Rebecca Hay MBACP BA Hons in Counselling and Psychotherapy
You may have arrived here because your feeling like everything is just getting to you right now, maybe you are feeling low or anxious, anger, frustration or just desperate to change something in your life but find you are struggling with how?
Perhaps you are finding that no matter what you do to ignore what’s going on or how your feeling, it all still finds a way of coming back and eating away at your confidence and self worth.
We all have times where our thoughts or experiences have a negative effect on our wellbeing and emotional state. Certain issues can affect us, we are not perfect beings and that’s ok.
Recognising that it’s ok to talk about how you are feeling is a huge step to take. Firstly, I’d like to say that I appreciate how hard it must be for you, to have taken that first step to seeking help, it takes courage to be open about your vulnerability.
As a person centred counsellor, I will be the non judgmental person you need, to facilitate a safe way for you to explore and go on to accept, who you are.
The therapy I offer, takes into account your individual needs, what ever they may be for you. By working together, we can develop a relationship which facilitates change within you, to overcome any obstacle in your way.
I also work with vulnerable adults and adolescents from 11years up, with issues relating to anxiety, depression, bereavement and social difficulties as well as more complex mental health issues, such as eating disorders, self-harm, trauma, autism, ADHD, ASD, ADD, bipolar disorder and BPD. Being labelled with these issues can be extremely hard for anyone to accept, counselling helps you to talk through the feelings which may be confusing and overwhelming. You will find I accept you for who you are as a whole, with whatever labels you may bring with you.
Some of the ways in which I work can include, walk and talk therapy and creative play with both young people and adults, this form of therapy can be useful for those who find it hard to talk about feelings, or who feel like the normal way of working in therapy does not work for them. Working creatively can help you to find a way to express emotions, to understand how to move past difficulties with a deeper understanding of why things happen and how and why we react to them.
Counselling is about helping you to understand and accept yourself again or reach a new understanding of why you might react to some situations differently to others, it provides you with the tools you need to move forward with living your best life.
Training, qualifications & experience
BC Hons Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from UCC Essex.
Diploma in Person centred counselling from UCC Essex
Certificate in couples psychosexual issues in relationships
Certificate in working pluralistically in counselling
Certificate in Trauma, the brain and recovery
Certificate in working with nesting dolls
Enhanced DBS obtained Nov 2019
NSPCC Safe guarding trained.
Registered member of BACP 376274
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
Free telephone consultation
£25 introductory session
£40 per 50 minute session