Rebecca Leakey

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4AJ
07594742427 07594742427
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4AJ

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 completed my BSc In psychology at London Southbank University (BPS accredited). I then spent several years in Asia, learning and practicing different methods and therapeutic approaches orientated in Eastern philosophy. These experiences were growth promoting and I feel inform my practice in a positive way as I have a holistic view and appreciation of each individual. I am particularly interested in how the body can inform and guide therapeutic practice. I have trained with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in London. I am currently undergoing Somatic Experience training in London and Edinburgh to further assist and deepen my knowledge and understanding of the role of the body and nervous system in understanding mental health and recovery.

I have an MSc in counselling psychology (BACP accredited) and am committed to my ongoing personal and professional development. I am a registered member of the BACP, adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and attend regular supervision sessions.  I have experience working with trauma, addiction and other complex issues in both private practice and within organizations.

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

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.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Introductory Workshop, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Southampton. 2020

  • Introductory workshop, The focusing institute. Dr. Greg Madison. London. 2019
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice. Carolyn Spring. 2019

  • Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Workshop. Deb Dana. Oxfordshire. 2019

  • Eating Disorder Master Practitioner Training. National Centre for Eating Disorders. London. March 2019.

  • Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. London. 2018-2019.

  • Compassionate Inquiry 20 hr online Workshop. Gabor Mate. 2018

  • Developing Effective Group Facilitation. Gestalt Centre.  London. 2018

  • MSc Counselling Psychology (BACP). Keele University. 2015-2017.

  • Yoga instructor training (RYT 200), 5 Elements School of Yoga. Krakow. Poland. 2015

  • Chios Energy Healing (Level 1). Sole Solutions. UK. 2015.

  • Diploma Meridian Psychotherapy. School of Natural HealthSciences. London. 2015.

  • Diploma Life Coaching, School of Natural Health Sciences. London. 2015.

  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling. Chrysalis. Bridgewater, UK. 2014.

  • BSc Psychology (BPS), London South Bank University. London. 2005-2008.​

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

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

Concessions are available (students, Job seekers and those on low wages etc) on a case by case basis- please contact me for further details

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

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 Natural Health & Therapy Centre
Coxeter House, 21-27 Ock St
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 4AJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Rebecca Leakey

Rebecca Leakey