Becky Foster

Becky Foster

Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3

07340 290 792

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Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3

07340 290 792

About me

I provide a safe and confidential space to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviour. I am particularly interested in the person's true nature and full potential. By engaging in a non-judgemental environment and a supportive relationship, I seek to help you to gain a better understanding of you, and explore better choices for yourself.

I have provided focused, short-term counselling and in-depth, open-ended therapy with NHS at a GP surgery and at a local school, for 6th form students.

I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and an individual member with British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). My work in counselling is to ensure that I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for my clients to talk through and explore their problems. I work in a non-directive way, which means that my client is at the centre of the therapy and is free to explore their thoughts and feelings, with me supporting them along the way.

My work includes one to one therapy, dealing with a broad range of issues that clients may present. Working together we can identify your sense of negative thinking and feelings, bringing clarity to a confused and distressing way of being and allow for space to feel less overwhelmed by our problems.

Confidentiality is a critical element of working with my clients; at all times your anonymity will be respected by me. This is a key component to the work that I do in counselling and is encompassed within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, to which I adhere to.

As a registered member with the BACP it is important that I attend regular Supervision, which is an essential part of working as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist and underpins my work to ensure that I work safely, effectively and ethically. All client work discussed in supervision will also adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling professions and is subject to the Confidential agreement which is consistent with my clients.

With all my clients I can offer short or long-term psychotherapy.

Counselling is a space to talk, think and be listened to in confidence with a professional who will respect you and the difficulties you are experiencing.

In a safe and confidential setting, I offer:

  • Short term and long term counselling.
  • Warm, open and non-judgmental support based on your specific needs.
  • Experience and knowledge of helping individuals with a wide range of difficulties, from feelings of depression and anxiety, stress & panic, low self esteem, relationship issues, family issues, bereavement and work problems.

I understand each individual has unique needs and experiences that they bring with them and it is important to give each person the space to tell their own story so that we can identify the best approach to working together.

Perhaps you would like to focus on a specific issue in your life. Or maybe you would like to take the time to explore more deep rooted issues that seem to be affecting your ability to cope in the present. I believe the insight you gain from our work together will enable you to feel more stable in your life and more capable of living it the way that you desire.  Working with the right counsellor for you can bring about lasting, positive change.

I offer an initial consultation which is an opportunity to see how therapy might benefit you, explore your individual needs and answer any questions you may have. You are under no obligation to continue after this session and what we discuss is private and confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am currently working toward my MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am an individual member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by the BACP Code of Ethics.

I receive regular supervision and undertake continued professional development to ensure the quality of my work.

Member organisations

BACP

Therapies offered

Fees

My fee is £40 per hourly session for individual counselling.

The first session is £30 so that you can see if I am the right counsellor for you.

Further information

Below are just some of the reasons people may seek counselling:

  • Seeking change without knowing why or how to bring it about.
  • Feeling anxious, sad or worried about specific situations or life in general.
  • During times of loss, loneliness or bereavement of a loved one.
  • Feelings of anger, stress or frustration.
  • Questioning your identity, purpose, sexuality and relationships.
  • Difficulties in your relationships - at home or at work.
  • Struggling to move past experiences, relationships and situations that may be traumatic, distressing or a mixture of unmanageable emotions.
  • Specific issues you are trying to overcome such as eating disorders and addiction.

Maps & Directions

Carlisle, CA3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

parking is available

Availability

9.30am - 6pm during the week and some evenings Various locations in CA1, CA2, CA3

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme