Rebecca Aharon

Rebecca Aharon, uses a unique approach to empower her clients, helping them gain a sense of clarity in order to live a more full,
rich and positive life.

“Everyone wants to know they’re truly being listened to and heard. If you’re not empathetic, don’t be a therapist,” says Rebecca.
Rebecca is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who is accredited both by the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
She works from home in Golders Green and also sees clients in Stamford Hill. Rebecca brings a winning combination of genuine warmth to her sessions as well as a wealth of personal and professional experience.
“Besides theoretical knowledge, I consider the qualities of a good therapist to be empathy, respect, good listening skills and a non-judgemental approach.
I have a diverse range of clients, both Jewish and non-Jewish.”
Rebecca offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental
setting in which clients can
explore and gain a greater understanding of their worries, fears, and feelings as well as their hopes and dreams. Her unique approach to sessions ensures she stands apart from the rest.
“Although I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I also work as an integrative psychotherapist. This means that I use different approaches and perspectives, which allows me to work uniquely with each client.”
Rebecca tells me that the foundations of psychoanalytic therapy are built on the theories of Freud, Klein, Winnicott nd many others and seek to understand the subconscious origin of one’s present problems.
“This is often achieved by resolving past conflicts rooted in infancy, childhood and adolescence, which are often re-experienced and repeated in our present lives – without even realizing it!”
Rebecca originally wanted to do social work but found herself drawn towards psychotherapy. This was partly due to the impact her mother’s Holocaust background had on her. “I have always had an avid interest in people and how the mind works,” she relates. “I trained later in life and consider this a huge benefit as I had gained valuable life experience which helped me a lot professionally.”
Rebecca’s breadth of professional experience includes almost a decade of work as an honorary bereavement therapist as well as work with Mind – a mental health organisation in London.
“I am a member and psychotherapist for Jewish Therapists Service as well as a mental health agency in Stamford Hill and an East End charity called Care in Mind. I also run a pre-nuptial program in addition to one called Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, where I work with a holistic therapist to offer a short and effective treatment programme.”
Rebecca laughs when I ask her how on earth she juggles it all.
“In my earlier days, I worked part-time to fit it in with family commitments. Now my children have all grown up; I can dedicate myself full-time and have recently completed my BACP senior accreditation.”
Rebecca prefers to work on a long-term open-ended basis, as she finds this enhances her type of work. However, she also does short-term work, “which is more goal orientated and focused on specific issues.”
“I love what I do because I am passionate about working with people who are struggling with psychological and emotional issues. The most fulfilling part is knowing that people have gained an awareness of themselves that they didn’t have before, which can be really empowering and which can lead to change.”
Indeed, Rebecca tells me about a bereavement client she was seeing for about a year, how at the end “felt that she was strong enough to finish with the therapy and told me that I had been her rock.”
Rebecca admits that the hardest part of this line of work is responding to difficult moments with clients who are in crisis and when quick responses are necessary for their safety.
“Despite years of personal therapy and training, clinical supervision plays an important role in my work, where these difficulties are discussed in a healthy, contained way.”
Rebecca’s advice to women who would like to become a counsellor or psychotherapist is to “calculate your time and how much you can commit, because it is a huge commitment.”
“I also recommend that one begins by having therapy themselves, because this is a good first step to understanding experiences on a more personal level.”
You can contact Rebecca on
07961854997 or email
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