Mrs Rebecca Downes: Counselling , Psychotherapy

Mrs Rebecca Downes

Counselling, Psychotherapy


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)

About me

I'm genuinely an empathic listener to open up to, with a calming presence. My formal business background was in strategic human resource management, supporting organisations and their employees including family members, undergoing transitional change. Throughout my life experiences, I have gained insight and strong awareness of human psychological capability in demanding circumstances. I’ve a natural disposition to share my passion for developing and fostering relationships with people of all ages.

Life happens and it's a fact 32% of us will experience a diagnosable mental health issue during the course of our lives. Why did I feel it so important to take 6 years of my life to retrain in psychotherapy And transfer my skill set into specialist mentoring as well? Because people problems and problem solving in general, has always been front and centre of my everyday adult life.

Today, I'm a very active member of the British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy & Coaching (BACP), EMDR Association UK & Ireland (EMDR) and the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT). Having retrained and become qualified with an integrative background. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP/CBT) is my principle mode in delivering therapeutic relief, on-behalf-of patients and students when mentoring. Working together, I offer quick access to therapy or mentoring from the comfort of your own home or three locations within the North West; Chester, Warrington and Liverpool . You will be seen very quickly and will not have to wait weeks/months.

Whether you are; an individual whose experienced a traumatic event, a parent overwhelmed with worry about your child's unusual behaviour or they seem emotional distressed, or a student finding it difficult to cope with the pressure of exams, or a professional couple in a disintegrating marriage, or an individual with ADHD/AS/PDA, or someone struggling with reactive Depression, GAD or Pain Management, Fibromyalgia and/or B12 deficiency. These are all typical representations of the type of clients I work with. As well as; depression & anxiety, loss and bereavement, are therapy areas I focus upon in delivering relief.

I've been extremely fortunate to have been trained by the ex-President of the EMDR Association of UK & Ireland, Dr Michael Patterson OBE in EMDR Therapy. He was initially invited by the Dr Shapiro the founder of EMDR Therapy to train with her as an EMDR Institute Trainer, joining the Institute’s Faculty in 2006.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

It's also fair to say that some of us will simply become stuck over a given life issue that would benefit from a limited degree of coaching face-to-face, or via the internet. Why should you continue to suffer, when a professional trained individual is on hand to work with you today.

Being a qualified trainer, I also take intense pride in the quality and effectiveness of my bespoke well-being CPD workshops. Over the years, I have satisfied the training needs of Companies and delegates. Designed to get the maximum benefit, choose from a range of well-being and safeguarding topics for an instant boost in your effectiveness.

Areas of interest

General Anxiety Disorder;
Loss & Bereavement;
Relationship Issues;
Autism Spectrum Disorder – (ADHD, AS, PDA);
B12 Deficiency;
Stress Management;
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD);
Anger Management;
Workplace Bullying.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Rheumatological conditions

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Procedures completed

  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (>50)

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