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Rebecca Rigby, MA (Counselling), PG Dip. Counselling, MBACP

About me

* Face to face sessions have resumed with Covid 19 precautions in place *

I am a BACP Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist. My aim is to offer a therapeutic experience that is safe, non-judgemental and accepting.

Life can be stressful, and many of us experience difficulties that leave us feeling confused and alone. Counselling can help and support you to explore these difficulties by offering you the opportunity to talk and share how you feel.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, including; loss and bereavement, trauma, abuse, dissociation, stress and anxiety, mental health issues, addictions, relationship issues, self-harm, anger management and low self-confidence.

Please feel free to contact me for a chat about your needs. I am happy to answer any enquiries and questions you may have.

"Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that change your life forever."


How
I work

As an Integrative Counsellor, I combine theory and techniques from a variety of approaches, such as, CBT, Psychodynamic and Humanistic/Existential and integrate them into an approach that is flexible and tailored to meet your specific needs or goals. For those who find talking about distressing issues difficult, I also offer the option to work creatively, using art materials or phototherapy techniques.


I offer short-term or long-term therapy and will regularly check in with you to ensure you are getting what you need from therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists: Certificate Number: 149982

MA in Counselling (Integrative) - University of South Wales, Newport.
          
PG Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) - University of South Wales, Newport.

Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of South Wales, Newport.

Additional training:

Sensory Motor Psychotherapy

Solution focused brief therapy
Motivational interviewing
Therapeutic Photography for Depression and Anxiety
Self Injury training
Alcohol awareness

Working with substance misusers
Personality disorders
Dual diagnosis
Suicide intervention
Women in mental health
Stress awareness
CACDP Stage 1&2 British Sign Language

Experience:

My professional career has involved working with clients with a wide variety of issues, including those with serious mental health difficulties, sensory loss, childhood abuse, trauma, loss and bereavement, relationship issues, substance dependency, work related issues, self-harm, depression, stress and anxiety.

2016 - present   Psychotherapist/counsellor in private practice

2017 - present   Student counsellor at Bridgend College

2018 - present   Student counsellor at University of South Wales

2019 - present   Counsellor at Reflections Network - The Wallich

2018 - 2019       NHS Counsellor in GP surgeries, Bridgend

2018 - 2019      Counsellor at Time for Talking (EAP)

2013 - 2016      Therapist at Brynawel House Rehab (drug and alcohol)

In addition:

Guest lecturer at University of South Wales


Research:

I am committed to updating my knowledge of counselling research and practice. I have a particular interest in trauma and dissociation and exploring creative strategies for living and thriving with a dissociative disorder.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Depersonalisation/derealisation
DID/DDNOS
Organised and ritual abuse
LGBT issues

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Individual  £40 per session

Counselling students  £30 per session  (10 sessions)

Reduced fees are available although there maybe a waiting list for this service.

Further information

  • I am committed to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • I hold Professional Liability Insurance.


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

Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Rebecca Rigby, MA (Counselling), PG Dip. Counselling, MBACP

Rebecca Rigby, MA (Counselling), PG Dip. Counselling, MBACP