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Rebecca Shamash

Bristol BS8 & BS6
07957 449754 07957 449754
Bristol BS8 & BS6

About me

Throughout the Covid-19 isolation period I am offering sessions online via zoom or via telephone instead of in person.

Counselling and psychotherapy are talking therapies based on a confidential relationship with a trained person, who can support you to explore the difficulties and possibilities in your life. I offer a safe and confidential space and as an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor  I draw on my training and experience of a variety of approaches to build an approach that suits you. Working creatively with you and the things you may want to address in your life I look to understand and support you as we explore your current situation, looking to the future as well as difficulties or patterns which may arise from your past. We may also explore more practical ways to help you manage day to day.

It is important for to get a sense of a therapist and to find someone you feel you can work with. If you are looking please get in touch by email at shamashtherapies@gmail.com, for a 10-15 minute call to discuss your needs 07957 449 754 or arrange an initial meeting.

The first session, for which there is a charge of £45, will allow us to explore the issues you may want to look at in therapy and how I may be able to help. If you decide you would like to book further appointments we will agree a regular time to meet, usually weekly. Sometimes a simple problem will take a few weeks for us to work through together, or you may feel that you want to work longer term to address more complex concerns in more depth.

Subsequent sessions range between £45-£65 depending on time and location.

Lower cost places are available for students or those on a lower income.

If you have questions or would like to book an initial exploratory session please contact me via e-mail or phone and leave a message and I will get back to you.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre, London.
I also hold Counselling Studies CPCAB Foundation and Level 2 Certificates.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - the leading counselling and psychotherapy body in the UK and I abide by their codes of ethics and professional standards in line with which I have regular supervision.

I have worked in the NHS with long and short term clients as well as on art based projects and have also worked with longer term psychotherapy clients in low-cost services as well as in my private practice. Through this work I have experience of working with a wide variety of issues.

Some of my professional interests are:

  • Neuroscience research particularly relating to attachment, intersubjectivity, and the impact of trauma
  • Creative and Reflective Writing and Psychotherapy
  • The use of the Arts in Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

My  fees range from £45 to £65 per 50 minute session depending on time of day and location. I offer weekly sessions for both short term (6, 12 or 20 sessions) and longer term work. Appointments are available during the day or evening.

I also offer a number of lower cost, daytime sessions each week. Please contact me to discuss rates and availability.

The Practice Rooms
14 St Paul Road
Clifton
Bristol
Somerset
BS8 1LR

The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill
Bristol
Somerset
BS6 6JY

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

I currently have availability

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Rebecca Shamash

Rebecca Shamash