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About me

Hello and welcome. My name is Rebecca and I am a professionally qualified therapeutic counsellor based in central Farnham in Surrey, with some appointments also available in Guildford. I offer 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 and difficulties with self-image. I have undertaken specialist training to support infant and baby loss and also have an interest in perinatal mental health.

Coronavirus Update 27th January 2021

During the current Covid-19 lockdown, I am temporarily pausing face to face counselling. Telephone and secure online video sessions are both available to support you during this difficult and challenging time. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more about the possibility of working together - you don't have to cope alone and I would like to help if I can.

How can counselling help?

There are times when life feels challenging and it is difficult to cope alone. Talking to a counsellor can help to think about what is going on for you but taking the first steps can feel very daunting, as can finding the right counsellor to talk to. I offer a warm, caring and empathetic space to hear, accept and support whatever you are struggling with. Together we might look at something you have been holding for a long time, or explore and make sense of new emotions and feelings you are experiencing. Whatever brings you to counselling, I offer a supportive and non-judgemental therapy space to be yourself in.

My personal approach

I am an integrative counsellor working primarily with a humanistic approach. 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,  and whilst it may not be easy or a quick fix, counselling can be a hugely restorative and rewarding experience.

Working creatively

Sometimes it is difficult to find the right words to express feelings so alongside talking therapy I also work creatively if you would like to, using for example shells, stones or writing. Being creative can be a helpful way of accessing thoughts and feelings that are hard to express.

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 together, please do get in touch with me 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.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Counselling - University of Surrey
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills
  • Enhanced DBS certificate

Further Training

  • Tavistock and Portman Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health
  • Accredited Counsellor for infant and baby loss with The Foundation for Infant Loss Training
  • Palliative Care
  • Working with Loss and Grief
  • Trained Dementia Friend
  • Introduction to eating disorders
  • Attachment in the early years
  • National Counselling Society accredited Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Experience

  • RMBI Care Homes - Shannon Court, Hindhead - I provide external counselling services to support the emotional health and wellbeing of care home employees
  • 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 -19, supporting a wide range of issues including emotional mental health

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

Exam related stress

Grief and loss

Infant Loss

Life limiting illness

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Photos & videos

Fees

First conversation

I offer a free 20 minute consultation via telephone call or zoom meeting to discuss what you hope to gain from counselling and to make sure I am well placed to support you. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

Ongoing counselling

All counselling sessions are 50 minutes and each session is charged at £50.

Payment is required 24 hours prior to each session, currently by bank transfer only.

Cancellations

Less than 24 hours notice of cancellation will incur the full fee.

The Eaves
43 Downing Street
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7PH

The Eaves
3 Paris, Parklands
Railton Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 9JX

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 Unspecified

Please ask about ground floor room availability in Guildford.

Availability

From 5th January 2021 - telephone and online appointments available Monday to Friday during the day, on Saturday mornings and some week day evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Rebecca Rogers Therapeutic Counsellor BSc (Hons), MBACP

Rebecca Rogers Therapeutic Counsellor BSc (Hons), MBACP