Rebecca Lacey MSc. Dip Counselling MBACP
I have trained and qualified as a Gestalt counsellor, based both at home in the Forest of Dean and at the Gestalt Centre Wales in Chepstow (Chepstow Therapy rooms) where I also receive my supervision.
I am based in the Chepstow Therapy rooms for client work on Monday afternoons from 4pm to 8.45pm and on Tuesday mornings from 8.30am until 2pm. If those hours are difficult, I can also welcome clients to my home in English Bicknor, in the Forest of Dean.
If you are new to counselling, I can offer just an initial phone call so you can see what you think, or you can email me just to say hello and take it from there. I know it can feel daunting to take the first step.
it seems to me that the most important element in any client / counsellor relationship is the quality of that relationship and trust. I offer you a safe and confidential place where you can be really listened to and fully supported.
My Gestalt background means that I can offer a focus on supporting clients to grow awareness of the here and now, and with the foundation of our trusting relationship, offer the opportunity to experiment with doing things differently.
During this uncertain period of Covid-19 restrictions, I am happy to offer online counselling using Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified with a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling from the Gestalt Centre in London and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked with clients who have experienced issues with anxiety, stress, and depression. I have worked with clients from various diverse backgrounds and with a range of issues.
I have 30 years experience working in the NHS, both as a speech and language therapist and then as a service leader and coach, supporting staff in developing their potential.
I have three grown up sons who live in London and Manchester, and a husband and 2 dogs who live with me in the beauty of the Forest of Dean.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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You are welcome to email or call to say hello and arrange a first session, where we can talk about what it is you are looking for. This would be a 'taster' session after which you can decide if you want to continue. I offer sessions for as long as the client feels they need them, and usually agree to review how things are going at around week 6.
All sessions are 50 minutes long and I charge £40 per session. This can be paid in cash at the session or by BACS transfer. During this period of uncertainty and the need to distance ourselves in physical space, I am happy to offer online or phone counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays 4-8pm and Tuesdays 8am - 2pm in Chepstow
Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays in English Bicknor
Types of client