Rebecca Bessant

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BSc Psych, FdSc Counselling, Dip Couples Counselling, MBACP
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Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a fully qualified Counselling Psychotherapist. I have over 14 years experience and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am based in Clevedon and work with individuals and couples, and offer a friendly, supportive and confidential space to explore your difficulties. My particular area of interest and expertise is Couples Therapy. 

Relationship Difficulties: 
I am an experienced relationship counsellor and have previously delivered training/group workshops on childhood attachment, negative relationship patterns and co-dependency. 
I am 'Relate' trained in Couples Counselling, supporting couples to work through various relationship issues including: communication difficulties, affairs, general dissatisfaction, sexual difficulties, repetitive negative relationship patterns and co-dependency.
NB, If your partner does not want to attend counselling (or does not realise you may be having doubts) we can still undertake some useful and reparative work in individual sessions. 
Additionally, I support individuals who struggle with their relationships (romantic, peer or family relationships) and help them to explore how to develop healthier relationship styles. We may draw upon childhood attachment, patterns of co-dependency, and explore past events and family background.

Low Self-Esteem/Feeling 'Stuck': Many individuals come to counselling to explore self doubts, low self esteem, loss of direction and low mood or depression. This is a safe place to explore who you are, and what you want from the rest of your life.

Abuse, Negative Coping Behaviours, and Addiction Support:
I have experience working with drug and alcohol use, and other behavioural addictions whilst working as a counselling psychotherapist at residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities. This has been a rich training ground for supporting individuals to discover the 'whys' of addiction - for example low self worth, grief or childhood abuse and abandonment; and exploring the many ways that past hurts can manifest themselves in various 'fixing yourself' behaviours (spending, over eating, sex, romance addiction, affairs, internet addiction, self harm; as well as anger and depression). I have worked in both 12-step and self empowerment facilities, and can provide useful and practical theoretical tools and homework for between sessions if required.

Counselling Style: 
Although I am a Person Centred counsellor, I may also draw upon other counselling modalities, such as Transactional Analysis, CBT, Gestault and Psychodynamic approaches in order to help you to look at how your past experiences may be affecting your choices and behaviours, support you to gain a greater understanding of yourself, whilst empowering you to make positive choices for your future.

Session Fees and Availability: 
Text or email me, to check availability and/or make an appointment. Hourly sessions are charged at £50 per hour for individuals, or £75 for couples. The first assessment session is half priced. 

I prefer to work face to face at my counselling premises, but am also happy to use Skype for individual counselling sessions. I do not find that online sessions work with couples, as it is difficult to get a sense of how the couple are relating with each other when online. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology
  • FdSc Counselling
  • Level 5 Dip Relationship Counselling

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Hourly sessions are charged at £50 per session for individuals or £75 for couples. Family session prices - please contact me. 

When I work

Monday, Tuesday and Friday daytimes, plus some evening work by prior agreement.

Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Rebecca Bessant
Rebecca Bessant