Rebecca Downes BACP (Accred), CBT & EMDR, FSAP, ImTT, Life Coach, Supervisor
3-7 Temple Avenue
03300011037 / 07507 522609
If you are seeking a different and personal approach, chat to me today. I'm not your typical stereotype counsellor/psychotherapist or life coach. I DO NOT use a purist approach of any one therapy but a fusion of adapted approaches to meet your needs and those important to you.
"It’s my belief, one size doesn’t fit all."
Ask yourself! Do you want to get ahead in your life? Who doesn’t? Whatever slice of humanity, you probably want to grow, provide, succeed and there’s never been a better time to go for it.
Modern life has abundant choice and opportunity. We’re safer, richer and healthier than ever before in human history. Yet despite all the good stuff, this world seems to fry our minds. Mental health and resilesence issues are increasing. Wouldn’t it be good to get ahead in life without burning out?
I'm on a mission to help people become unstuck and break free from the glassbox. Being a professional accredited practitioner I practice in the City of London in WC1V, EC4Y & Weybridge, Surrey KT13.
Why I love what I do:
I create and inspire positive change not only in my own life but in the lives of others. This in itself is extremely rewarding but I seek meaningful work; as I want to make a genuine difference.
Everyone has problems and we all need to learn how to overcome them in their everyday lives, and therapy provides a valuable assistance to those in emotional need. When stress occurs in life, people often elect to speak to a counsellor / therapist to give them direction, support and guidance. In doing what I do best I offer hope in times of adversity, meaning and give real tools, to help real people in a real world.
What inspired me:
My formal business background was in recruitment and strategic human resource management. Previously I worked commercially with start-up companies, non-profit, as well as global brands’ supporting organisations and their employees and families undergoing transitional change. These experiences was my first real insight, where I gained a strong awareness of human psychological dynamics and capability in demanding circumstances. My natural disposition to share my passion for developing and fostering relationships with people of all ages. Lead me to change career and retrain with my husband in the talking therapy profession.
What I do at D R DOWNES & ASSOCIATES
Using a blended structure of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR). Models highly regarded and empirically proven psychological treatments. Recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Especially relevant for psychological conditions such as: Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, OCD, ADHD, ASD and Trauma.
With additional benefits of providing Professional Coaching and Resilience Training. And a ‘NEW’ radical Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) and treatment Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) developed by Dr. R. Miller, based in the United States. Where it’s not necessary for people to experience the intensity of pain, terror, guilt, shame or relive traumatic events.
I am not qualified medical doctor and are therefore unable to provide diagnosis/advice services in support of any medical condition. However, in seeking to design a treatment program for any given client, a formulation of the clients presenting symptoms, supported by psychometrics collected, is used in developing a working hypothesis. Such an hypothesis is further supported by the criteria’s as set out in the International Classification of Diseases – 11th Revision (ICD-11), and/or the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th Edition (DSM-V).
In session, I deliver treatments based upon the Biological, Psychological and Socialogic model of a clients presentation (BioPsychoSocial). Although not medically qualified, I might express an opinion based upon many years of experience working with clients. Especially, as to how the client might alleviate their symptoms based upon the BiopPsychoSocial model. Such opinions are just that and it is entirely a matter for the client to discuss such opinions with their GP.
Therapy isn’t easy and can be, at times, distressing for a client. Modes of therapy I perform include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensidation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Feeling State (FS), Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy (SF) and Coherence Trainining (CT). CBT is challenging and proactive, as it is a collaborative approach based upon agreed goals. EMDR & ImTT is a treatment primarily chosen for severe mental trauma and addictions (FS). SF is often employed when limited sessions are available. CT is employed to reduce anxiety and improve relaxation.
Coming from an integrative trained backgrounds. I may use an eclectic blend of different styles of approaches. Especially with what we believe or feel’s our experience tells me will work best. Either in general or suiting the often immediate needs of my clients. Whilst working within my own preferences and capabilities as practitioner.
My passion and determination ensures I remain at the leading edge of my profession. Whilst supporting adults, couples, children and adolescents. As an experienced accredited psychotherapist, I've been professionally trained. Today actively work in line with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP), EMDR Association UK and Ireland and the Association for Family Therapy. Whilst receiving regular clinical supervision to ensure the highest quality of service is maintained.
What we offer:
- Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitiation Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP)
- Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT)
- Integrative Counselling
- Life Coaching
- Learn to reduce stress
- Boost resilience
- Transform & enhance life
- Connect intuitively to your heart rhythm
- Researched heart brain communication
- Science-based Technology
- Business Consultancy
- Performance Coaching
- Workplace Counselling (EAP)
- Redundancy Counselling
- Workplace Mediation
- Bespoke well-being workshops
How we work...
Due to our success in the North West of England, we now operate clinics in Weybridge, Surrey and in the City of London or alternatively off-site at client's premises upon request. Session times, in terms of duration and frequency, are tailored to fulfill your specific needs and that of your family.
Who is it for?
Private & Business
Children & Adolescents Ages from 2-19
Client Presenting Issues:
- Low Self-esteem
- Trauma related issues
- Loss & Bereavement
- Relationship Issues
- Autism Spectrum Disorder – (ADHD, AS, PDA)
- B12 Deficiency
- Stress Management
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
- Anger Management
- Workplace Bullying
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered & Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Other Professional Memberships: EMDR Association of UK & Ireland, and Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT)
Training & Qualifications:
Cert in EMDR Adults, Children & Adolescents
Diploma in Counselling (Integrative)
Cert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cert in Supervision
City & Guilds - Teaching/Training
Image Transformation Therapy
Feeling State Addiction Protocols
- Ego State Therapy
Trauma and recovery
Fundamentals of DID & Dissocation
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Introduction & Advanced Safeguarding for Children
Having retrained and became qualified with an integrative background. I've been extremely fortunate to have also been trained by the ex-President of the EMDR Association of UK & Ireland, Dr Michael Patterson OBE in EMDR Therapy. Who was initially invited by the Dr Shapiro the founder of EMDR Therapy to train with her as an EMDR Institute Trainer, joining the Institute’s Faculty in 2006. With additional further accredited training with EMDR Europe in Children & Adolescents and Dr. R. Miller from the United States in Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) and Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
CONSULTING ROOMS TO HIRE
Reflect your practice in the best possible way. Whether you are seeking to promote your life style practice or develop your practice beyond your expectations. Creating the right impression is paramount to setting the scene for the therapeutic relationship to begin.
Easy and accessible therapy rooms are available for hire in Chester, Warrington, or Central Manchester to those inclusive practice privileges members. Practice privileges executive consulting rooms facilitate a range of professions from; Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists to Clinical Supervisors.
Contact Rebecca for further information or request a viewing: 07507 522609 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
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Fees vary, depending upon third party providers, location, service and duration:
Individual sessions: £65.00 - £120.00 per hour
Couples therapy: £85.00 - £120.00 per hour
Clinical Supervision: £70 - £85 per hour
Professional Coaching: £120.00 - £225.00 per hour
Pre-arranged home visits available upon request
Pathways of referrals:
Occupational Health / Human Resource
Private Healthcare Providers
Medical Legal Insurers
Solicitors / Legal
- Social Services
4 Staples Inn, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QH
Suite 256, Fifth Floor, Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0DA
Suite 11, The Villiers, Gower Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0EA
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Friday, 9am - 8pm, on-site and off. Remote Skype/phone - 8am - 8pm Monday-Saturday, subject to availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION.View supervision profile