Rebecca Dickinson MBACP Accredited

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Counselling Service Leeds


Rebecca Dickinson MBACP Accredited

Rebecca Dickinson MBACP Accredited

There are times when life feels challenging. You might feel very stuck, overwhelmed, dissatisfied or maybe a sense of just going through the motions.

Counselling can help you make the changes you want to make in order to live in a way that feels more meaningful and fulfilling to you, improving your overall wellbeing.

I offer an approachable, professional 1-1 service to adults and young people where you can share your story in a non-judgemental space and explore how you want your future to look.

I am passionate about providing a therapeutic relationship that allows you the room to grow emotionally and psychologically.

See my experience


I have 13 years experience as a Counsellor working within a wide range of services including:

  • Specialist Sexual Violence Support Services (SSVSS)
  • Young People's Mental Health and Counselling Services (age 11-25)
  • Further Education Providers
  • Drug and Alcohol services
  • Hospice Service (life limiting illnesses and palliative care)
  • Employee Assistance Programmes

The issues I have most experience working with include the impacts of:

  • Sexual violence including but not limited to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA), Rape, Sexual Assault (inclusive of women who are also navigating the criminal justice system)
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Past/present emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Family estrangement (past and present)
  • Shame
  • Anxiety and/ Worry
  • Self Harm
  • Eating Dificulties
  • Life limiting illnesses (working with the individual and family members/friends)
  • Bereavement
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Low Confidence
  • Gender Identity and Sexuality
  • Panic Attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Work related stress
  • Exam Stress
  • Depression
  • Developmental trauma


My approach is Integrative which means I offer therapy to suit you and your needs. I draw upon the following modalities:

  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Emotional Focussed Therapy (EFT, aka tapping)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Transactional Analysis (TA, Ego states)

I often provide further understanding on how trauma impacts the brain and how mental health difficulties can develop.

BSc Psychology
Certificate in
Counselling Children
MSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Accredited)

How I Work

I aim to provide a relationship where-by you are heard, understood and valued as an individual, supported to work through your difficulties and able to work out what is best for you.

In counselling with me you may:

  • Develop self awareness of patterns that hold you back
  • Increase insight into how/why these developed
  • Experience reduced feelings of shame
  • Improve your resilience to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings
  • Improve trust in yourself
  • Honour your intuition
  • Develop healthy boundaries in relationships
  • Develop increased compassion with self and others
  • Further your understanding of thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Express difficult and unresolved feelings
  • Let go of unhelpful beliefs that impact important areas of your life
  • Consider alternative choices and perspectives
  • Find ways of being that feel more meaningful and empowering


I’ve been working with Rebecca for over a year now, and I’m so glad that I found her! She’s able to bring a range of different approaches and techniques into each session to tackle whatever might be going on that week, as well as looking at the bigger picture and helping me to build tools such as a mindfulness practice and anxiety management strategy for day-to-day use. I also really appreciate her willingness to explain the psychological theory going on behind the scenes of a reaction or feeling – that’s been really crucial for me! Perhaps most importantly, Rebecca’s incredibly easy to talk to and brings a level of comfort and personality to sessions that makes them an enjoyable part of the day - Sophie

Would not hesitate to recommend Rebecca to anyone facing issues they wish to overcome. Have had help with many different therapists over the years but Rebecca is the only one who has helped me move forward and live my best life - Will

would highly recommend Rebecca - Her approach is excellent. I’ve worked with her for over a year now and she has taught me effective tools to confidently navigate challenges in everyday life, whilst also helping me to better understand myself on a deeper level. She is very approachable, highly empathetic and calming. I’ve grown my confidence and self-belief which has led me to living a much more fulfilling life - Sylvia


I offer short term (6 sessions minimum) and longer term 1-1 Counselling to adults and young people. Currently I am offering online therapy on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Contact me to discuss face to face counselling if you are local to Leeds.

Initial meeting


30 minutes

Full session


1 Hour


Discounts Available

If you have difficulties with fees I would prefer you to discuss this with me rather than rule yourself out.

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Monday 12-5pm and Tuesday 4-8pm - face to face at The Tower Clinic

Weds, Thurs and Fri - online therapy