Rebecca Shamash

Rebecca Shamash


The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill

07957 449754

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About me

Life can be complicated and sometimes we need support to make changes and improve the quality of our lives

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, 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 £35, 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 £40-£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.


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

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My  fees range from £40 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.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS6
Bristol, BS6 6JY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I currently have availability

Types of client

Older adults