Radiant Rebecca Cassar Allen joined the Willingness Team back in 2018 as a Systemic Family Therapist. When asked to describe herself in 3 words; artistic, appreciative and grounded all came to mind. We’d also say that she is quite a radiant being, read on more to find out why…
Describe Willingness in 3 words
Rebecca: I associate Willingness with innovation, openness, warmth.
What’s your role at Willingness? What does it consist of?
Rebecca: had joined Willingness in the role of a Systemic Family Therapist. This means that during the past years, I have offered my services as a psychotherapist to families, couples and individuals who would like to address difficulties and strengthen their relationships through therapy. Apart from offering therapy, I have also delivered a number of talks and workshops on topics related to mental health, relationships, and baby loss, amongst others. I am now a Senior Therapist, and I also form part of Sex Clinic Malta.
Why did you choose Willingness?
Rebecca: I had been following what Willingness was working on through social media and attending workshops long before applying to join the Willingness team. I was always very drawn to the value given to collaborating with other professionals from different backgrounds, areas of expertise and walks of life. Being part of a team adds a lot of meaning and fulfilment to the work that I do which is, in turn, translated into more energy and excitement when working with clients, participating in projects and giving talks.
What do you like the most about your job at Willingness?
Rebecca: Apart from the team as mentioned in the previous answer, I like that at Willingness we can focus our time and energy on tasks, areas of specialisation and roles that we feel most passionate about. There are always various projects, ideas and initiatives, and this variety gives different professionals the opportunity to choose to focus on what interests us the most.
How long does it take you to get to Willingness?
Rebecca: It depends on traffic really. But it generally takes me around 20 minutes to get to Willingness.
What would you say to a colleague who’s thinking about joining the Willingness Team?
Rebecca: I would tell them that at Willingness I have found a lot of support, space to grow as a professional and personally too, and also a lot of passion towards the work that is being done. We always hope to share this support, space and passion with others J
What have you learnt since joining Willingness?
Rebecca: I have learnt various things during the past years. I have learnt more about how to balance having my own private practice and the work we do together as a team. I have also learnt a lot about the views of different professionals such as physiotherapists and gynaecologists.
I’ve also discovered that collaborating together can help us offer a more complete package of services to our clients based on their various needs. One of my favourite lessons is the value of doing things that we are passionate about and how wonderful it is to be able to share our passions with our colleagues, in our services to our clients and also with the general public when possible.
Does Willingness add to your practice? If yes, what?
Rebecca: Yes on various levels. An important aspect of our work is that apart from the services that we offer our clients in our professional capacity, we also invest a lot in each other as professionals through our team meetings, providing training to one another and peer reviewing each other. This, not only helps us continuously grow, but it is also a way for us to ensure that we continue providing our clients a quality and professional service.
If you would like to book an appointment with Rebecca or anyone else from the Willingness team, you can start by tapping here.
You can also read Rebecca’s blog about Online vs Offline Interactions here.