Rebecca Louise Galustian
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Rebecca has over a fifteen years experience working as an individual and group therapist within a range of settings including the private sector in a psychiatric hospital in Central London, The NHS, forensic services, addiction recovery programmes and within schools with adolescents.
After initially training as a Humanistic Psychotherapist, Rebecca retrained as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at Goldsmith’s University of London where she gained an MSc in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Rebecca also worked at Goldsmith’s University for a number of years teaching and supervising the students completing the MSc RECBT.
Rebecca has extensive experience in the treatment of many general psychiatry conditions including anxiety, depression, panic disorder and OCD. Rebecca also has particular interests and significant experience in the management of anger, a topic in which she recently completed research, the psychotherapeutic components of the treatment of addictions and the treatment of phobias.
Rebecca is happy to takes referrals for adults (18+) and is an accredited therapist with the following organisations:
British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy (BABCP)
Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (AREBT)
Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP / NCAC)
Referrals for therapy can come as a self referral, from a GP or from a Psychiatrist.
Rebecca adheres to a 48 hour cancellation policy, which means that any cancellation within the 48 hour period or missed appointment will be charged at the full session rate.
Therapy sessions last fifty minutes and payment is due at the end of each session.
Rebecca is also covered by some major Private Medical Insurers – please contact her for further details.
Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT) is the earliest form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and was created in the 1950s by Dr Albert Ellis.
Ellis stated that it is our unhealthy thinking about events that lead to unhealthy behaviours and emotions. RECBT works on the basis that if we can change this unhealthy thinking, we can change our emotional and behavioural responses and therefore experience healthier alternatives.
RECBT therapy helps to identify unhealthy ways of thinking and to then develop healthier alternatives which ultimately leads to goal achievement, be it emotional and or behavioural.