Rachel J Stewart Counselling, CBT and Mindfulness practitioner. BABCP member.

Rachel J Stewart Counselling, CBT and Mindfulness practitioner. BABCP member.

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Waterloo Wellbeing Centre
191 Devonport Rd

07941419217 / 07941419217

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Waterloo Wellbeing Centre
191 Devonport Rd

07941419217 / 07941419217

About me

I am an experienced qualified psychotherapist and mindfulness practitioner working in Plymouth. I have experience helping people with life difficulties which impact on their emotional health and well-being. I offer one to one counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, stress management, compassion focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. I have a specialism in physical health problems affecting emotional health such as pain, CFS/ME, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, insomnia, fatigue and cancer. I currently run stress, mindfulness and compassion focused therapy courses for the NHS. I am a member of the BABCP.

My personal philosophy is using a holistic approach and tailoring treatment needs to suit individual clients. I used to work as a nurse in oncology and haematology services and at the back pain clinic. I find that my nurse training gives me an advantage in this sphere due to high standards in client care and confidentiality at all times. My current role is treating people with difficulties such as excessive worry, low mood & depression; seasonal affective disorder (sad); relationship issues; anger management; stress management; panic disorder; phobia; OCD; low self esteem and confidence, coping with divorce, long-term health problems and much more.

I use mindfulness meditation personally and therefore am fully aware of the positive effect it can have on health and well-being. Research shows that people who practice mindfulness and self-compassion have better mental health, less anxiety and depression and are more successful at meeting goals. One longer-term study showed that self-compassion helped people to adjust better after a divorce. When we have difficulties in life, our natural tendency might be to ask ourselves what we did wrong, but saying to ourselves, “You did the best you could given what you knew at the time,” can help us to feel better about ourselves and give us courage to begin rebuilding our lives.

The clinic has disabled access and a private waiting area. I offer all the above treatments at highly competitive prices, free telephone consultation. I look forward to speaking to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Nursing Diploma Nottingham 1991-1994.
ENB Counselling course 1996-1997.
Nursing in Australia 1998.
Oncology Nurse in Bournemouth 1999-2005.
Oncology nurse in Plymouth 2005-2006.
Haematology Nurse in Plymouth 2006-2008.
Started working for an NHS CBT service 2008.
Acceptance and commitment training 2008-2009.
CBT Diploma Plymouth University 2010-2012.
Mindfulness course at Bangor university (MBSR/MBCT) 2013.
Compassion focused therapy course 2013.
Mindfulness based cognitive therapy for cancer 2014.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Longterm physical health conditions such as chronic pain, CFS/ME, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, excema, fatigue and cancer.

I also run mindfulness workshops and surviving cancer workshops which includes discussion around emotional difficulties, fatigue and relaxation.

Stress coach - I offer focused stress management sessions.

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  • CBT/ Mindfulness


£40 per session.

Further information

Check out my blog at https://mindfulpause.wordpress.com where I talk about mindfulness.

I can also speak to you via apple facetime or skype if you prefer.

Maps & Directions

Plymouth, PL1 5RN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesday evening & Friday and Saturday 9am - 7pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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