Becky Stokes BSc (Hons) PgDip MBACP
Sometimes life can seem hard - a situation is worrying you, something has happened that has affected you, you feel like you’ve lost your way, you don’t know who you are any more, or you feel depressed or anxious for no obvious reason at all. If you can relate to any of these, then counselling may help.
Counselling can help you to deal with a tricky or unpleasant situation, process a traumatic experience, overcome anxiety, manage depression, increase your confidence, silence your inner critic, improve your relationships, create better boundaries, and gain a better understanding of yourself.
The positive effects of counselling can last you for the rest of your life!
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Dunoon, Argyll. Being person-centred, I believe that everyone is unique and has their own perspective on life, based on their thoughts, feelings and beliefs. You are the expert in your own life (even if it doesn’t always feel like it), so I’m not going to judge you, or give you advice or tell you what to do. Instead, through empathy, openness and kindness, I will help support you to explore how your situation feels for you and, by building a relationship of trust and respect between us, together we can work towards finding the best way to move forward for you.
I offer 50-minute counselling sessions from a comfortable and safe space in my home, with a reduced rate for the initial session which will allow us the opportunity to get to know each other and find out if we would like to work together. For details of my fees, see below.
I understand that going for counselling, or even enquiring about it, may make you feel nervous or anxious, but please don’t let that be the barrier that stops you from seeking the help you deserve. Be assured that I will always do my best to put you at ease. I am here to help and will be happy to hear from you.
If you would like to enquire about booking an appointment, or have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their code of ethics, as well as having regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development.
I have several years experience of working with adults of differing ages and backgrounds with a range of issues, both in short-term counselling and longer-term therapy. I also currently work part time at Argyll and Bute Women’s Aid, offering counselling to women who have experienced domestic abuse, as well as providing admin support to the organisation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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The initial session is £30, and £40 for each subsequent session. Payment is accepted by cash, cheque or by bank transfer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Counselling will take place in a top floor flat – there are 4 flights of stairs to reach it. If this is a problem, let me know and we can discuss alternative arrangements. There is on-street parking, and a bus stop at the end of the street.
I currently have afternoon and evening sessions available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|