Aids, an African perspective
Dec 2013 -Substance Misuse training
Oct 2012 Safeguarding and sexual health
Jun-2012 Working with survivors of sexual violence
Sept 201 Understanding Autism, principles and practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
My fees are £50 per session, each session lasts 50 minutes and we would usually meet once a week.
I am amember of the BACP and CCYP, with my application in process to become an Accredited Member. I undertake regular supervision and hold relevant insurance. I have an advanced criminal records check and I am first aid trained.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client