Rebecca Downes (Accred) Psychotherapist, CBT, EMDR, FSAP, ImTT, Supervisor
2-8 Victoria Avenue
03300 011037 / 07507 522609
If you are seeking a different and personal approach, chat to me today. I am 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."
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 EC2, Surrey KT13, Chester CH4, Warrington WA2, and Manchester M3.
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.
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 resilience & 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 and alternatively can offer off-site services 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 (ImTT)
Feeling State Addiction Protocols (FSAP)
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 FSAP and 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
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
Fees vary, depending upon Third Party provider, location, service and duration:
Individual sessions: £85.00 - £120.00 per hour
Couples therapy: £120.00 per hour
Clinical Supervision: £85.00 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 Provider
- Medical Legal Insurers
- Solicitors/ Legal
- Social Services
2-8 Victoria Avenue, London, EC2M 4NS and Weybridge, Surrey, KT13
Suite 37, Red Hill House, Hope Street, Chester, Cheshire CH4 8BU
Suite 14, Station House, Warrington, Cheshire WA2 7TT
2nd Floor, 244 Deansgate, Greater Manchester, M3 4QB
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Operational hours: Mon-Fri 08.00am-20.00pm Saturday: 09:00am - 12.00pm. Home visits available by prior arrangement.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|