Hello and welcome, my name is Rebecca. If you have found yourself on this website, you might be thinking about making some changes in your life or feel in need of support. Whether you are curious to understand yourself a bit better, are struggling to cope or feel you can no longer carry on with things the way they are, I would like to help you if I can.
Talking to a counsellor gives you a space to safely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a relationship that allows you to do that without judgement or advice. Given that counselling is a very personal thing to do, it is important to choose the right counsellor for you. As a practitioner I offer a warm, collaborative, relational approach to support what you feel you are struggling with. We might look at something you have been holding onto for a long time, or explore new and unexpected feelings and emotions.
“Whatever has led you to counselling, I offer a safe, non-judgemental therapy space where you can be yourself.”
“There comes a point when we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.” – Desmond Tutu
I offer in-person, online and telephone sessions, working with adults and young people over 16 for individual counselling. I will also have appointments for couples counselling available from March 2023. I am based in Farnham and am easily accessible by car and public transport from local areas including Farnborough, Fleet, Camberley, Wrecclesham and Guildford.
I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems. As a professionally qualified counsellor I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and abide by their code of ethics.
Although many of us are surrounded by family, friends and colleagues, there are lots of different reasons why we don’t talk to them about things we are struggling with or feel upset about:
We don’t want them to be upset
We don’t want to burden anyone
We are too embarrassed to share
We worry that no-one will understand
We are unsure who we can trust
Sometimes we just don’t want others to know what is going on
Counselling is an opportunity to talk to a trained non-judgemental professional without being given advice or being told what to do or say.
It is a space where you can be yourself, think about cycles of unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, find clarity at times when you feel really stuck, develop greater self-understanding and consider the possibility of choices and change, including deciding not to choose.
If you are looking for something to read, there are some resources here that you might find helpful about coping and looking after mental health.
I understand that taking the first steps towards finding a counsellor can often feel daunting or scary. There are no guarantees it will work, but counselling can be a helpful and rewarding experience – an experience that is different for everyone because we are all different.
Since we all need different support, I offer both short and long term work to best accommodate your specific needs. Short term therapy can be helpful for a major life event, coping strategies and working with specific goals, whilst long term therapy tends to support a broader range of issues and challenges.
I support clients in a wide range of areas including:
Anxiety and stress
Bereavement and grief
Loss by suicide
Counselling for carers
Depression and low mood
Difficult family dynamics
Men’s mental health
“It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried” – Carl Rogers
Daytime and evening in-person counselling sessions are available during the week and I also have some appointments on a Saturday. You can also choose online sessions or telephone sessions if you prefer, and various appointment times are available however, couples counselling sessions are in-person only.
You can email, text or phone me and I aim to respond to all contact as soon as I can, usually within 24 hours.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or use my website email contact form
Phone: 07305 994014
You can talk about anything at all!
There is no easy answer to this because everyone has different needs. I offer both short and longer term counselling and would suggest that if you would like to work together, we regularly talk about how you feel it is going and whether you are finding it helpful. If you have a specific timeframe in mind, I am also happy to work in a way that supports it. You can of course choose to end counselling at any time.
Individual counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and couples counselling sessions are 60 minutes long. Sessions are usually at the same time each week, although the frequency of our sessions together is something we would mutually agree.
What you tell me is confidential although there are a couple of exceptions. If I am concerned about risk of serious harm to yourself or someone else I might need to break confidentiality and speak to another professional. Wherever possible, I would ask for your permission first. I am also obliged by law to report any disclosure of harm to a child, threat of terrorism or drug trafficking to the correct authorities.
In line with the requirements of my professional body the BACP, my work is regularly supervised by a qualified supervisor whose role is to ensure that I work ethically and professionally. I refer to my clients by first name only in supervision, and conversations between myself and my supervisor are confidential.
I can’t offer you a guarantee but counselling can help you to gain a better understanding of what is going on for you, have a place to reflect and be curious in and find your own answers. If you don’t feel counselling is helpful, it is your right to end our work at any time.
I don’t take sides or look to blame one partner for problems being experienced in a relationship. My role is to help you understand each other better and facilitate improved support, connection and communication.
UK professional body for members of the counselling professions.
Combines techniques, understandings and methods from different therapeutic approaches to best meet individual or couples needs.
Focuses on our capacity for growth by working with thoughts, feelings and experiences to support greater self-awareness, acceptance and the possibility of change, within an empathetic, accepting and genuine therapeutic relationship.
Focuses on early years attachments and their impact on our ability to make, sustain and manage relationships and connections in later life.
Humanistic theories are rooted in human potential and our capacity to grow and change in positive ways, focusing on development, greater self-awareness and individual strengths and values.
Alexandra House & Barn
1 Waverley Lane
My therapy room is based in a lovely barn on the edge of central Farnham where I offer daytime and evening in-person counselling appointments during the week, and also see clients on a Saturday. Farnham train station and car park are opposite and there are several town centre car parks within easy walking distance. Free on-road parking can be found on several roads very close by. I also offer online and telephone counselling at various times, if you prefer to work in that way.
Please note my therapy room is located upstairs – unfortunately there is no lift available in the building.
Free initial assessment for individuals: I offer a short telephone or in-person assessment to talk about your reasons for seeking counselling and how I might be able to help. It takes around 15/20 minutes and is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and for us to decide if we would be a good fit working together.
Free initial online assessment for couples: I offer a 30 minute online initial assessment to talk to you both about the problems you are experiencing, your expectations and goals of couples counselling and how I might be able to help you.
Fees and payment:
Payment can be made by bank transfer, cash or credit/debit card. Bank transfer payments are due 24 hours before each session.
Cancellation: Less than 24 hours notice of cancellation or failure to attend an appointment will incur the full fee.
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