Becky Ilk

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BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy - MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Paignton, Devon, TQ3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed? You have tried your hardest to cope but feel like it is all too much? Or maybe you just want someone to talk to before it gets to that point? Together we can find a way through, to arrive at a place of increased psychological health and well-being. 

I am a warm, passionate, and trauma-informed Counsellor/Psychotherapist who offers a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to explore behavious, thoughts, feelings to gain insight into how your past may have impacted the present. I work integratively, meaning that I draw on humanistic philosophies and practices, but also include some psychoeducation, CBT, parts work and mindfulness techniques. Whatever works best for you and your circumstances, together we can decide on a plan and periodically discuss progress, needs and goals as they develop. I work relationally, so building a strong, safe and supportive therapeutic relationship will be crucial, as evidence suggests it is the most important factor for positive change to occur. We can work both short-term and long-term, depending on your needs, either face to face or online.

I have a wealth of experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, stress management, neurodiversity, relationship issues, self-esteem, life transitions, and personal development. Academically, I have qualitatively researched the impact of Type 1 Diabetes on parents and am currently researching Rejection Sensitivity in adult females with ADHD. Whether you're facing specific issues or seeking personal growth, I am here to walk with you through your journey.

Remember, seeking support is a courageous step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. Together, we can explore your challenges, build resilience, and create positive change. I look forward to supporting you on your path to personal growth and well-being.

Training, qualifications & experience


First Class BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy with Clinical Practice (Plymouth Marjon University)

Currently enrolled on MSc in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Plymouth Marjon University)

Work Experience:

  • Visiting Lecturer Marjon University 
  • Totnes Carers Counselling 
  • Torbay Domestic Abuse Service 

Additional training:

  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Supporting clients with ADHD
  • Introduction to IFS - IFSUK
  • Bereavement Counselling Training
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Existential Therapy
  • Suicide Awareness

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a limited number of sessions at the reduced fee of £35 for clients on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss options, as I believe everyone should have access to counselling and psychotherapy, regardless of income.

When I work

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Further information

First steps:

Please feel free to email/call me to arrange a free 15- minute introductory phone call to see if we are a good fit.  You will then have time to think about whether I am the right counsellor for you.  

Mobile 07872917667 – If I do not answer, please leave a message and I will call you back.

Paignton, Devon, TQ3

Type of session

In person