Hi, I'm Rebecca, a highly qualified and experienced BACP registered person-centred counsellor. I offer short or long-term confidential one-to-one counselling sessions online (zoom/phone/email) including creative activities (knitting). I work in a flexible way to suit your needs.
What brings you to counselling?
Would you like to find a way forward but feel stuck? has life been a rollercoaster leaving you feeling mental, physical and/or emotional exhaustion, chronic pain, anxiety and/or depression? Have you experienced a bereavement or loss, trauma or abuse and feel now is the time, in a safe space, to explore how you feel about experiences you have had? Maybe there are no words to express how you feel. If any of this resonates with you, then creative counselling that I offer which includes knitting or stitch could help.
Where are the sessions located?
Sessions are to be held via zoom/phone/email due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please contact me for further information about when I will be returning to face to face counselling.
What type of counselling do I offer?
Choosing a therapist can be daunting, confusing and even overwhelming. This is an overview of the types of counselling I offer and my experience to give you some idea of the way I would work with you. I like to think I would be walking alongside you in your journey. You have the freedom to decide how you will spend time during the sessions from the following: -
*Online and telephone counselling via zoom, email, telephone, which can include:
Creative arts therapy - I currently offer online counselling sessions which include creative themes using wool. You are invited to bring along your knitting (or other stitch related activities) to the counselling session. Sometimes it can help explore feelings and emotions in a way that is non-verbal. Creative arts therapy provides a bridge for this to happen. I am passionate about the use of knitting and other wool related activities such as weaving or stitch to bring a sense of calm and there are proven researched benefits of these types of activities too.
I believe that we inherently know what we need to heal. I aim to provide a safe environment for you to connect with your self in a compassionate way. You can choose how you wish to spend the time during the session to enable you to tap into your natural healing tools that you can then use in your own time to facilitate healing and calm.
The first session
If you would like to take the next step, you are welcome to contact me, either by email or phone. We can arrange to meet and explore your options. You are also welcome to take a look at my website, which has more information about how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Academic and Professional Training and Qualifications
- Master of Science (MSc) Counselling & Psychotherapy - Keele University (accredited with BACP registration)
- Batchelor of Science with Honours (BSc. Hons) - Health & Social Care - The Open University
- RN Dip (HE) Adult Nursing (Pt 12) - Staffordshire University
- Diploma in Mindfulness - Open College Network
Professional Counselling CPD - an overview of my professional training
- Bereavement and Loss: - Sudden and Traumatic Death, Bereavement by Suicide, Pregnancy & Birth Loss, Death of a Child, Tasks of Mourning, Stages of Grief, Writing in Bereavement, Creative collage in Bereavement, Male Grief, working with Coroners.
- Online and Telephone Counselling (80hours of CPD training)
- Compassion Based Therapy
- Understanding and Managing Anxiety
- Understanding PTSD
- Understanding ME/CFS
- Working with Lived Experience
- Expressive Writing
- Safeguarding Adults
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Violence (including rape, GM, assault, abuse)
- Trauma in Domestic and Sexual Violence
- Dementia Friends
- Working in a hospice
I previously worked as a staff nurse within the NHS in a busy dynamic A&E where experiences such as sudden death, loss, illness, mental health crisis, and critical care situations gave me a good foundation for working with clients with multiple and complex physical and mental health needs.
As a therapist I have extensive experience (9 years) of working for a national bereavement and loss charity with clients who have experienced bereavement by suicide, sudden death, death of a child, complex grief, loss of a pet.
I also have experience of working within a charity providing counselling for victims of domestic and sexual violence, PTSD/C-PTSD.
Most recently, alongside my counselling private practice, I worked as a professional trainer for Midlands Partnership NHS trust Wellbeing and Recovery College.
Continuing Professional Development
As part of my continuing professional development and as part of my registration with BACP I regularly attend courses and update my knowledge and practice to ensure I am working in an ethical and professional way.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Artistic Block
- Creative Block
£40 per session (50 minutes)
Discounted rates for students, unemployed/low income, senior citizens (please enquire).