Rachel Ball

Rachel Ball

7 Westland Drive
Glasgow
G14 9NT

07813297223

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7 Westland Drive
Glasgow
G14 9NT

07813297223

About me

I am an accredited Core Process psychotherapist, which has a mindfulness-based orientation. I always try to work with clients in ways which are therapeutically helpful, drawing at times from other models and theories.

I would usually focus on what is happening in the body, in present-time, as a way of accessing what needs to be seen and healed. However, inquiry into early-life experience, trauma and loss, as well as what brings vitality and joyfulness, is very much part of the way I work. I have a deep respect for the clients' own pace, and a need for safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship and process.

Alongside my private practice, I work at a Centre which provides a free counselling service, and greatly enjoy shared learning from colleagues and peers with different training back grounds and experience, and believe that my own work benefits greatly from an openess to on-going reflection and questioning. I believe that there should always be room in therapy for joy and humour.

Core Process is usually a longer-term in-depth therapy, but this varies a great deal from individual to individual. Initially I recommend weekly sessions, which can be renegotiated depending on need.

My professional background is in Social Work, from which my interest in psychotherapy developed. I worked for over 30 years with individuals, groups and families and undertook a lot of additional training including autism/Aspergers awareness, mental health, deprivation and oppression, and sexual abuse.

I am supported and inspired in my life by the wonders and beauty of walking in the Scottish wilderness and hills, star-gazing, cycling,  yoga, meditation (I have sat with a Zen Buddhist group for over 20 years), and the pleasure of relaxing in the company of friends old and new.

I have two grown-up daughters in whom I delight.

I work from home, and am willing to negotiate charges for those are financially constrained.

Training, qualifications & experience

My first professional training was in Social Work. I also trained in therapeutic massage and as a yoga teacher.

I undertook training as a Core Process psychotherapist in 2007. I remain deeply interested in all aspects of this work and am constantly learning from clients, from courses and conferences, from colleagues and from reading and discussing.

My on-going training and learning includes working with trauma, depression, meaninglessness, anger, and bereavement and loss. I have also had training and experience in working with dreams and with art-work (art therapy).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Fees

Currently £40 for 60 minutes. Can be negotiated under some circumstances.

Further information

I also offer supervision

Maps & Directions

Glasgow, G14 9NT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am available on week days, morning, afternoon and evening

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am currently training as a mindfulness-based supervisor and will accept supervisees at a reduced rate

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