Rebecca Bessant, Serenity Counselling. BSc Psychology, FdSc Counselling, MBACP.
I am a fully qualified and experienced counselling Psychotherapist, based in Clevedon, and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I work with individuals or couples, and offer a friendly and confidential space to explore your difficulties.
I am Relate trained, and specialise in relationship difficulties and can support couples or individuals to work through various relationship issues including communication difficulties, affairs, general disatisfaction, sexual difficulties, repetitive negative relationship patterns and co-dependency.
I also have experience working with drug and alcohol use and other addictions; self harm; plus experiences of abuse; grief and loss; anger management; low self esteem and depression.
I am a Person Centred counsellor, but draw upon other counselling modalities, such as 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.
Call or email me, to make an appointment for a no-obligation assessment session. This first half hour session is free of charge. Following sessions (of 1 hour) are charged at £40 per hour for individuals, or £60 for couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Psychology
- FdSc Counselling
I have many years experience working with adults, young people and families; as well as 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.
I am also a trained relationship counsellor, and previously delivered training/ group workshops on childhood attachment, negative relationship patterns and codependency.
My particular area of interest is relationship difficulties and co-dependency. I can see individuals or couples.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
First (no-obligation) assessment session is free (approx half an hour). After that, hourly sessions are charged at £40 per session for individuals or £60 for couples. Discounts may be available for students, or if you are in receipt of benefits.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday daytimes, plus evening and weekend work by prior agreement.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|