Rebecca Pillay MBACP(reg.) Counselling and Psychotherapy for Young People.
Cleethorpes Business Centre
I am passionate about my work with young people, and strongly believe that working therapeutically at an early stage, when issues first become apparent, can help to prevent mental health difficulties in a young person's future.
I work with children and young people up to the age of 25 to overcome their difficulties within a safe and secure therapeutic relationship, and in a way which they can understand - and most importantly feel understood. Therapy seeks to provide greater self-awareness and understanding, in turn enabling a young person to develop positive coping strategies to carry forward into adulthood.
I work with young people bringing a diverse range of issues into the therapy room. These can be similar to the issues that adults bring however, because young people are in a completely different headspace to that of an adult, they often find it more difficult to explore their experience without specialist support. Some examples of the issues that counselling can help with are:
- Depression and Anxiety
- School Transition
- Family dynamics/breakdowns
- Alcohol and Substance mis-use
- Body Image
- Sexuality, Gender and Relationships
- Behavioural Support
I am an integrative therapist working from a relational framework: this means that I am trained to use different types of therapy whilst maintaining the focus on the quality of the therapeutic relationship.
In addition to 1 to 1 talking therapies, I often use a range of creative and play therapy techniques with young people. Working in this way enables young people to express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and emotions
I am fully qualified and experienced in work with children, adolescents and adults.
In addition to private work I currently work in association with Fortis Therapy and Training in Grimsby within local schools.
I base my private work from the Cleethorpes Business Centre in Humberston, Grimsby. The centre offers on-site parking, a waiting area and a cafe area.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This recognises that my training and practice is of a high standard and meets the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority. I work according to the BACP Ethical Framework, and attend regular supervision in accordance with this.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited). Leeds Beckett University.
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Interpersonal Skills. Leeds Beckett University
- Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents. Lindum College.
- BA (Hons) 2:1 Classification. University of Manchester.
In addition I undertake regular Continued Professional Development and have done so in the following areas:
- Anxiety and depression.
- Disordered eating.
- Bereavement and loss.
- Substance misuse - drug and alcohol awareness.
- Impact of sexual abuse.
- Working with suicidal clients.
- Working with children and young people.
- Play therapy and sand tray work.
- Creative therapy.
- Confidentiality, privacy and safety.
- Safeguarding children.
- Safeguarding adults.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I have a flat rate fee of £35 per session.
Normally, the first stage would be to meet with the young person (and/or if appropriate, the parent(s)/carer) to look at the issues that are being presented, gather any information that I may think will be useful to know, along with specific goals and expectations. The young person would then attend sessions on a one-to-one basis. I may also meet with parents during and at the end of counselling, if appropriate.
Sessions last for 45-60 depending on age and capacity of the client.
(Payment to be made in cash during session, or by bank transfer prior to session. Many thanks).
Due to the nature of my work I may not be able to answer your call immediately however, please do leave me a message and I will call you back as soon as my client work allows. Alternatively, please send me an email with your contact details.
Available for school work and work affiliated with other organisations.
Maps & Directions
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I will do my very best to offer an appointment to suit your needs.
Types of client