Hello, I'm Becky.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile, as I appreciate how overwhelming it can be in the search for a counsellor.
I am a professional counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working with people of all ages, through face to face and online sessions.
Counselling is a safe place to explore life events and the emotions, thoughts and behaviour they bring with them, in a non-judgmental and confidential environment. Your situation and the way you respond is unique to you.
Feeling sad, low, angry, scared and anxious are just some of the emotions we can feel when faced with challenges and this is when it can be helpful to seek the support of someone external. This is where I can help. Together we can address issues past and present and uncover useful coping mechanisms to embrace challenges old and new.
How counselling can help
My aim is to build a trusting relationship, encouraging an honest approach with warmth, empathy and integrity. Counselling can be most useful in helping us to make sense of our emotions, or perhaps when we feel stuck, out of control, or alone.
The opportunity of talking to someone who is external to your life can allow you to feel heard and understood, without fear of judgement. I offer a non-directive approach to counselling, providing you with the freedom to explore what you wish, at a pace that is comfortable for you.
What I can offer
I am trained in the Person-Centred approach which is a form of talking therapy, however I do practice in an eclectic way, for example pulling from other approaches such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and mindfulness.
This integrative approach allows me to tailor make therapy to meet the needs and personality of each individual. I appreciate that at times, talking alone can seem too challenging and so using interactive and creative methods, such as art or writing, can encourage an individual to express themselves in another way. It is important to me that we explore your thoughts, emotions and behaviours in a way that is most effective for you.
I offer both short and long-term sessions and work on a one to one basis.
I have a combined experience of working with both adults and young people (aged 11-16), working with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, bereavement, self-harm, trauma, childhood issues, sexual and domestic abuse, and gender dysphoria. I too have experience of working with children with ASD.
My time is split between working part time as a Private Practitioner, with clients ranging from ages 10-65, and as a School Counsellor, at a secondary school.
What to expect in your first session
I believe it is really important for us to have an initial, brief meeting before beginning counselling, in order to discuss what you would like from therapy. It is a great opportunity for us to meet one another and for you to discover what I can offer. It is incredibly important to me that you feel comfortable with the approach of counselling, the working environment and me, your Counsellor, so that you get the most out of your counselling experience.
The initial meeting is free of charge and usually lasts approximately 20 minutes.
What else you need to know
I am committed to my ongoing professional development and I attend regular supervision. I too participate in training events to support my work.
You can contact me by either email or telephone to arrange an appointment. Please do leave a message if I am unable to take your call at the time and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to read through my profile. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask - it will be lovely to hear from you!
Training, qualifications & experience
- ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- NCFE Level 3 award in Counselling Theory and Skills
- Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills
- Introduction Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- Ongoing Continuing Professional Development (in accordance with BACP requirements)
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- CRB checked (enhanced disclosure)
- Full Indemnity Insurance
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute counselling session
Please contact me about reduced rates for counsellors in training.
Tuesday & Wednesday evenings may also be available, please do enquire.