Rebecca Beynon MA HCPC
I offer long or short term therapy for groups, families and individuals. My approach is psychodynamic which means that I work with an awareness of unconscious processes and the effect they may have on the conscious personality. My work is generally not interpretative (especially with children) but I think it is helpful to keep an awareness of what may be happening unconsciously and I offer creative means of expression for clients who find this helpful. Clients may chose to use sessions purely for talking and reflecting and this is also fine.
If you would like more information on how I work or if you are not sure if this is the right therapy for you - I am happy to chat informally by telephone or book a £30 consultation session with no obligation to continue.
I offer one-to-one psychodynamic therapy sessions for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family difficulties and low self-esteem. Sessions may be used for talking and reflecting as in conventional counselling. There will also be the possibility to express your feelings and difficulties through creativity. This can allow clients to give shape to unconscious fantasy and ideas and provide a container for powerful feelings. No experience or skills are necessary and you take part in a way that feels comfortable for you.
I also offer psychodynamic group therapy with a creative focus, using drama and play to explore specific issues and/or social/emotional dynamics.
Child and Family Therapy
Play and creative therapy for children, adolescents and families. Gentle, child-centred, therapy that aims to help the whole family work through difficulties in a supportive environment.
I offer Play Therapy for children (and young people with learning disabilities). Younger children may not be able to explain (and may not know)what is bothering them. Play is the natural medium of children and play therapy allows for the expression and containment of children's feelings and difficulties, which can be worked through with the therapist in a very safe and age-appropriate way.
For older children and adolescents, I offer Creative Therapy. Creative therapy allows young people to talk about and reflect on their difficulties while additionally offering creative mediums of expression such as image making, story work and role play.
In addition I offer Family Therapy sessions which the whole family can attend. Sessions have a creative focus and are suitable for all ages. I also offer Parent Sessions for the parents of children in therapy with me. Parents and families may attend regular sessions or arrange occasional sessions in addition to their children's treatment. I also recommend that parents of younger children attend regular, free, review sessions in which we can discuss the work.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA - Drama and Movement Therapy (Royal Central).
HCPC Registered - Registration number AS08665 - check the register at www.hpc-uk.org.
British Sign Language - Levels 1 & 2
Child Protection and Safe Guarding
BILD Approach Training - (non-confrontational management of challenging behaviour)
11 years post-qualifying therapy experience.
I have worked extensively as a school therapist in primary and secondary, mainstream and specialist schools.
I have worked with children and young people including those with Moderate, Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, Autism and ASD, ADHD, Emotional Behavioural Difficulties, and those who are Hearing Impaired/Deaf.
I have experience in working with a wide range of issues such as: challenging behaviour, trauma and abuse, Looked After Children, bereavement, divorce and separation, problems with learning, selective mutism, communication difficulties, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship/friendship problems, family issues including domestic violence, bullying, self-harm, aggressive behaviour and families with drug and alcohol issues.
I provide one-to-one play therapy and creative therapy sessions and group dramatherapy. I have also worked with parents and staff.
Other therapy experience includes: one-to-one and group therapy in health care, assisted living and private practise.
Adult clients include: Young adults, Deaf/hearing impaired people, parents, elderly people, people with dementia, and training therapists.
Issues worked with include: depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, communication problems, isolation and loneliness, anger, neurosis, relationship issues, sexuality and identity, illness and disability and mental health.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Problems with learning (children)
Challenging behaviour (children)
Adoption/looked after children
Creative difficulties (adults)
Assessment session - 1 hr - £30
Psychodynamic Therapy Adults - 50 mins - £50
Group Therapy Adults - 2 hours - £40 p/p
Play Therapy - 40 mins - £40
Creative Therapy Young People - 45 mins - £45
Family Therapy - 60 mins - £60
Reduced rates available for students and low income/unemployed
Please see my website for more information on how I work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Saturdays and some evenings as well as weekdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|