Becky WellsIntegrative psychotherapist
Hello, we all face emotional difficulties at some point during our lives which need attention. We can feel overwhelmed, not ourselves, and unable to cope, either from long-term issues or from sudden, more unexpected events. This can leave us feeling lost, or stuck, and unable to find a way forward. Turning to friends and family for support can be useful, but sometimes this is not possible or not enough. Research shows that psychotherapy and counselling can help us through these difficulties.
How can I help?
I can help you examine, and understand, feelings such as anxiety, depression, sadness, low self-esteem, diminished self -worth and other emotions that make us all human but can be difficult to live with. I have learnt through my practice that exploring emotions can be a difficult journey, but if you have someone alongside you, safely supporting you through the experience, the journey can be an easier one.
I have worked extensively in bereavement, grief and the feelings surrounding loss. Loss inevitably leads to transition, and I have a great interest in helping people explore how to manage difficult transitions when there is an uncertainty about what life may look like next. My work can help you make choices and feel supported as you move towards the future.
How I work
I work without judgement, and with a caring warmth and openness. Building a trusting, therapeutic relationship, is particularly helpful and supportive, while you discover how life can start to feel better. My aim is to create a safe, confidential space for you to explore what is important to you. I see people for both short term therapy (6-20 weeks) or for a longer time when your feelings are more deep-rooted and you need more time to work things through.
What to Expect when we first meet
After our first phone conversation we can set up an initial assessment. The aim of this is to meet face to face, and get a sense of each other, and for you to see whether you would like to work with me as your therapist. It is important that you feel comfortable and can imagine working with me over time. The assessment is also an opportunity for you to ask lots of questions about how I work, and what you might expect. If you decide to come to therapy, the sessions are at the same time each week for 50 minutes.
Issues often worked with
I charge £70 for a 50 minute session.
It is important to have initial assessment so that you can decide if you would like to work with me, I charge £35 for this.
Some concessionary places are available
Training and qualifications
I am a professionally qualified, BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I have an Advanced Diploma and Master’s Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy (Minster Centre and Middlesex University). I have trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Humanistic and Person-Centred Psychotherapy, Body Psychotherapy, Diversity and Relational Psychotherapy.
I have also had additional specialised training in child sexual abuse, death and bereavement, domestic abuse, self -harm and suicide, eating disorders, sexuality, sexual diversity, and trauma.