Ms Debbie Beckerman
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS18-07002
REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) is an evidence-based model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy that has been shown to be highly effective in treating anxiety, depression, and a range of other problems that life can throw at us.
In REBT we acknowledge that bad things do happen. We also believe that we feel and behave in certain ways, not only because of biological and social factors, but also because of the way we think. However, we also say that we can change that link between our thoughts and our emotions and behaviours.
When life becomes a struggle, we all need to feel that we can access ways and strategies to get through those difficult times and that we can live in a more balanced, peaceful way. My aim is to help clients to help themselves by changing their beliefs and way of thinking, either about themselves or about the way they view things. REBT is a practical, goal-focused philosophy of life. Once you can think in a more rational, flexible, way about the issues that are troubling you, you will be able to apply these skills to many other areas of life.
Although REBT forms the foundation of my approach, I also use other therapies and techniques that are appropriate to each client, including Solution-Focused Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and relaxation and mindfulness techniques.
Whatever your problem, I believe change is possible.
Contact me for an initial, free assessment, to see if I can be of help.
- Qualifications & ExperienceBA (Hons) University Oxford: Modern Languages
Certificate Higher Education, Birkbeck, University of London: Counselling and Counselling Skills
Advanced Diploma in Integrative REBT/CBT, College of Cognitive Behaviour Therapies
- What I can help with
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Young people and children
- Emotional issues
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self esteem
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Start exercising
- Children / teenagers
- Languages Spoken