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.

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

I perform our clinical counselling psychological practice using a blended structure of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR). Both are highly regarded and empirically proven psychological treatments, recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). They are especially relevant for the treatment of mental health conditions such as: anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, ADHD, ASD and trauma.

It’s fair to write we probably all become mentally ‘stuck’ at some stage of our lives, with just under a third of the population, at least once in their lives, being regarded as fulfilling a criteria necessary for a diagnosable mental health condition. Relationships come to an end, howsoever. Work and our home life can get the better of us, with the opportunity for stress in abundance. Then there’s how we’re all uniquely wired, a legacy of genetics and beliefs from our forefathers.

We will help you to become ‘unstuck’. It makes good sense to work with my clients on a 360 degree basis of what’s going on for them on the biopsychosocial model. My clients wellness, alround, matters most. We use a blend of psychological therapies, coaching, mediation and training skills, in assisting individuals and businesses.

What we offer

Private & Business Counselling Psychotherapy & Coaching Services in four locations within the North West.

- Adult sessions
- Couple Sessions
- Children & Young People age 2-19 sessions

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitiation Reprocessing (EMDR)
Integrative Counselling
Life Coaching
Family Mediation

Learn to reduce stress
Boost resilience
Transform & enhance life
Connect intuitively to your heart rhythm
Researched heart brain communication
Science-based Technology

Business Consultancy
Performance Coaching
Workplace Counselling (EAP)
Redundncy Counselling
Workplace Mediation
Bespoke well-being 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

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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