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Counsellor Rebecca Lindsey Wheeler LLB, MSc. MBACP 397664

(BACP Registered Member)​

 

I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. My passion for psychology, interest in the human mind and people began in 2000 with A-Level Psychology. I graduated with Masters (Level 7) which covered my core skills practice exams, 100 hours counselling placement, and specialism of Counselling Children and Young People. I’ve now been counselling clients throughout the Northamptonshire area and facilitating their self-awareness and self-growth since 2019. My extensive CPD niche is bereavement counselling. This is a particular research interest area for me and my practice. .

Gayton Lodge Counselling was born in 2023 because through my

volunteering work I was recognising local need for more counsellors (particularly bereavement Counsellors). I currently practice at a mental health charity in Northampton, The Lowdown, and I am also a bereavement Counsellor for the NHS at Northampton Hospital, Child Bereavement Service, Counselling across schools in Northamptonshire. In addition on the first and third Monday of each month, I support the  'grief and a cuppa' meetings in Towcester. Providing a local safe space to chat about your grief openly.

 

I would recommend the NHS as your first port of call before private counselling if you are searching for children's grief counselling as they currently offer 6 counselling sessions on the NHS. I would also recommend Child Bereavement UK who are a national charity, and offer free support and guidance.

I have been a member of the BACP since 2019 and practice under their ethical framework. I am passionate about empowering Clients through talking therapy and the benefits thereof. My approach is primarily integrative, tailored to my Clients individual needs. I  employ elements of Person Centred, Creative and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I continuously commit to extensive monthly ongoing professional development and have experienced supervision.

 

 Prior to Counselling I worked in education, in both an academic and social roles, supporting neurodiversity, promoting inclusion in the play ground, alongside this I worked in business, and in past years Wills and Probate, Law.

 

Within all my roles, I have built experience and knowledge of ASD & ADHD and am passionate about promoting understanding of neurodiversity and inclusion within the therapy environment. My academic paths (LLB & MSc) have also fuelled & skilled my drive/love for writing and academic research. I am currently .working on a 'Grief after Covid'- the impact, research project. 

 

Friends would describe me a constantly busy old soul who loves to be active, the water, musicals (& music!) and who loves my photographs! I not only love my work but I also really love to work! I love creativity, spontaneity, adventures and most of all helping people. I am a promoter of change being within everyone of us (if this is something a Client seeks, and often it can be), I love this most about my job, helping Clients locate their inner strength, confidence, enabling them to take control of the direction their life path takes . Change is within every one of us, we just have to find our inner button.  

 

I adore spending time with my precious family, and as a mother of many beautiful souls, I understand the additional demands young children can often place upon us in times of our grief. Personally my place of peace is near trees or water, the sea, fairy pools, lakes, this is where I find I can breathe more freely. Treasured places of mine are Kynance Cove, Cornwall,​ Ilfracombe, & the secret rock pools of Dartmoor, not forgetting The stunning Jurassic Coast. My youngest would say 'My Mummy loves trees!', as Martin Luther once said, 'every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold or silver'.

 

I am a firm believer in the earth's water healing the sole and promoting immunity and reducing stress/anxiety, a sea or lake swim certainly does wonders for my personal sole, it can be magical. Also I believe in the power of the outdoors to support those of us that are neuro diverse. Closer to home I inherited my Mother's love of flowers and gardening, pottering in the garden, pruning or planting is generally now my most favourite happy place and has very much supported my own grief journeys.
 

Whatever the reason you landed on this page, reaching out for support is a really great thing to do! My counselling service aims to introduce non judgemental, confidential support in a safe place. Somewhere for you to off load your worries and difficult thoughts/emotions. Any questions at all simply e-mail:

enquiries@gaytonlodgecounselling.co.uk 

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For ideas on healthy ways to navigate your own or your child's grief follow Gayton Lodge Counselling on Instagram #thegriefcounsellor

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