My Therapeutic Approach
I am a qualified, registered Psychosynthesis Counsellor and Therapist. I work in an integrative way, drawing upon a range of skills and experience built over many years of working with clients in various capacities to help them to move though difficulties and uncover their potential.
My approach focuses upon self-compassion and self-care; the relationship between mind, body and feelings; mindfulness; working with emerging potential. I have experience of working with addictions in the 12 step model. My influences and studies include the work of Carl Jung and Roberto Assagioli; Buddhist teachers Tara Brach, Pema Chodren; and Hindu philosophies.
My training and experience:
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from The Psychosynthesis Trust, London. I am a BACP registered therapist.
I have 2 years experience working as an honorary counselling therapist at MindOut LGBTQ mental health service in Brighton, U.K.
I trained in counselling and mentoring with OSIF London in 2006, and have 14 years experience in offering 1-1 sessions to clients from a wide range of backgrounds.
I have a background in leading edge personal development. I have supported a wide range of clients through a change process using coaching. I am an experienced workshop facilitator and creative. I write and deliver workshops in personal development covering topics such as archetype and myth, working with symbols and meditation.
I have practiced meditation throughout my life which has provided me with intuition and insight that informs how I work with clients. Having lived in several countries and travelled widely, I have experience of different cultures and belief systems.
I have professional experience in the field of mental health, death and bereavement. I also have many years’ experience in training and supervising front line staff working with homeless vulnerable adults with addictions and mental health issues. I have studied art, psychology and world religions.
"I wanted to really thank you for the incredible work we did together. Thanks to you I have stepped back on my path and have to keep walking. "
AM, Lewes, U.K.
"Rebecca's work as a counsellor has great integrity. She evokes a gentle, yet powerful presence of holding and healing in which I always feel totally safe, heard and respected for who I am. I have made some profound shifts in my sessions with Rebecca. I love this way of working on my 'stuff'!"
WH, Brighton, U.K.
"Rebecca is a skilled counsellor whose intuition and gentle exploration allows you to get to the centre of what needs to be acknowledged. She has the ability to let things unravel in a secure environment, she supports and guides the process."
MP, Tunbridge Wells, U.K.
"Rebecca ran a workshop for the As You Are Counselling Service in 2010; it was a real treat to be part of this wonderful one day workshop. Rebecca’s attention to detail and her genuine skill for creating and holding a space ensured all participants felt part of the experience from the outset. We were presented with opportunities to explore our own meaning of spirituality and faith, how faith could impact on the therapeutic alliance, and prejudices and stereotypes. As Service Manager I received very positive feedback from all counsellors that attended the workshop, and counsellors continue to share instances where the workshop has been useful in their practice. Rebecca is skilled and thoughtful facilitator and I would highly recommend this workshop for any professionals working with diverse client groups.”
Nicky Hitchcock , Service Manager As You Are Centre, Southwick, U.K.