Counselling and Psychotherapy

in Central London and Wimbledon

My name is Rebecca and I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer a safe and supportive space in which we can work together to explore your emotional life, with a view to its renewal or enhancement.

Therapy is an individual process, and the reasons that bring people to seek it are many and varied. Perhaps you are at a point in your life where you are feeling directionless, anxious, or despairing. Maybe you feel weighed down, or are stuck in patterns of behaviour that feel unhealthy or destructive. Or you may feel as if past life events, relationships or conflicts are impacting on your sense of emotional wellbeing.

Perhaps you need some time to understand yourself better, to reflect on your inner life and consider how it affects the way you feel and act. Gaining insight helps to build a more secure sense of self, and can improve your relationships with others: developing this insight is central to the work of therapy.

Your concerns may seem too big, too personal, or too trivial to share with friends and family. But with me you will be encouraged to share anything you want to about your life, both past and present. This may be your feelings and emotions, childhood recollections and memories, your thoughts about relationships, or your dreams.

To open up and share our most private thoughts and fears with a professionally trained therapist can be invaluable. In fact, the decision to start therapy can be one of the most positive steps we ever take.

How I Work

You may have had counselling or therapy sessions previously, or the experience may be entirely new to you. Either way, it can be daunting to make the initial step in approaching a therapist. My aim is to make you feel comfortable from our very first contact.

Our initial consultation will enable me to find out about you and what has brought you to seek therapy. And it will give you the opportunity to consider whether you feel that I am someone you can open up to and develop a working relationship with.

Following this initial consultation we will consider how best to proceed. Open ended therapy gives you the time to explore your emotional life in depth. There are no set number of sessions and therefore the time and space to make complex connections, explore interpretations and freely consider links between past experiences and current states of mind.

Short term therapy is usually based on twelve sessions. We will work with a focus and formulate together a goal towards which to work – this could be the exploration of a specific pattern in relationships, modes of behaviour or troubling symptoms. As with open ended work, there is the opportunity to explore in depth in order to improve self-awareness and consider the possibility for change – but we will remain close to the agreed focus.

For both open ended and time limited therapy, each weekly session lasts 50 minutes.

As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I believe that the events of early life, and the relationships formed there, have a powerful effect on how we feel and act in adulthood. In our sessions you will be encouraged to explore this, in order to better consider and reflect on your emotions and experiences. My role is not to impose my ideas upon you but to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings, however challenging, and to offer acceptance in a confidential and non-judgemental relationship.

About Me

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from WPF, London, where I trained in both open ended and short term therapy. As well as working in private practice, I currently act as a Student Counsellor at a central London university and work in the voluntary sector in South West London.

My own background, before training as a psychotherapist, is in education and the arts. As a psychotherapist I have worked with people from many different backgrounds and believe in treating each person who seeks therapy as an individual.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). These professional bodies ensure that all of their members are appropriately trained and qualified, and that they continue with their professional development and that they adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

Details of these associations can be found here:

British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
UK Council for Psychotherapy

Locations and Fees

I have two consulting rooms: Clerkenwell/Old Street EC1 and West Wimbledon/Raynes Park SW20. Both locations have excellent public transport links and my SW20 practice has parking available at no cost.

Both rooms are discreetly situated, quiet and comfortable.

My usual fee is £40-70 per session. Under some circumstances I can offer sessions at a reduced fee. We will discuss the level of fee in our initial consultation.

Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone.

T: 07808 728779

Clerkenwell/Old Street, London, EC1

Central Street, EC1V 8AB

My consulting room in EC1 is situated around nine minutes walk from both Old Street and Barbican stations, with many bus routes serving the area.

West Wimbledon/Raynes Park, London, SW20

Panmuir Road, SW20 0PZ

My consulting room in SW20 is situated approximately seven minutes walk from Raynes Park station. I am also within easy reach of Wimbledon, Wimbledon Village, New Malden and Morden. Buses 57, 131 and 200 stop nearby.


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