Hello and welcome. My name is Rebecca and I am a professionally qualified therapeutic counsellor based in central Farnham in Surrey. I offer both short and long term 1:1 counselling to adults and young people over 16 in a comfortable and professional therapy room. I have experience supporting a wide range of issues including grief, loss, coping skills, women's health, men's mental health, relationship problems, anxiety, loss or change of identity and difficulties with self-image.
Face-to-face appointments are available in Farnham on weekdays and Saturday mornings, and I also offer telephone and secure online counselling sessions. If you would like to know more, I would be pleased to hear from you.
How can counselling help?
There are times when life feels challenging and it is difficult to cope alone. Talking to a counsellor is a space to think about what is going on for you but taking the first steps can often feel scary or daunting, as can finding the right counsellor to talk to. I offer a warm, collaborative and empathetic approach to support whatever you are struggling with. Together we might look at something you have been holding for a long time, or explore and begin to make sense of new emotions and feelings you are experiencing - whatever brings you to counselling is welcome.
My personal approach
As an integrative counsellor I blend a primarily person-centred approach with other models including attachment theory and cognitive behavioural coping tools to best meet individual client needs. I aim to offer a non-judgemental space in which to build a collaborative relationship. My role is not to tell you what to do, but to support you in accessing and exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to find greater clarity and understanding through increased self-awareness. I work with you to think about past experiences and relationships, in terms of how they are impacting you now. I believe we all have the capacity for growth given the right conditions around us, and whilst it may not be easy or a quick fix, counselling can be a very restorative experience.
Some client feedback
"You have been such a massive help to me and I am very grateful for that"
"Thank you so much for your help, kindness and empathy - it has been invaluable"
"Thank you for guiding me to a healthy place I didn't think was attainable 3 months ago"
"You helped me understand that how I was feeling was OK and that there was no shame in it"
If you are unsure whether therapy might be useful for you, or have any questions about working with me, please do get in touch and we can talk about what you are experiencing and how I could help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work with their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am fully insured for professional practice, ICO registered and have an enhanced DBS certificate.
- MSc Mental Health - 2021-2023
- BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Counselling - University of Surrey
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills
- Tavistock and Portman Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health
- Accredited Counsellor for Infant and Baby Loss with The Foundation for Infant Loss Training
- Palliative Care
- Trained Dementia Friend
- Introduction to Eating Disorders
- Attachment in the Early Years
- National Counselling Society accredited Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- Suicide Crisis Training
- LGB Sexuality Awareness
- I provide external counselling services to support the wellbeing of employees in several organisations, including RMBI Care Homes in the South East
- Frontline19 - I am a volunteer counsellor supporting people working for the NHS and UK frontline services
- Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care Farnham - I spent three years as a volunteer counsellor working with family members before and after bereavement and with patients receiving palliative care
- Basingstoke College of Technology - I was a volunteer counsellor for young people aged 16 -25, supporting a wide range of issues including emotional mental health
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling for carers
Concessions offered for
Initial assessment: I offer a free 20 minute initial phone assessment to talk about what you would like to bring to counselling and how I might be able to help. It is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Session fees: £50 per 50 minute session - face-to-face, telephone or online.
Payment: Payment by bank transfer is due 24 hours before each session and I am also accepting cash payment again on the day, for face-to-face appointments.
Cancellations: Less than 24 hours notice of cancellation or failure to attend an appointment will incur the full fee.
Face-to-face counselling appointments available weekdays and Saturday morning. Online and telephone counselling appointments available some weekdays and early evenings.