Mrs Rebecca Downes

Mrs Rebecca Downes


Counselling, Psychotherapy 30044636


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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 are 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."

Do you want to get ahead in your life? Who doesn’t? Whatever slice of humanity, you probably want to grow, provide, succeed and there’s never been a better time to go for it.

Modern life has abundant choice and opportunity. We’re safer, richer and healthier than ever before in human history. Yet despite all the good stuff, this world seems to fry our minds. Mental health and resilesence issues are increasing. Wouldn’t it be good to get ahead in life without burning out?

I’m on a mission to help people become unstuck and break free from the glassbox. Being a professional accredited practitioner I practice remotely nationwide and face to face in Chester.

Using a blended structure of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR). Models highly regarded and empirically proven psychological treatments. Recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Especially relevant for psychological conditions such as: Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, OCD, ADHD, ASD and Trauma.

With additional benefits of providing Professional Licensed HeartMath Coach and Resilience Training. And a ‘NEW’ radical Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) and treatment Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) developed by Dr. R. Miller, based in the United States. Where it’s not necessary for people to experience the intensity of pain, terror, guilt, shame or relive traumatic events.

What we offer

Private & Business

- Adult sessions

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitiation Reprocessing (EMDR)
Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP)
Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT)
Integrative Counselling

ADHD Pre-screening
Neurodiversity Coaching

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

Business Consultancy
Workplace Counselling (EAP)
Redundncy Counselling
Workplace Mediation
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
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.

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), British Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP), EMDR Association UK & Ireland (EMDR) and the Information Commissions Office (ICO).

How I work...

1-2-1, Remotely Nationwide

Session times, in terms of duration and frequency, are tailored to the needs of my clients.

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

  • Neurological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Rheumatological conditions

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  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (>50)

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