Rebecca Downes

Rebecca Downes

Relationship Therapist in Weybridge

If you are seeking a different and personal approach, chat to me today. I am not your typical stereotype counsellor/psychotherapist or life coach. 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 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 in the City of London in EC4Y, WC1V, & Weybridge, Surrey KT13.

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 Coaching 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.

Background & Qualifications

Why I love what I do:

I create and inspire positive change not only in my own life but in the lives of others. This in itself is extremely rewarding to us. I seek meaningful work; as I want to make a genuine difference.

Everyone has problems that they need to learn to overcome in their everyday lives, and therapy provides a valuable assistance to those in emotional need. When stress occurs in life, people often elect to speak to a counsellor / therapist to give them direction, support and guidance. In doing what we do best we offer hope in times of adversity, meaning and give real tools, to help real people in a real world.

What inspired me:

My formal business background was in recruitment and strategic human resource management. Previously I worked commercially with start-up companies, non-profit, as well as global brands' supporting organisations their employees and their families undergoing transitional change. Through these experiences, I gained a strong awareness of psychological dynamics and human capability to cope in demanding circumstances. My natural disposition to share my passion for developing and fostering relationships with people of all ages then lead me to change career and retrain with my husband in the talking therapy profession.


My passion and determination ensures I remain at the leading edge of our profession. Whilst supporting adults, couples, children and adolescents. As an experienced accredited psychotherapist, I've been professionally trained. Today actively work in line with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP), EMDR Association UK and Ireland and the Association for Family Therapy. Whilst receiving regular clinical supervision to ensure the highest quality of service is maintained.

Training, qualifications & experience:

Registered & Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Other Professional Memberships: EMDR Association of UK & Ireland Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT)

Cert in EMDR Adults, Children & Adolescents
Diploma in Counselling (Integrative)
Cert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cert in Supervision
City & Guilds - Teaching/Training

Image Transformation Therapy
Feeling State Addicition Protocol
Ego State Therapy
Trauma and recovery
Fundamentals of DID & Dissocation
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Introduction & Advanced Safeguarding for Children

Having retrained and became qualified with an integrative background. I've been extremely fortunate to have also been trained by the ex-President of the EMDR Association of UK & Ireland, Dr Michael Patterson OBE in EMDR Therapy. Who 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. With additional further accredited training with EMDR Europe in Children & Adolescents and FSAP, ImTT developed by Dr. R. Miller from the United States.

My Specialisms

Who is it for...

Private & Businesses:
Children & Adolescents Ages from 2-19

What I do...

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

- 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)
- Redundancy Counselling
- Workplace Mediation
- Bespoke resilience & well-being workshops

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.

Client Presenting Issues:

- Anxiety
- Depression
- Assertiveness
- Low Self-esteem
- Trauma related issues
- Loss & Bereavement
- Relationship Issues

- Autism Spectrum Disorder - (ADHD, AS, PDA)
- Fibromyalgia
- B12 Deficiency
- Stress Management
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
- Anger Management
- Workplace Bullying

Approach to Therapy & How I Work


I am not qualified medical doctor and are therefore unable to provide diagnosis/advice services in support of any medical condition. However, in seeking to design a treatment program for any given client, a formulation of the clients presenting symptoms, supported by psychometrics collected, is used in developing a working hypothesis. Such an hypothesis is further supported by the criteria's as set out in the International Classification of Diseases - 11th Revision (ICD-11), and/or the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - 5th Edition (DSM-V).

In session, I deliver treatments based upon the Biological, Psychological and Socialogic model of a clients presentation (BioPsychoSocial). Although not medically qualified, I might express an opinion based upon many years of experience working with clients. Especially, as to how the client might alleviate their symptoms based upon the BiopPsychoSocial model. Such opinions are just that and it is entirely a matter for the client to discuss such opinions with their GP.

Therapy isn't easy and can be, at times, distressing for a client. Modes of therapy I perform include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensidation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Feeling State (FS), Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy (SF) and Coherence Trainining (CT). CBT is challenging and proactive, as it is a collaborative approach based upon agreed goals. EMDR & ImTT is a treatment primarily chosen for severe mental trauma and addictions (FS). SF is often employed when limited sessions are available. CT is employed to reduce anxiety and improve relaxation.

Coming from an integrative trained backgrounds. I may use an eclectic blend of different styles of approaches. Especially with what we believe or feel's our experience tells me will work best. Either in general or suiting the often immediate needs of my clients. Whilst working within my own preferences and capabilities as practitioner.Within the Biopsychosocial Model, together our work is focused not only upon what's psychologically discussed.  It's what's biologically and socially happening for you and your family outside of the consulting room.  Occasionally it may require us to direct you to another professional, howsoever.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person Please Call
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person Please Call
EMDR In Person Please Call
Life Coaching In Person Please Call
Relationship Therapy In Person Please Call

Additional Rate Information

Fees vary, depending upon location, service and duration: Individual sessions: £65.00 - £120.00 per hour Couples therapy: £85.00 - £120.00 per hour Supervision: £70 per hour Reduced fees for counselling students based upon eligibility Pre-arranged home visits available upon request (additional travel & mileage allowance will apply) Pathways of referrals: Self-referral GP Company Occupational Health Insurance Company Private Healthcare Legal Social Services Court MOD