Rebecca Davies - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak I am offering supportive conversations these are aimed at relieving the stress that people are experiencing as a result of the coronavirus. If you feel you would like to offload to me in a confidential and caring phone call please e-mail me for an appointment. The calls can be up to 50 minutes long and I am offering them for free.
When you are finding it hard to cope a friendly ear can be invaluable to off load all your stuff into. I will listen to your story and try my best to understand you from your perspective, to understand what it feels like to be you and to have had your experiences. I listen with empathy and I respond uniquely to each of my clients as we build a relationship based in trust. Anything can be brought to the counselling room and nothing is silly or trivial if it is causing distress to you.
I believe it is the counselling relationship that heals, I am not afraid to sit with you no matter who you are or how you feel. I am confident that I will not reject you and that we can build a strong relationship that is the basis for your exploration. Your anxiety, stress and nervousness will not put me off you. Counselling is a chance to unburden yourself of things you may never say to anyone else this can clear space for new thoughts and help to build your own knowledge of yourself. I am a Person Centred Counsellor, this means that I work with you at your pace and with the material that you choose to share. I view counselling as a way of beginning a process of self reflection which you can continue throughout your life.
Person centred counselling helps to peel away outside influences, given to us by family, friends partners, religion, our culture and society. It can help you to find out what makes you tick, what makes life worth living for you. What is important to you and what you want to do. It can help to relieve anxiety, depression and feelings of panic. It can lessen a desire to be in control and help you to embrace the changes that are inevitable in life. Relationship issues can be explored and new ways of behaviour can be developed. It is an incredibly fulfilling type of counselling to deliver and I believe my clients find it a fulfilling experience too.
I am experienced in working with children and young people and I am happy to do so. I also offer, in conjunction with my colleague Tracy Hall, the opportunity for parents and their children to have the benefits of counselling individually during the same time period. Tracy would work with the child or young person whilst I offer counselling to parents or carers. This collaboration offers young people the support they need to navigate any problems whilst their parents have an opportunity to off load their concerns, gain an understanding of the counselling experience and process and helps them to create the emotional space for their children to grow.
I work with empathy, kindness, generosity and gentleness. I also work within firm boundaries which create security, reliability, familiarity and comfort. I am solid and down to earth and at times I may be challenging to you although we are very likely to end up sharing a smile or even a laugh.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (MBACP)
I run a private practice from my office in Wotton-u-Edge
I volunteered as a counsellor with the Nelson Trust for two years working in their residential rehab' with individuals with various addictions and at their community based centre for women.
I worked as a volunteer with Place2be for two years providing counselling for primary school children.
I am continuously undertaking some form of training or professional development.recently this has been in the area of working with trauma and building a trauma responsive environment for my clients. My most recent training was 'Working with unprepared clients'. This has helped me to understand that some clients whilst knowing that they want counselling may not be prepared for what counselling is, how the relationship works to repair and sooth and how talking out problems and releasing emotion can be beneficial. I am now well placed to support clients who are curious or unsure about counselling.
I am happy to discuss all of my recent readings and workshop trainings.
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
I am happy to have a brief (15 min) telephone discussion as an initial introduction for free.
I charge £40 per 50 minute session.
I offer low cost counselling to young people aged 16-20, people on low income or people living on benefits.
I have marked above the areas that I have worked in, I believe that people are more than their diagnosis or symptoms and I am keen to work with anyone who feels that I would be a good fit for them.