Rachel Hogben - Accredited Humanistic Counsellor / Psychotherapist MBACP.

Rachel Hogben - Accredited Humanistic Counsellor / Psychotherapist MBACP.


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About me

I believe the key to successful counselling is the relationship between therapist and client, therefore I offer an initial, free 30 minute session to everyone and I see this as an opportunity for each individual and myself to decide if we will work together.  I am currently only able to offer a maximum of 8-10 sessions running up to the end of September. I will not be taking any new clients from July 20th 2017.

I work from a Humanistic perspective where emphasis is placed on the uniqueness and respect of the individual, and therapist and client can work together, exploring present difficulties or past issues.  Counselling requires the client to engage and be active in the process as it is the client who is the expert on themselves, not the therapist.  The journey can often seem challenging but as the therapist, I am with the client every step of the way.
I offer individuals the space to creatively explore their own potential and develop a deeper understanding of who they are, while encouraging growth and self awareness in a supportive environment.  Whatever difficulties presented, I believe that either time limited or long term counselling can be an opportunity to get to know oneself better and explore the potential for positive change without judgement on the way.

Appointments are charged at £40 per 50 minute session.

Initial 30 minute session is free.

I am an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and a member of the BACP (British association for counselling and psychotherapy) working from my home practice based in Southbourne.

I have twenty years of experience working with the elderly, coupled with over twelve years experience of working creatively with children and young adults in an educational setting.  With this wide ranging background, I feel I can bring a creative, caring and down to earth approach to my work with people of all ages.

Training, qualifications & experience

Continued Professional Development since 2012

Externship in Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy

Mindful Self-Compassion 25hrs

Certificate in Couples' Counselling 56hrs

CBT training 50hrs

Trauma and Dissociation 20hrs

Transactional Analysis Certificate TA101

The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation 20hrs

Bereavement, specifically in relation to children. 90hrs

Disordered Eating and Bariatric Training. 60hrs

Training and Qualifications

Humanistic Counselling Degree

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling

NCFE Level 1, 2 & 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in obesity and disordered eating issues.


Appointments are charged at £40 per 50 minute session.

Initial 30 minute consultation is free. 

I also offer a limited number of reduced cost appointments for counselling students and those on a low wage.

Further information

I work one day a week as a Bank Psychological Therapist for Horsham NHS IAPT service called Time to Talk, working mainly with people struggling with depression and anxiety.

I work at St Richards Hospital as a psychological assessor, assessing a patient's psychological suitability for bariatric surgery.

I currently volunteer as a couples therapist with the national Marriage Care service. My centre is based in Portsmouth. I have been working with couples with Marriage Care from September 2015. I hope to be working with couples from my home based practice from June 2017.

I worked for Horsham NHS IAPT service called Time to Talk for six months in 2016 as a bank psychological counsellor, working mainly with people struggling with depression and anxiety.

I specialise in obesity and disordered eating issues.

I have extensive training in Cognitive behavioural therapy and this training informs a great deal of my work.

I have undertaken 90 hrs training in child bereavement.

I have three years experience of working within a university counselling service offering young adults with a wide range of issues, a chance to talk to someone during their time at university.

I am an accredited member of the British association for counselling and psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework.  I undergo regular clinical supervision with a qualified and experienced supervisor and I am fully insured in line with BACP guidelines for best practice. I also have a full CRB check and am experienced in working with vulnerable groups of people.

Maps & Directions

Emsworth, PO10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays

Types of client

Older adults
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