Haoli Rein - Registered MBACP (accred) - Individuals and Couples

Haoli Rein - Registered MBACP (accred) - Individuals and Couples



07765 888 854

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07765 888 854

About me

If you're struggling with an area of your life right now, counselling might help you find a way through and, as it's important to find the right person to work with, I offer the first session free of charge. Just so you're aware, however, I shall be away for a couple of weeks during the month of October, but please feel free to contact me any time before Wed 5th October and we can then make an appointment at a time to suit you, starting from Monday 24th October.

So, who am I and how can I help you?

My name is Haoli (said like Hayley with an 'O' in the middle) and my aim is to provide a place where you can explore the difficulties you're facing in a confidential and non-judgemental environment - where you can talk to someone outside of the situation. Of course, talking to a stranger can feel quite challenging in itself, but I hope that in meeting me, you'll feel comfortable enough to start building a relationship that feels safe enough to start exploring the issues you're struggling with.

So, what experience do I have?

My experience includes working with many different issues such as depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, anger, relationship and family issues, and all kinds of loss (which could include areas such as health, employment, divorce, miscarriage, bereavement etc.) I also work extensively with people who've experienced abuse of all kinds (be it emotional, physical or sexual) - and recognise the impact that this can have on one - physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Of course, all of these issues can cause deep emotional pain, and have a serious impact on life in general, and I therefore offer the time and space in which to talk about how you feel, and aim to help you find a way through to a place of greater contentment and well-being.

How do I work?

As each individual person is different, my way of working is based on your own specific needs, meaning that you, the client, are at the very centre of my work. (For those who want to know more about the model of counselling, I use an integrative model which is Person-Centred at its core, but which draws from Psychodynamic insights and uses CBT and creative methods when appropriate.)

What about counselling for couples?

When dealing with relationship issues, I draw heavily from "Attachment Theory" and "Emotionally Focused Therapy", which not only looks at troublesome patterns being repeated in the relationship, but also goes deeper to what's behind the behaviour. It looks at the deep longings of each person and aims at replacing negative cycles with a greater feeling of “bonding” and, in this way the relationship becomes a healing environment in which each finds support and encouragement once again instead of anger, blame and accusations - all of which can tear the couple apart.

How long does counselling last?

The answer lies mostly in what your needs are - and what will work best for you. I therefore offer both short-term therapy (6-12 sessions) which can help you discover your inner strengths and to work out coping strategies to help manage day-to-day living, or longer-term therapy which draws more from psychodynamic insight, and which helps to make sense of the present, by exploring the past.

Where do I work?

I work either from my home on the northern side of Swindon, or from rooms in Old Town.


The room I use at home is completely private and overlooks the garden, providing a calm and tranquil environment. Parking is always freely available; however if you come by bus, then the Number 13 & 14 buses stop right at the end of my street.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm an accredited Counsellor with BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and, as an independent practitioner, I'm registered with the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

I hold a CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a BA (hons) degree in Psychology and a PGCE. That means I'm also a qualified teacher and, until recently, I was lead tutor on a Level 3 counsellor training course.

I'm part of the committee of the Swindon Counsellors and Psychotherapists' Network (SCPN), a member of TAG (Trauma and Abuse Group) and, apart from my private work, I'm involved in the Voluntary Sector in Swindon as a Counsellor and Supervisor.

I'm also a member of the ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors) but have no expectation that my clients will hold this same world view and, believing as I do in the intrinsic value of every human being, I'm more than comfortable working with people of any faith - or no faith at all.


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


The first meeting is always free, after which I charge £35.00 per session for individuals, and £50.00 per session for couples.

Sessions usually take place on the same day and time each week, although I can be flexible for those working shifts or on work rotas. Sessions last 50-60 minutes.

Further information

Unfortunately, my home doesn't provide access for clients with mobility difficulties, but the rooms in Old Town do.

Maps & Directions

Swindon, SN25
Swindon, SN1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Day and evening appointments available

Types of client

Older adults
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