Rebecca West MBACP, Dip. Counselling
I am a fully trained integrative counsellor, which means I have a broad toolkit of therapeutic support to work from. I offer both traditional face to face talking therapy, online therapy and phone consultations. Fundamentally, I believe in the power of simply listening to your story, your challenge, your dream and helping you achieve and move through your area of need. My core model of working comes from both a psychodynamic and humanistic perspective. This simply means in order to understand why we are the way we are now, I believe, we must look at our past self to then move into healing our present self.
1. One to one counselling with young adult / adolescent / child.
2. One to one counselling with parent.
3. Phone consultations with parents.
4. Phone consultations with caring professionals, e.g teachers, carers, nurses.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I attend regular supervision to support my work.
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling awarded by Spurgeon's College in London and during this time worked with vulnerable young adults and children at YMCA and Place2Be. I also have a B. A Honours Degree in Graphic Design from The University of Creative Arts which enabled me to build upon my creativity in supporting good mental health.
As an integrative counsellor I am trained in Person-Centred counselling, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic theory, CBT and Art therapy and apply all these approaches in my work.
I am currently a full time secondary school counsellor in Oxfordshire and one of the schools DSLs (Designated Safeguarding Leads). For the last 8 years, I have worked with vulnerable young adults, children and their families through a variety of capacities. I have worked as a carer for young adults with special needs, a TA for autistic children and a mentor for teenagers, young adults and their parents through my local church.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with those within BAME
I want to make my service as accessible as possible, so I offer three set prices:
£50 – Regular fee
£40 – phone consultation
£40 – lower income fee example students, single parent, carers
Concessions offered for
Therapeutic expertise * see website for more information
Art & Play Therapy
SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability)