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

If you ar seeking a different and personal approach, chat to me today. I am not your typical stereotype counsellor/psychotherapist. I DO NOT use a purist approach of any one therapy but a fusion of adapted approaches to meet your needs and those that are important to you.

Why choose me?

Quick access to local services for local people and businesses. Qualified and Accredited Psychotherapist that is trusted and approved by private healthcare providers. I embrace and celebrate equality and diversity, by not discriminating against each client and treating them in the same way.

"It’s my belief that one size doesn’t fit all."

My approach is akin to being eclectic in presentation; I'm not bound by theories, dogma, conventions or methodology of any one particular school of thought. Instead, I may use an eclectic blend of what I believe or feel’s or experience tells me will work best, either in general or suiting the often immediate needs of individual clients and working within my own preferences and capabilities as an practitioner.

Working within the strength of a multidisciplinary team, my work is firmly focused upon the biopsychosocial model of therapy. I focus not only upon what's psychologically discussed within a given session, but also upon what is biologically and socially happening for you when we're not together in sessions.

"How incredibly insightful the sessions were with Rebecca and thought provoking which were life changing." Genuine client quote

What I do...

– Executive Coaching
– Management Consulting
– Workplace Counselling (EAP)
– Workplace Mediation

– Integrative Counselling
– CBT & EMDR Psychotherapy
– Coaching
– Family Mediation

– Professional Supervision
– DSA Approved Specialist Student Mentoring
– CPD Workshops

About me:

My formal business background was in strategic human resource management. Previously I worked commercially with start-up companies, non-profit, as well as global brands’ supporting organisations and their employees undergoing transitional change. As a result, I have a keen understanding of the critical importance of context. Whilst providing a first 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.
I retrained as a Counselling Psychotherapist, which encompassed four years working within the NHS at two North West based NHS Trusts/Health Boards. Since 2012 I’ve been actively developing my own private practice supporting individuals/couples/children & adolescents/groups and corporate clients.

Born: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire before moving to the North West in childhood. Genuinely an empathic listener to open up to, with a calming presence.

Status: Married - three daughters (all grown up now).


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) and the Information Commissions Office (ICO).

How I work...


I operate from discrete clinical locations in the North West: Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool and Chester, or alternatively off-site at client's premises upon request. Session times, in terms of duration and frequency, are tailored to fulfill your specific needs and that of your family.

Areas of interest

Anxieties/GAD - Future Worries/Ruminating About the Past - Eliminating/Better Coping Strategies;
Stress - Work/Relationship/Family/Critical Incident/Meetings - Reduction or removal;
Depression -Bereavement / Relationship / Work / Family / Biological / Chemical / Neurological / Dietary;
Adjustment disorder - long term health conditions / B12 / Fibromygalia;
Phobias - Agoraphobia/Panic/Spider/ al.
Relationships Problems - Communications and Recovery;
Addictions - Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Sex...etc;
Work Related Issues - Bullying in the Workplace/Return to Work Initiatives/Counseling;
Court Referrals - Pre-Trial/Sentencing;
Critical Incident Stress Desensitization - Road Traffic Accidents, Assaults...etc;
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Civilian/Military;
Trauma - past & present;
Dissociative State’s - Ego State Therapy;
Learning developmental disorders - ADHD/ASD/PDA;

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

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

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Procedures completed

  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (>50)

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