Restore Hope Counselling
Rebecca Jesty Qualified Integrative Counsellor (BACP Accredited and Registered)
(Woodley, Reading, Berkshire)
Face 2 face / Video / Telephone
Qualified Integrative Counsellor (BACP Accredited and Registered member)
You are unique. As an integrative counsellor I use a broad person centred approach and combine some CBT, relational, and psychodynamic knowledge with a view to helping you get unstuck and move forward in your goals.
Improving mental, emotional and relational health means coming to understand where you are right now and positively affect your future for the better.
The counselling relationship is unlike speaking with a friend or family member. It offers objectivity and expertise and can be a very worthwhile investment in your freedom, growth or just feeling normal again.
Experience has shown me
Support That Makes a Difference
You are more capable than you currently feel
Self awareness can be powerful
Practising new skills in a safe environment can improve real world living
We are very thankful for the time you spent with us and you really understood what we were going through (2019)
I am now more able to look at stressful situations from a distance which helps me with overcoming negative feelings during these moments and solving the problems with less effort (2019)
At first I was sceptical but it was amazing how much better I felt (2018)
I have never felt so listened to , it really helped me make sense of what has been very upsetting. I have learnt so much and I will be able to use this throughout my life and feel this is a turning point to a new and happier me (2017)
I will never forget the kindness and compassion you showed as you were with me in the darkest times (2017)
In counselling, I realised it wasn't my fault (2016)
Qualifications & work
Accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
BA Hons Degree
Extra training includes: Working remotely, Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (NHS recommended treatment for depression), Complicated Grief, Traumatic Grief, Visualisation Techniques and Rewind Technique for Trauma.
Current work: Private practice and Counsellor for NHS based in GP surgeries (PML/NHS)
Previous: 2017-19 - employed as Clinical Lead for Reading Lifeline (Mustard Tree Charity) and responsible for delivering counselling and support for those suffering with any form of baby loss (miscarriage, post-termination, stillbirth, fertility issues or neonatal death).
Offering a confidential and supportive environment I draw on a variety of current theoretical approaches to human mental and emotional health. I am able to work with a wide variety of negative thoughts, emotions and problems in relationship.
Depression / Anxiety / Divorce / Relationship problems / Baby loss and infertility / Grief and bereavement / Domestic violence / Abuse / Tauma / Work issues / Life changes / Illness / Emotional issues / Low confidence / Faith issues / Suicidal ideation and self harm
Areas of special interest:
I have a special interest in helping lift depression. Trained in using the NHS Person Centered Experiential model has given me considerable experience and it can be very successful in 6-10 sessions depending on serverity.
Loss and grief
Having worked for a baby loss charity I specialise in helping you cope during times of grief and bereavement.