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Rebecca Shivji founded CounsellingKind in August 2018. She is a qualified Counsellor, and has committed to the role of Volunteer Counsellor at the Simeon Centre since March 2016.

Having gained a Psychology Degree in 2003, Rebecca has gone on to establish a robust career in the Charity and Education Sectors. This has involved: designing and implementing a new employability project for higher education students, managing a staff team, fundraising, supporting service users, and mentoring disadvantaged young people.

Rebecca's Qualifications

  • Counselling Diploma, Level 4 – Bolton College, 2018
  • Award in Education and Training, Level 3 – Open College Network, 2016
  • Mentoring, Level 4 – University of Bolton, 2010
  • The Essence of Management – Synergy, 2010
  • Excellence in Volunteer Management, Level 3 – ILM, 2010
  • Psychology, BSc (Hons) – Bolton Institute of Higher Education, 2003


“Rebecca has helped me recently over several phone sessions of Counselling. I’m very impressed with what she’s done and she’s a lovely lady who makes you feel really relaxed” – Aaron.

“I’ve just had an online Career Coaching session with Rebecca, and I recommend it. Rebecca is a great listener and gives useful advice” – Michalina.

“Excellent Wellbeing Workshop in September and I recommend these to people as Rebecca is so gentle and caring; and definitely gives you food for thought” – Jeanette.