Rebecca ings

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Meet rebecca

I work with individuals and couples who have come to a crossroad in their life path and are searching for ways to decide on the direction they want to go. My practice is based on the belief that inside ourselves, we hold the information we need to recognize our own best course.  Counselling is useful to bring up knowledge and experience that may have been forgotten or buried in the twists and turns of life.  It is my job to work with clients, using the training and techniques I have learned, to help them find the resources and confidence to plot their way to the life they choose.

 

I entered the field of psychology after working for many years to support and raise my family. My life experience helps me see my clients as the main ingredient in their efforts to make the changes they want.  I encourage them to see themselves in a hopeful way that will give them faith in the possibility of new outcomes. If this approach fits for you, let's connect!

In my spare time, I enjoy choral singing, cooking, and reading historical and fantasy fiction. My COVID-19 projects have been learning to knit, taking up the piano, and learning to bake sourdough.

My Work

Populations I Work With
  • Children and youth age 3 and up

  • Couples

  • Families

Areas of Practice
  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment

  • Chronic illness

  • Compulsive Behaviour

  • Couples

  • Depression

  • Dissociation

  • Relationships

  • Sex addiction

  • Trauma

My Therapeutic Modalities
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Dyadic Developmental Therapy (attachment based)

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy

  • Family Systems Therapy

  • Play Therapy

The greatest piece of advice I've received:

The best advice I was ever given was from my mother, who said, "We are not what we do." She maintained that neither our worst nor our best actions define our value or our essence -- rather like the Buddhist idea that we are spiritual beings on a physical path, not the other way round.

Something on my bucket list:

My bucket list has a lot of things on it. The top ones have to do with learning, expanding my understanding. I want to take a course in quantum physics (for beginners, I could never keep up with the math). And I would like to take a summer course in Latin at the University of Cork in Ireland.

My top 3 values:

Open mindedness-- I try to always leave room in my thinking to accommodate new information that can change how I see the world

Connection -- together we are better than on our own. "The whole is greater than the sum of the parts."

Health -- suffering is inevitable, and so is healing. Health is a birthright we all share.

If I was an animal I'd be...

If I was an animal I would be a wolf, not because of its savagery or fierceness but because of its loyalty and commitment to its mate, its young, and its pack.

I have a day totally to myself, with no obligations. Where would you find me?

f I had a day to myself, you would find me tucked into a comfy corner with a playlist of choral music, a favourite book, and a knitting project.

Besides my work, a special skill of mine:

I have an extensive memory for nursery rhymes and folk songs. I love the rhythm and the word play in them -- and the stories behind them.

My Myers-Briggs personality type:

INFP: The Mediator