Rebecca Rigby, MA (Counselling), PG Dip. Counselling, MBACP
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
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.
Sensory Motor Psychotherapy
Solution focused brief therapy
Therapeutic Photography for Depression and Anxiety
Self Injury training
Working with substance misusers
Women in mental health
CACDP Stage 1&2 British Sign Language
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)
Guest lecturer at University of South Wales
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Organised and ritual abuse
Individual £40 per session
Counselling students £30 per session (10 sessions)
Reduced fees are available although there maybe a waiting list for this service.
- I am committed to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
- I hold Professional Liability Insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|