Certified Psychological Life Coach
I'm Rebecca Kimberley, a multi-qualified and Award-Winning Psychological Life Coach and Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
I use my professional expertise in Coaching and Psychological Therapies, plus my lived experience in suicidal depression, trauma and mental health issues to help you overcome your trauma, rediscover your true self and reclaim your life.
I also work full-time in the NHS, providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to clients with mild to severe levels of Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Specific Phobias, Low Self-Esteem, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic & Agoraphobia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
I can recall key moments in my childhood when I was bullied during my childhood, for being 'too tall', 'too ugly', 'too smart', 'too different', 'not having enough friends' or 'having too much confidence'. I quickly learnt as I grew up, "I was not good enough". By the age of 16, I was a victim of sexual abuse and felt too afraid to speak out. The school bathroom became my place of solace where I hid from the shame, humiliation, judgment, rejection and isolation I felt on a regular basis. I felt different from everyone else around me and was so unsure of who I was.
By the time I got to University, I was diagnosed with depression and social anxiety and in my second year, I was sexually abused again. I had always been incredibly academic but by this point, my grades started to suffer and I was at breaking point. Suicidal was another feeling I grew comfortable with. As I reached out for help, I was misunderstood even more. GPs pushed me away, therapists showed a lack of understanding in my struggles and I felt I had nowhere to go.
Due to the sexual abuse, toxic relationships and poor mental health I was experiencing, ultimately - I questioned my identity and self-worth. I had nothing positive to say about myself and was at a total loss of how to move forward in my life. Life no longer felt worth living.
Throughout the lack of understanding I faced and support from those I reached out to, it has become my deepest mission to become the coach that offers that safe, understanding space to encourage others to rediscover their lives and thrive in their new beginnings. Through not only my personal experiences with low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, but also my experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Coaching, I hope to help you overcome your challenges and move forward with your life.
"WHEN WE DENY THE STORY, IT DEFINES US.
WHEN WE OWN THE STORY, WE CAN WRITE A BRAVE NEW ENDING."
- Brene Brown
MY QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
I'm a graduate member of The Coaching Academy and qualified with a Distinction as a Personal Performance Coach. The Coaching Academy is the world's leading Coach Training Academy.
I am currently training on a Post Graduate Diploma course as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
I also have 3 Degrees:
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Clinical Psychology (Distinction).
Masters of Science in Affective Disorders (Distinction).
Post-Graduate Certificate in Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Interventions.
I AM ALSO...
Trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
A graduate member of the British Psychological Society.
A graduate member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies.
A member of The Association for Coaching and The International Federation of Coaching.
Fully compliant with the Coach's Code of Ethics, insured & continue to work on my personal and professional development through various educational sources.