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MBACP Dip Counsellor

About me

Hi my name is Rebecca and I am a counsellor at Serenity Therapies. I am a qualified Cognitive behavioural Counsellor and I offer a confidential and professional counselling service. 

There are times when you can feel lost, frustrated, confused or stressed in your life and feel that no one is truly listening to you. It could be you are having relationship or marriage difficulties or have lost a person you loved and are struggling to cope. 

If so, I can help you identify where you want to be, what needs to change and how best to get there. Counselling can empower and enable you to find your potential and to overcome whatever obstacles are holding you back or making you feel stuck.

I ensure I provide a safe and non-judgmental surrounding to enable us to talk together and discuss any areas in your personal life that you may be finding difficult or stressful. Working collaboratively, we can explore these issues together and find strategies for you to cope better and move forward with your life.  

Having faced some difficult periods myself I understand how challenging life can be. Receiving counselling has helped me to deal with these challenges. So positive was this experience it inspired me to become a counsellor myself and has made me more confident and positive about my life.

People have amazing strengths. They can come through and deal with the most difficult of situations. Together we can find your strengths. Therapy does not always have to be serious; we can have lighter moments on the way. 

I have worked with individuals who have moved forward in their life on issues such as bereavement, trauma, suicide, anxiety, stress, depression, abuse, domestic violence, relationship problems, low self-esteem and confidence, alcohol and substance misuse, relationship problems and many others.

I run a bereavement charity group in Liverpool and have qualifications in Mental Health First Aid and Peer support mentoring.   

I currently practice privately in Widnes, Liverpool and St Helens. I have a vast amount of experience working in the emergency services for 34 years. This has given me an in-depth valuable knowledge and understanding that enhances the level of support I offer. I offer face to face; telephone or online counselling services.

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP) being a member guarantees I have the recognised qualifications required and that I work proficiently and professionally within their ethical framework which ensures you are protected and receive a safe quality service. I also hold personal indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Counselling Practice

  • Embarking on Practice
  • Counselling Practicum
  • Cognitive Behavioural Theory
  • Approaches to counselling Children and Young People

Level 3 Counselling

Level 2 Counselling

CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management)
 
First Aid protective training
 
Mental Health First Aid Level 2 & 3
Suicide Awareness - PIPS Programme 2-day course
PGCE Cert Ed -Manchester Metropolitan University

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Support after suicide

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£35 per session discount for under 18’s

Further information

Available for Face to Face; on line or telephone counselling

Serenity Therapies (Rainhill Village Business Centre), 497 Warrington Road, Rainhill, Liverpool, L35 0PL

St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1LF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom