Rebecca Mccann BA(Hons) DPSW DipHyp Ad Dip CP
Hertfordshire Therapy Centre
58 Tewin Road
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Garden City
Feeling as though you are not enjoying life can be difficult. I provide a safe, non-judgmental place to support you to make permanent changes and fulfill your potential as an individual or couple.
I am qualified and experienced in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling which I believe gives me the ability to support you as deserve to be.
I have over 10 year’s experience working in Social Care both as an unqualified and qualified Social Worker, supported by a placement with my local CAMHS team.
After having my first child in 2007 I decided to continue building upon my therapeutic experience and began a course with Chrysalis. I hold an Advanced diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling and earned a distinction. I have recently attended training specifically to support those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), weight control, and mindfulness meditation.
I use my skills and experience to provide therapeutic support for my local community.
My own experiences of counselling, professionally and personally have led me to be the therapist that I am today. I strongly believe that an eclectic approach to therapy is beneficial as it allows me to tailor sessions to your needs specifically rather than using a one size fits all method of support.
What therapy do I offer?
I have trained in many different methods and have studied areas such as psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (which focuses on your past), as well as CBT (which looks at how you can make changes in the here and now). I use hypnotherapy in my sessions if it is appropriate, hypnotherapy can help with past and present issues. I am also able to offer specific support to those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, as well as generally stress and phobias.
I have attended additional training in PTSD, mindfulness meditation and NLP.
I am able to offer both day, evening and weekend sessions (see below for costs) and am happy to arrange sessions in your home in certain circumstances.
I work within Hertfordshire Therapy Centre with an experienced team of therapists. We offer a wide range of therapies for individuals, couples and children. My colleagues are able to offer play therapy for children for a range of issues from anxiety to autistic spectrum, as well as support for adults with a history of domestic violence and relationship issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 year’s experience working in Social Care both as an unqualified and qualified Social Worker, supported by a placement with my local CAMHS team.I use this experience to support you as an adult to lead a fulfilled and happy life.
I have experience of supporting those with childhood trauma and domestic violence and addiction, having spent time as a volunteer hypnotherapist with Resolve, my local addiction charity.
I run Butterflies Community where we support women struggling with motherhood. I run group therapy sessions, and supervise a team of volunteers.
I studied hypnotherapy and psychotherapy with Chrysalis and hold a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and an Advanced Diploma (with distinction) in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I have a certificate in hypnobirthing through the HypnoBirthing Institute and offer ante natal support based on this qualification.
I have studied holistic nutrition with the School of natural Health Sciences.
I have attended short courses in:
*Working with PTSD
*Compulsive Over Eating
I have a degree in Sociology and a diploma in Social Work
I offer personalised therapy using the most appropriate methods to support you to fulfill your potential.
I am bound by client confidentiality and the ethics of my registering bodies.
I am fully insured. .
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety and Panic disorder
I have used my skills and various methods to support clients to overcome anxiety, panic and phobias. One of my first clients had a severe phobia of frogs and we worked to overcome this.
I understand that anxiety can be all consuming and at times it can be difficult to believe that you will ever be able to overcome it. I work patiently with my clients who achieve change in their own time. Overcoming anxiety, panic and phobias can be amazing!
Depression and depressed moods can affect your view of yourself, your relationships, career and many other areas of your life. Having had both personal and professional exprience of depression, I am able to offer you support in this area.
Self-Esteem and Low Self-Confidence
I believe that building up your confidence and self-esteem allows you the mental space to perhaps look at other aspects of you life and become happy and fulfilled.
Anger can cause you and those around you harm, mentally and physically. I am able to offer you support to deal effectively with your anger.
We have many stressors in our life, bereavement, separation and divorce, work, relationship issues., past traumas are to name but a few. Some stress can be a positive thing, it inspires us to take action. However negative stress can cause you physical harm, as well as emotional. I can work with you to identify your negative stress and support you to achieve positive change.
I have developed a programme with the sepcific aim of improving your relationship with food and your body in order to bring you control over your weight. I have combined my expertise in areas such as hypnotherapy, nutrional therapy, mindfulness and counselling to offer a comprehensive weight control supoprt package. I offer this on both a group and individual basis over a seried of 5 sessions with support between the sessions should your require it.
Child Birth and Post Natal Depression
I am a qualified HypnoBirthing Practitioner and use this to support clients to have a calm, comfortable birth experience. This is essentially an antenatal course offered by a therapist, it covers areas such as relaxation, breathing and visualisaiton techniques as well as self-hypnosis.
I have suffered PND myself and use my own experiences as well as my training to support my clients through their own issues. Some clients who have suffered PND in the past worry that this will affect current or future pregnancies, whilst others are suffered PND. I work together with you to help you find a way out of your depression.
I have a particular interest in supporting you with your anxieties, fear, confidence and self-esteem. I believe that building up your confidence and self-esteem allows you the mental space to perhaps look at other aspects of you life and become happy and fulfilled.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
Initial Consultation - telephone: Free
Ongoing Sessions lasting 50 minutes: £45
*Hertfordshire Therapy Centre do offer reduced rate counselling in certain circumstances, please contact us to discuss in confidence
Workshops and Courses
Take Control of Your Weight: £90 per session (discount if paid in advance: £400)
What you get:
*A free 30 minute initial consultation followed by 5 sessions each lasting 1 hour 45 minutes
* A tailored program of support including diet and nutritional advice and therapy.
*Email support between sessions
*Handouts to take away for long term support
*Discounted follow up sessions should you require them
Group sessions are available
Ante and Post Natal:
Birth Preparation (hypnobirthing):
*Group Workshop - for up to 5 friends (3 couples) - £450 per group
*Individual Course/Workshop (4 hours): £150
Birth trauma session: £40 per session
If you require home sessions please contact me to discuss further.
If your are unable to afford the fees set please contact me to discuss as I am able to offer some reduced price sessions, depending on your circumstances.
I also offer free women's groups for women struggling with the emotions of motherhood, including those with a diagnosis of ante or post natal depression.
I am based at Hertfordshire Therapy Centre (www.hertfordshiretherapy.org), in Welwyn Garden City, in close proximity to the town centre, and bus and train station.
There is ample free parking, as well as a waiting room, toilet and refreshments.
I run Butterflies Charity providing affordable (free or donation) support for women struggling with pregnancy and motherhood. We work with women of all ages and provide a variety of support. (see www.butterfliescommunity.support for further information)
I offer day and evening sessions
I offer a free telephone initial consultation lasting up to 30 minutes
I am happy to work with Employee Assistance Providers
I provide counselling for therapists in training
I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society which is recognised by the government Accredited Voluntary Register.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday day times and evenings, Saturday day time
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Supervision is a process which supports you as counsellor to offer the best therapy to your clients.