About Me

Rebecca Mercer Counselling

ABOUT ME

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Rebecca

Counselling has been a passion of mine for many years. I started my own journey as a client in 2009 and it changed my life. This led me to an introduction to counselling course followed by an HNC in Counselling at Edinburgh College. I then completed my post-graduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Persona, accredited through the University of Aberdeen. 


I work within the person-centred approach. The ethos of this approach is that you, the client, are the expert in your own life. This means that I will listen to you with understanding and acceptance, and without judgement. I will help you explore what is going on for you and changes you may wish to make. 


I am from East Lothian and have lived here most of my life. I currently live in Wallyford, where I see clients in private practice. I also offer online and telephone counselling.


I work within a community health project with a variety of clients, with issues such as anxiety, depression and trauma. I also work within an agency specialising in alcohol problems. 


I have experience counselling a number of clients who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. I can offer a safe and open-minded environment without fear of prejudice or judgement.


I am a member of the National Counselling Society and work within their ethical framework.