Rebecca Davies (CTA (P), PGDip., UKCP, MBACP, UKATA)
I am an energetic and compassionate, fully qualified psychotherapist in my 30s. I also offer supervision to other therapists.
I view counselling and psychotherapy as a dynamic process, created between the two of us. Generally speaking, my approach to psychotherapy is to play an active part. I intervene, I reflect, I share theory, and I ask questions. I am relaxed, straightforward and non-judgemental.
I am passionate about what I do and feel strongly that although psychotherapy can at times be emotionally challenging, it can also be exhilarating and inspiring.
I am always open to questions, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if there is anything you would to know.
Who I work with:
I work with adults, young people and couples. I also run a low cost therapy group for those suffering from chronic illness, and a support group for survivors of abusive relationships.
I am also experienced in working with:
- Self Esteem issues
- Relationship issues
- Childbood Abuse
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Work related issues
- Boundary Issues
- Domestic Abuse
- Carers of those who misuse substances
- Existential issues
- Attachment Disorders
What to do next:
You may get in contact via whatever medium feels most comfortable for you. At this point you can ask me any questions you may have, or simply book an initial appointment straight away. I offer a free initial session, so that we are able to meet, and get a feel for one another before deciding whether to work together. There is absolutely no obligation to carry on working together after this.
I work from offices in Ringmer and Brighton.
Training, qualifications & experience
To fully qualify as a TA psychotherapist involves extremely rigorous training. Successful candidates must have:
- At least 900 hours of advanced training.
- At least 750 hours experience of client work.
- Passed a 24,000 word dissertation.
- Been assessed by a panel of 4 experienced psychotherapists, during an oral exam.
- Completed a Mental Health placement.
- Have undergone at least 40 hours of personal therapy through out their training.
- Abide by the ethical rules of UKCP, UKATA and EATA.
Integral to TA are the beliefs that:
1) people all have the same inherent worth;
2) that people can think for themselves, and therefore, are able to take responsibility for their decisions; and
3) that people can change.
These fundamental beliefs result in a non-judgemental approach, focused around empowering the individual to improve their lives as and how they see fit. I work within a humanistic and integrative framework, and as such, tailor the work to the individual depending on what they bring to psychotherapy.
I am trained to work with a wide range of issues. I have a special interest in working with those suffering from chronic health conditions; eating disorders; individuals currently, or who have been, involved in abusive relationships; and trauma.
I am a member of the UKCP, as well as UKATA, EATA, and ITAA. I also have experience in Gestalt theory, Existential Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
As well as working in private practice, I have previously worked as a volunteer counsellor for the NHS Criminal Reduction Initiative (CRI) service, 'Patched', and am now a volunteer relationship counsellor for the charity 'Pavilion'.
All of my work is supervised by a qualified and UKCP registered supervisor.
- Diploma in Supervision (2017 - ongoing)
- Certificate in Body Psychotherapy (2017 - ongoing)
- Fully Qualified Psychotherapist and Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA (P)) (2017)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (2016)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (2012)
- Foundation Certificate Transactional Analysis (2011-2012)
- TA 101 (2011)
- Severe and complex trauma (2016)
- Self care: A somatic approach (2016)
- Existential psychotherapy (2016)
- Attachment, attachment disorders and trauma (2015)
- Working with trauma (2015)
- Clinical training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (2012-2015)
- Relationship counselling (2015)
- Advanced training in sexual relationship dynamics (2014)
- Substance misuse training (2013)
- Working with carers of those who misuse substances (2013)
- Advanced counselling skills (2013)
- Training in Redecision Psychotherapy with Ian Stewart (2012)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Couples: £55 for 50 minutes, or £70 for 90 minutes.
Group Therapy: £35
Individual and Group Supervision: £35
The first session together is free, in order for us to assess whether I am the right therapist or supervisor for you.
I am also a member of the organisation Sussex Alcohol Counselling Service. Please find more information here: http://www.sussexalcoholcounsellingservice.co.uk/
There is free, off street parking at the office.
There is free parking outside the office.
There is a busy bus stop at the end of the road and London Road train station is only half a mile away.