Rachel Hayward MBACP(Reg)
28 Forth Street
The Chambers Institution
25 High Street
One to one counselling and psychotherapy in the centre of Edinburgh and Peebles.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist used to working on a short or long term basis to help clients explore, discover and work through underlying feelings and issues that may appear in the form of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, disordered eating or physical symptoms.
I have a special interest in medically unexplained symptoms.
I also provide a highly specialised service for clients with gastrointestinal and bowel conditions, such as IBS, IBD, and stomas.
I am also qualified in Collaborative Practice, this means I work alongside lawyers to help you process the anxieties, fears and other painful feelings that emerge during divorce and separation.
I work in-depth in a way that makes links with unconscious feelings and patterns to understand current distress. I see everyone as an individual and therefore take an integrated - or non rigid - way of thinking and working, to find the most helpful approach for you.
I work in private practice and consult for NHS Scotland. Previously I worked in London in the NHS and in private practice for a number of years.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Tavistock Centre, London.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling: CPPD, London.
Certificates in CBT & Person Centred.
Qualified in Collaborative Practice - Consensus - working alongside lawyers to help you with the emotional difficulties of divorce and separation.
Many years of experience in the NHS both in primary and secondary mental health counselling and psychotherapy services.
Specialist experience in gastrointestinal counselling at a London hospital for gut and bowel conditions.
Training and lecturing for doctors and nurses.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Medically Unexplained Symptoms
IBS, IBD and other Gastrointestinal and Bowel conditions
Collaborative Practice - Consensus
Please contact me for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client