Rebecca Masters Bsc(Open) MNCS
Life has an unfathomable habit of throwing 'stuff' at us and at times becoming quite overwhelming; isolating; without choice & testing our resilience and usual strategies of coping to the limits. Counselling, can provide a period of time & space to reconnect, understand, become aware, & identify the choices that can lead to realistic and sustainable change.
I am an integrative counsellor; able to use different theoretical approaches in my practice. I am guided by an ethical & professional framework as a registrant member of the National Counselling Society. I attend monthly supervision sessions and take part in various continuing professional development opportunities to support my practice and registration.
My background - I am a veteran of the Queen Alexander's Royal Naval Nursing Service (I am no longer a registered general nurse); volunteering with Service charities and other community based groups.
Coming to personal counselling begins a journey that is not easy and takes courage. It can be challenging as you explore what is uppermost for you & the thoughts, feelings & emotions that surround that. I am available to anyone who feels that they need to talk to someone outside of family or friends, in a safe and confidential space.
Contact me via my phone number 0754 387 9460 or my email firstname.lastname@example.org - I will get back to you as soon as is practically possible.
I look forward to meeting you soon……………
Training, qualifications & experience
- L4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling
- l3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- L3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BSc(Open) - Relating to Health & Social Care
- PTLLS - Preparing to teach in the Life Long Learning Sector
I have completed further training in adult safeguarding & child safeguarding & protection; also ethical practice.
During my training, I had a placement in a 6th form college working with 16-18 year old students & the teaching and associated college staff.
I also volunteered with a counselling agency contracted to the NHS to provide counselling services to General Practice surgeries. Lately I have become a recognised counselling contact for the Royal Marines Association & Royal Marines Charity supporting partners of Serving & ex-Service personnel.
I am an accredited registrant member of the National Counselling Society & hold Professional Civil Liability Insurance. I receive monthly supervision and have a keen interest in continuing professional development & developing my practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fee is £40 per session & is due at the end of each session.
A concession rate is offered for counselling students & those 18 and above; in full-time education or training.
Receipt of payment is given.
Employment Assistance programmes (EAP) welcomed.
Your appointment is for 1 hour with the working part of the session being 50 minutes.
Sessions will take place in a natural health centre and we will negotiate the day & time; ideally this will be the same day & time for all your sessions. This also makes booking our counselling room easier.
At the first session we'll try and plan for 6 sessions with a review at the fourth session to see how things are going. This also helps us plan for the ending of our therapeutic relationship as endings are as important as beginnings. Confidentiality, any paperwork etc will also be explained and gone through.
If you need to cancel an appointment please do it a minimum of 24 hrs prior.
Non-attendance without notice will incur the full cost of the session at the following appointment.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Some French & Italian|
Shallow steps lead to the door of the Abbeymead Natural Health Centre. If you have any mobility issues please tell me and I can book a room on the ground floor (also convenient for the W.C. facilities).
My hours of working are 0900-1700 Monday to Friday Assistance dogs welcome
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|