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Rebeca Robertson

Eating and Behavioural Therapist
 

I value and understand diversity as my clients come from all walks of life or cultural backgrounds.


 
About Me

I am a trained, qualified and an experienced psychotherapist working in the public sector and for charitable organisations. I have experience of working with people from a very diverse background with a wide range of age including the elderly as well as with children and young persons. I value and understand diversity as my clients come from all walks of life or cultural backgrounds. I have also worked with couples. Thus I have worked with a range of issues: eating disorders, psycho-somatic conditions, depression, anxiety, dissatisfaction in work or inability to form satisfactory relationships as well as gender issues.

I can speak Spanish and Portuguese.

I help you to resolve difficulties by increasing your awareness of your inner world.

 

How I work

Getting awareness of deep seated patterns helps reduce symptoms and distress.

I work from a psychodynamic model which means helping you to understand and resolve your difficulties by increasing awareness of your inner world and exploring how this influence relationships both past and present. Getting awareness of these deep-seated patterns helps reducing symptoms and thus reducing distress. The relationship with the therapist is a critical element in the therapy. Offering a non-judgemental, confidential and safe setting facilitates the development of finding out where unconscious processes of the inner world become reflected in the relationship. This process helps gradually to identify these patterns and, in becoming conscious of them, to develop the capacity to understand and to change them.

 

What about Eating?

 

In the light of this, we can explore issues about your relationship with food, thinking about how, what is being explored, links with past experiences. Very often coping mechanisms are helpful on survival mode but when they can become chronic, as a way to cut emotions they become unhelpful and makes people stuck. Understanding your ways of coping (i. e. eating habits) is the visible element of something else and it is that something else that I get interested about.

What is unique at Weightmatters is that we can draw from the help of other professionals in order to take a holistic approach which will take into consideration ‘all of you’.

We can draw on experience of other professionals to create a holistic approach.

Times and Fees


 

My Fees


  • £95 Standard Rate
  • £500 (£83) 6-session Block
  • £80 Off Peak Rate
  • £420 (£70) OPR 6-session Block

Days I'm available at WeightMatters

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Qualifications & Training


 
  • 2016 - Psychosexual Development. Birbeck Counselling Association, London
  • 2016 - Organizational Change & Loss. Age UK
  • 2016 - Mental Health in the NHS. Psychoanalytical Association
  • 2016 - Living Together with Dementia. Tavistock Centre for Couple Relations
  • 2016 - Bereavement and Loss. Age UK
  • 2015 - Assessments Workshop. Birbeck Counselling Association
  • 2014 - Sexual Abuse and Denial. Birbeck Counselling Association
  • 2014 - Deaf Awareness. Age UK
  • 2014 - Making Sense of Dementia.Tavistock Clinic, London
  • 2014 - Making Sense of Dementia. Freud Museum with Anna Freud Institute
  • 2013 - Eating Disorders Workshop. Highgate Counselling Center, London
  • 2013 - Narcissism: Inside and Outside the Consulting Room. Birbeck Counselling Association
  • 2013 - CBT practice. Highgate Counselling Centre, London
  • 2013 - Diploma M7 Observational Studies. Tavistock Clinic, London
  • 2012 - Mentalization working with patients. AIMH UK
  • 2011 - Body Perception. Highgate Counselling Centre, London
  • 2010 - Introduction to Working with Children. Place To Be, P2B
  • 2009 - Further Thoughts on Psychodynamic Councelling. Highgate Counselling Centre, London 2006 - MSc Psychodynamic Counselling. University of London
  • 2001 - BSc Hons, Psychology. Open University, London
  • 1995 - BSc Computer Studies (sandwich course) University of London

Memberships


 
  • Member of BACP

Services I Provide at WeightMatters


  • Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Shrink
  • Rebalance
  • Breakthrough
    Day

I am available at additional times for remote support using

 
 

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