I offer counselling currently via Zoom, by telephone or walking in and around Salisbury.
I am an integrative counsellor with many years' experience working with adults experiencing mental health difficulties and also in mental health awareness training and facilitating mental health peer support groups for Mind in Wiltshire and Dorset.
"Becka has a rare ability to help people tackle the most deeply rooted issues in a gentle but determined way. I started our sessions after a domestic violence assault and as time progressed, Becka assisted me in overcoming issues that had plagued me for decades. I had a painful anxiety symptom in my throat as well as a history of suicide attempts, substance abuse, low self esteem and unhealthy relationships. Becka enabled me to recognise and process the trauma behind the pain, sharing techniques which are now an invaluable part of my toolkit. Her approach is pragmatic, thoughtful and inspiring - always empowering. My life is no longer driven by my angry, hurting inner child; but by my fully integrated, loving self. I will be forever grateful to Becka for helping me finally free myself from the rut I was stuck in for so long. I am overjoyed that I can now navigate and direct my life in a confident and positive way. I wholeheartedly recommend Becka as a counsellor - you could not find a better person to journey those rocky paths with." (client 2020)
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice MA – Bath Spa University (current)
CBT: Introductory Certificate Course (BSS approved) June 2021
Therapeutic Counselling – CPCAB Level 4 Diploma Redlands Counselling and Training, Bournemouth
Working with Trauma 1-day workshop – run by Haley Parker, specialist trauma therapist. July 2020
Grief and Loss 1-day workshop - Redlands Counselling and Training, Bournemouth. July 2020
Introduction to CBT 1-day workshop – Run by Sharon Hartwell. June 2020
‘Introduction to Counselling Remotely’ - 1-day workshop May 2020 (Recognised by BACP) Redlands Counselling and Training, Bournemouth
‘How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer’ – 6 hours CPD course jointly developed by the OU and the BACP, May 2020
Working with Young People - 5 Day course, February 2019 (Recognised by BACP) led by Jane Hawthorn at Redlands Counselling and Training, Bournemouth
Counselling Studies – CPCAB Level 3 Certificate. 2018 Redlands Counselling and Training, Bournemouth
Creative Journaling Course – January 2018 run by Creative Counsellors Club
Counselling Skills – CPCAB Level 2 Certificate. 2017 Redlands Counselling and Training, Bournemouth
Samaritans Training – 2017 Salisbury Branch
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Fees are £50.00 for a 50-minute session. Concessions available, please ask.
Payments can be made before each session by BACS or PayPal.
I currently have sessions available on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 7pm.
I can help you make changes, explore your patterns, your past, the things that you don't understand about yourself or others. Maybe what happened in the past is still affecting you, perhaps you've never been able to really talk about it. We can explore what you can change and find the tools you need to feel happier and more at home in yourself, your relationships and your day to day life.
Making contact and talking to a therapist takes courage and is a really positive step towards starting to feel better. There are so many reasons why we all need support sometimes; depression, stress, loneliness and anxiety can cause a great deal of pain. Life can throw us overwhelming challenges, I am here to help you find ways to cope.