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About me

I am passionate about the field of therapy. My passion and enthusiasm, I feel comes from my own personal experiences and witnessing the transformative power of this work.

I have experience working with client’s (both adults and young people) who are experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties, including;  trauma (inc. PTSD, CPTSD, DID) depression, attachment and relational trauma, phobias, anxiety, dual diagnosis and all aspects of addictive behaviour including eating disorders, pathological gambling, sex and love addiction, co-dependency, alcohol, drugs, and other pro-cess addictions in both private practice and within inpatient and secondary treatment settings.

I am a versatile therapist and work in an integrative way to ensure I can meet the  individual needs of each client. I draw on a variety of approaches in my work. These include ( though not exclusively) ; Somatic experiencing, which works by bringing awareness to the sensations in the body, thus giving access to the nervous system and the bodies natural healing powers to resolve trauma and other stress related disorders.  Internal family systems therapy - which works on supporting the relationship between the "self" and the parts that make up the self- allowing us to work with defence and protective patterns which have built up over time in response to trauma. Compassion focused therapy which aims to promote healing by encouraging individuals to practice compassion towards themselves and others. Sensorimotor psychotherapy - a body-centered approach that aims to treat the somatic symptoms of unresolved trauma. Sensorimotor psychotherapy combines somatic therapies, attachment theory, cognitive applications, neuroscience, and techniques from the Hakomi method.  

The core values of the person centered approach underpin all my work. I believe, whole heartedly that when provided with a safe and facilitative environment individuals are able to move in the direction of change, growth, empowerment, fulfillment and the opportunity to reach their full potential.

I am committed to my on-going personal and professional development and am constantly looking to evolve my practice and the effectiveness of my work. I am a registered member of the BACP, ad-here to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and attend regular individual and group supervision sessions. 

I have proven experience of working with clients from wide demographic and cultural back grounds.  I am creative empathetic and non-judgmental, dedicated to ensuring ethical and reflective practice. I am collaborative, versatile, and conscientious, committed to meeting the unique needs of every individual.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 1 Certificate Course – Creative Connections – 2021- ongoing

Introduction to expressive arts therapy – Creative Connections – 2021

Somatic Experiencing, Level 2 - SOS Internationale – 2021 - ongoing

Somatic Experiencing, Level 1 - SOS Internationale - 2020 - 2021

Foundation in Dance Movement Psychotherapy - Goldsmiths University - 2020-2021

Somatic Experiencing Introduction - SOS Internationale - 2020

Internal Family Systems Module 1 (level 1)  - IFS UK – 2020- 2021

Internal Family Systems Introduction - IFS UK - 2020

Introductory workshop - The focusing institute - Dr. Greg Madison - 2019

Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice - Carolyn Spring - 2019

Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Workshop - Deb Dana - Khiron House, Oxfordshire - 2019

Master Practitioner Training in Eating Disorders and Obesity - National Centre for Eating Disorders, London - 2019

Compassionate Inquiry - Gabor Mate. 2018. 

Developing Effective Group Facilitation - Gestalt Centre - 2018. 

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Are you experiencing:

-Depression?
-Anxiety?
-Stress?
-Eating disorder?
-Addiction?
-Trauma?
-Low self esteem and confidence?
-Feelings of hopelessness/ despair?
-Relationships issues?
​-Bereavement?
-A general feeling of dis-ease
-Or perhaps you are unable to define or cateogorise your difficulty and challenge

If so, counselling may be for you.

Counselling offers you the space to explore your feelings, thoughts, emotions and situation in a safe, non-judgmental, confidential and compassionate space. Through a mutually respective relationship you have the opportunity to  heal, transform and grow in the direction of greater self understanding and fulfillment.

30 minute initial assessment during which you will have time to discuss your needs -

Individual one-to-one sessions of 50 minutes duration - £60 per session

Payment is by cheque or cash at the beginning of each session or by bank transfer prior to the session. Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable however clients are kindly requested to give a minimum of 24 hours notice to avoid the fees for the session being chargeable

Availability

I am able to offer evening, weekend appointments and online sessions. Please contact me If you would like to arrange a, no obligation, initial assessment.

Further information

I truly care for each of my client's and I feel passionately that within every individual resides a wisdom and unique potential. That when provided with a nurturing and facilitative environment, individuals can begin to uncover and realise their own strength, possibilities and move towards a more fulfilling life

Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Rebecca Leakey, MSc Psychotherapist, MBACP

Rebecca Leakey, MSc Psychotherapist, MBACP