Restore Hope Counselling
Rebecca Jesty Qualified Integrative Counsellor (BACP Reg. Member)
(Woodley, Reading, Berkshire)
Video or Telephone
Qualified Integrative Counsellor (BACP reg. 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
Fully insured 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).
Time and space to assess your life and make changes
Offering a confidential and supportive environment I draw on a variety of current theoretical approaches to human mental and emotional health.
Sometimes positive human connection, where your growth is the focus, enables you to learn or relearn life skills, useful for all aspects of your life.
I have experience working with adults and young people in the following areas, but not limited to:
anxiety, recovery from divorce, relationship problems, family issues, baby loss and infertility, depression, grief and bereavement, domestic violence, abuse, trauma, redundancy, rape, work stress, life changes, illness, emotional issues, low confidence/self esteem/loss of meaning, faith issues, self harm, low mood.
Fees per 50 minute session
Face to face /Skype
Assessment and session fee £45.00
(Note: fee increase to new clients £50 starting from January 1st 2021)
Thursday and Friday - day appointments via video call or telephone
Friday - evening appointments by video and telephone only
Saturday - morning appointments by video & telephone only)
Flexible booking: Sessions are booked subject to weekly availability.
Advanced booking: Book and pay for 6 sessions in advance and receive a £20 discount and secure your guaranteed regular slot.
Thursday and Friday day spaces plus
Friday evening & Saturday am via telephone or video possible (updated October 2020)
Previous NHS clients: please feel free to enquire after 6 months from your last NHS appointment (this is to comply with my contractual agreement and to protect against possible conflict of interest and ensure client care).
Private practice in Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, UK.