Rebecca Wilson, PGCert, MA, MBACP Integrative Counsellor
People come to counselling for many different reasons – perhaps you have a specific problem that feels difficult to resolve alone, or maybe you have been unsettled by recent changes or conflict in your life? It may be more an uneasy sense that something is wrong, or that you no longer feel clear about your direction or purpose in life.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, with several years’ experience and training working in a variety of settings offering both open-ended and short-term therapy. My private practice is based in a quiet, residential area in East Oxford with convenient, free on-street parking and a regular bus service from central Oxford nearby. I also often have availability based at the West Oxford Community Centre on the Botley Road, close to central Oxford and the train station with free parking facilities.
Having worked and travelled abroad in my life, I have always been open, hopeful and curious about the many people I have met on my life journey, and I bring that to my approach as a therapist. In my own life challenges, I know how it feels to get ‘stuck’ and find it hard to move on from where you are right now.
Whatever your difficulties, I will listen fully to what brings you to therapy, and together we can explore your hopes and wishes for change in the future. I am mindful that for each individual, the way they face their challenges will vary, and I will respect the pace at which you wish to go and work collaboratively with you to find the approach, methods and resources that will work best for you.
If you are curious about counselling and hoping to make a change for the better in your life, I hope you will consider taking the first step by contacting me to arrange a private face to face initial meeting, where we can discuss what brings you to therapy at this time. You are not committed to staying beyond this meeting if it doesn’t feel right for you, and of course you can take further time to consider, as therapy does involve work and commitment from both sides. For those who do wish to commit to ongoing therapy, appointments are usually weekly although fortnightly or infrequent sessions can be negotiated if your time commitments are limited.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Regent's University)
- Postgraduate Certificate Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (Metanoia Institute)
- Registered BACP member
My experience includes work in a university counselling service, a woman’s centre, and a hospice offering counselling to people who have suffered bereavement, or are coming to terms with long-term or terminal illness. Prior to training, I worked as a volunteer at Helen & Douglas House, a local hospice offering palliative care to young people suffering from life-limiting illness or disability, and supporting their relatives and carers.
I have worked in local GP surgeries offering short-term counselling as part of the ‘Talking Space Plus’ service, and also recently started working for Oxford University Occupational Health service providing short-term counselling to University staff.
I have worked with adults and adolescents with a range of issues including:
adoption, anxiety, bereavement and loss, bullying, depression, guilt and shame, identity difficulties, life transitions, perfectionism, relationship and self-esteem difficulties, and work/study stress.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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I recently completed a Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes course with the Metanoia Institute and enjoy working with clients who are interested in using different forms of creative writing and diary/journal writing as part of their journey of self-exploration. If clients are interested in developing this further, I am happy to discuss with them how this might work in our therapy sessions and/or in between sessions, likewise to work with small groups in a community setting around themes such as belonging, bereavement, identity, self-esteem.
£50 per 50-minute appointment, including the initial assessment.
Payment is by cash, cheque or direct debit.
Early morning appointments may also be available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Current availability good for Tuesday mornings, some availability for afternoon/evening slots on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
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