Therapeutic Counsellor BSc (Hons), MBACP
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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 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.
I offer daytime and evening in-person appointments and I also see clients on a Saturday morning. Alternatively, telephone and online sessions are available if you prefer. 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
I am trained integratively which means being able to combine tools and techniques from different counselling theories, to best meet your needs. I work in a primarily person-centred way but am also informed by other therapeutic approaches including attachment theory and behavioural coping tools that help with day to day living. My aim is to offer a non-judgemental therapy space in which to build a collaborative relationship that feels safe and supportive. Within that relationship my role is not to tell you what to do and make decisions for you, but to support you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to find greater clarity and understanding through increased self-awareness. I believe we all have the capacity for growth 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.
- 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
- 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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Initial assessment: I offer a free 15/20 minute initial phone assessment to talk about what you would like to bring to counselling, your expectations 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: I accept payment by bank transfer, cash and credit/debit card. Bank transfers are due 24 hours before each session. Cash and credit/debit card payments are accepted for in-person appointments only.
Cancellations: Less than 24 hours notice of cancellation or failure to attend an appointment will incur the full fee.
When I work
Daytime, evening and Saturday morning in-person counselling appointments are available. I have some flexibility for online and telephone sessions.