Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling
Everyone will at some point face issues or problems in their lives.
You may be able to identify what these are, or perhaps you might simply have a sense of not feeling good, or of something not feeling quite right.
I provide a non-judgemental, caring and supportive environment in which I will listen to the details of your lived experience. Together, we will begin to understand more about what it means to be you through our conversations. My aim is to help you make sense of what is happening so that you are better equipped to fulfil your potential and live a meaningful life.
I have extensive experience in working with issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction and relationship issues.
Hello, my name is Rebecca. Thank-you for considering me to be your therapist. I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a Masters in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy from The New School of Psychotherapy and Middlesex University.
I have experience in providing long- and short-term psychotherapy to individuals and couples in private, charity and IAPT Services. My professional work experience over the past decade has involved working with older adults (55+) and managing an arts and wellbeing community centre as well as a low-cost Psychotherapy Service for people aged 18+.
I also have a keen interest in existential literature and film, and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art (UAL).
Questions and Answers
How long will I be in therapy for?
Therapy is a process and is best viewed as a collaboration. It is a conversation with someone who is trained to keep you as the focus of this conversation, as we explore your experience. Part of our initial conversations will be defining what the problems are. Some issues may take longer to work on than others. I work both short term (12 sessions) and long term (open ended). The ending is something that together we discuss, assess and work towards.
Who are your clients?
Many of the people I have worked with have struggled with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and addiction, as well as with problems in their relationships, both personal, familial, and professional.
How much do you charge?
We generally meet weekly, on the same day and time, for 50 minutes. The fee for the initial session is set at £70 and at the assessment we will discuss an on-going fee for your sessions. Payment is required in advance.
What is your therapeutic approach?
I draw on a range of the psychotherapeutic approaches, including humanistic and person-centred, but I mainly work existentially. In short, this means I invite you to consider your assumptions about your life, look at your choices and explore what it means to be you in your world.
What are the next steps?
Please contact me to arrange a free 20 minute phone call in order for me to understand more about the reasons you are seeking therapy and whether we would be suited to work together. We will then arrange an initial session so that we can talk in more detail and explore your expectations for therapy.
My practice is located in Angel (Islington) and I also conduct sessions over Zoom.
Please contact me to arrange a free 20 minute phone call in order for me to understand more about the reasons you are seeking therapy and whether we would be suited to work together.
24 - 27 White Lion Street