07905356114 / 07905 356114
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of life? It can be a great relief to share your feelings with someone who is trained to listen, and help you find your way through.
I work with clients suffering from a variety of symptoms including relationship issues, anxiety, family issues, depression, panic disorder, phobias and other general life stresses such as bereavement, and low self-worth. I also works with people suffering from disordered eating, in particular with compulsive over eating (bingeing) and binge eating disorder (BED).
I offer counselling in a safe and confidential setting - this is your chance to work through your thoughts and feelings with a qualified and experienced professional counsellor, without being judged or criticised. Counselling is a process that involves talking about issues or problems that are causing you distress. It involves spending time exploring specific difficulties, such as low-mood or anxiety, to understand why you are feeling like this and what might help make things more positive in your future. It is a supportive process designed to help you to be in control, and gain confidence in your ability to have a brighter life.
My main mode of counselling is based on Gestalt therapy, incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. These methods work well alongside each other, as the ’here and now’ nature of Gestalt therapy allows us to explore deeply our ’story’ and needs; the Cognitive behavioural element enables you to actively continue your therapeutic process in between sessions.
Disordered Eating: My work with disordered eating is based on The National Centre for Eating Disorder’s research and training: my specialism is working with people suffering from compulsive overeating, and bingeing.
Support is offered to clients with various issues, including:
- generalised anxiety disorder
- self esteem building
- relationship issues
- disordered eating
- life coaching
Comments from previous clients:
"Rachel made me feel immediately comfortable and able to offload without being judged. It was such a relief and helped me to be more able to stand up for myself at work".
"This was my first time with counselling and I am so pleased I did it. I can now see what I need to do with my future - thank you Rachel!"
"You're a great listener - loved the creative stuff too, when I needed it. Thanks for everything".
Training, qualifications & experience
DipHE Counselling (Gestalt)
Master Practitioner Eating Disorders, NCFED
b-eat, eating disorders charity, professional member
Experience: I have worked for various organisations in Hampshire and London, including youth counselling, couples counselling, Women's Aid, and general counselling for all ages and issues. I have been working in private practice for 6 years.
Having been a teacher and course facilitator in the past, I now facilitate groups such as mindfulness workshops, and Sidestep workshops where we practice mindfulness/meditation, relaxation techniques and how to access your creative mind.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer group work in areas such as mindfulness/meditation, anxiety, depression, compulsive over eating, public contact, self-esteem, sex education, and assertiveness.
LIFE COACHING: Life coaching is a personal journey through which you can help to find new purpose and direction in every aspect of your life. Rachel can offer help and guidance in person or over the phone or computer, as the client prefers. She will assist you with setting specific targets in your life, overcoming life's roadblocks, and making positive progress as you deal with problems in your life. Fees for life coaching are the same as for counselling - please see above, or visit my website.
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individual sessions - £50 for one full hour
Skype sessions - £35 for one full hour
Discounts available; please see website for details: rachelbaylisuk.wixsite.com/mysite-2
* extra concessions for students, those on income support and for counsellors in training.
Rachel also provides telephone, Skype and email sessions if preferred.
Group work: Rachel is happy to discuss group work to meet your organisation's training needs, including schools, colleges and businesses. In particular, she works with public contact awareness, self esteem, relaxation/mindfulness, and team building exercises. Mindful Eating workshops are held twice a year.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Timing is flexible - do get in touch we can arrange a mutually suitable time; in Ealing I work Wednesday daytime and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|