About me

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 resilience 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 glass-box. Being a professional accredited practitioner I practice in Chester and remotely nationwide.

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.


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 BioPsychoSocial 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 Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Feeling State (FS), Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy (SF) and Coherence Training (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), and EMDR Association UK and Ireland. Whilst receiving regular clinical supervision to ensure the highest quality of service is maintained.

What we offer:

- Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation 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

-Inner house Counselling Psychotherapist
- Workplace Counselling (EAP)
- Redundancy Counselling
- Workplace Mediation
- Bespoke well-being workshops

How we work...

Due to pandemic all sessions are conducted remotely nationwide.

Session times, in terms of duration are 50 minutes and frequency is tailored to fulfil your specific needs and that of your family.

Consulting rooms: Chester and Hawarden

Who is it for?

Private & Business


Client Presenting Issues:

- Anxiety
- Depression
- Assertiveness
- Low Self-esteem
- Trauma related issues
- Loss & Bereavement
- Relationship Issues

- Autism Spectrum Disorder – (ADHD, AS, PDA)
- Fibromyalgia
- B12 Deficiency
- Stress Management
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
- Anger Management
- Workplace Bullying

Tel: 03300011037



Training, qualifications & experience

Professional memberships:

  • Registered & Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Other Professional Memberships:
  • British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • EMDR Association of UK & Ireland

Training & Qualifications:

  • Cert Crisis Intervention
  • Licensed HeartMath Resilience Coach
  • Cert in EMDR Adults, Children & Adolescents

  • Diploma in Counselling (Integrative)

  • Cert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Cert in Supervision

  • City & Guilds - Teaching/Training

  • CPD:

  • Image Transformation Therapy

  • Feeling State Addiction Protocols

  • Ego State Therapy
  • Trauma and recovery

  • Fundamentals of DID & Dissociation

  • 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).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


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 rebecca@drdownes.co.uk

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Additional information

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


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday-Thursday 08.30am - 18.30pm

Remote MS Teams/Zoom/Skype/phone

Further information

Pathways of referrals:

  • Self-referral

  • GP

  • Company

  • Occupational Health / Human Resource

  • Private Healthcare Providers

  • Medical Legal Insurers

  • Solicitors / Legal

  • Social Services
  • Court

  • MOD

Practice Locations:

London 08:00am - 20:00pm

Suite 256, Fifth Floor, Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0DA

Surrey 08:00am - 20:00pm

Suite 11, The Villiers, Gower Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0EA

Suite 37
Red Hill House
41 Hope Street

7 Hollins Court

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISIONAs an Accredited BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist and qualified clinical supervisor; I provide a collaborative process between two or more practitioners of the same or different professions.

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Rebecca Downes

Rebecca Downes