Rebecca Andrews Adv Dip MBACP
My name is Rebecca and I am an integrative psychotherapist. This means I am trained to integrate a range of therapeutic approaches to best suit my clients' needs. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such adhere to their code of ethics. I provide the opportunity to explore and unravel the issues which are keeping people from living well and being comfortable in their own skin, by listening in a safe, confidential environment.
Why seek psychotherapy?
We all experience pain from time to time, but when that pain is stopping us from having the life we know we could have, and from finding joy and meaning in our relationships, our work, and in the world in general, then we must be brave enough to seek help. Some of us are lucky enough to have the support of family, friends and colleagues, but for many of us there is a fear that we may become a burden or that those close to us may not have the objectivity to listen without judgement when we need support.
Who can benefit from psychotherapy?
Anyone who is experiencing discomfort and dissatisfaction, whether it's because of something in particular that has happened, or because of an ongoing sense that all is not ok, can benefit from psychotherapy. I see clients of all ages, genders, sexualities, ethnicities and backgrounds. Clients come to see me with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, anger management issues, postnatal problems, addiction, abuse and bereavement.
How does psychotherapy work?
I offer open-ended counselling which means I meet clients - usually once a week - for as long as we feel we need to. The number of sessions will vary from person to person according to the nature of their difficulties and the depth of exploration the client would like to undertake. Sessions last 50 minutes.
What to expect from a first appointment
The first appointment is an opportunity for us to get a sense of the issues causing distress. For many clients this is the first time they have been able to share their experiences. I will explain in further detail the nature of the work we'll be doing together and what I can offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Registered Member
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (CPPD)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (CPPD)
Certificate in Existential Psychotherapy (NSPC)
MA Hons in Sociology
FURTHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
Imago Relationship Counselling (The Awareness Centre)
Working with Post-Natal Depression (Maternity Nursing Trust)
Attachment Issues (Confer)
Bereavement Crisis (Bereft)
Addiction & Grief (Bereft)
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Extensive work with parents and young families
Qualified maternity nanny
Financial services industry
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions cost £65.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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