Rachel Waddington BA Dual Hons, Dip Psych, Dip Couns, FD (Open)
I am a qualified counselling practitioner, with extensive psychological training and experience, which I bring to my relational approach with clients. My role is to help you make sense of your situation, your thoughts and feelings, through open communication and supportive challenge. I can help with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, work-related stress, relationship difficulties, life balance, weight issues, lack of meaning or purpose, stressful life events, 'otherness' and trauma. I work with empathy and respect to enable greater self-awareness and self-responsibility leading to empowerment and change.
My foremost therapeutic aim is to provide a calm, safe and confidential space. I have a consulting room in Hoyland but for those with health problems which may prevent access I am willing to discuss the possibility of home visits. I am happy to be flexible providing I am also practising ethically and in the service of the counselling relationship.
I offer face-to-face counselling appointments with individuals only. The sessions last 50 minutes and are ideally at the same time each week. At our initial session we will agree how we wish to work together. We will have periodic reviews of this agreement, usually every six weeks.
In my private practice I offer professional counselling, psychotherapy, coach-therapy and coaching within the boundaries of a safe, accepting, confidential and sensitive relationship. As a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I subscribe to its ethical framework. I am also a member of the BPS (British Psychological Society) and an affiliate member of the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) which reflects my wider philosophy, training and experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Cert in Coaching and Mentoring - to complete in 2016
Foundation Degree in Counselling 2016
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2016
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling 2013
Conversion Diploma in Psychology 2013
Two years’ experience as a counsellor working in a sixth-form college with students aged 16-18 and for an agency combatting domestic violence. I have experience of working with both short-term and long-term clients.
Two years’ experience as a coach working with clients with a range of issues including low self-esteem, acquired disability, addiction, hate crime, abuse and suicidal ideation. I have particular expertise working with Disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.
Prior to qualification, I spent twenty years working in the third sector in various 'enabling' roles including health and social care, individual and family support, training and education. I have particular expertise working with people with intellectual disabilities.
I regularly benefit from clinical supervision and participate in peer learning. I am enthusiastically committed to continuing professional development in accordance with good practice. Training in the recent past has included data protection, lone working, safeguarding adults, working with suicide, child abuse and neglect, children exploitation and online protection, LGBT awareness, parental alienation, diversity and making the most of clinical supervision.
Professional membership of BACP (since 2014), BACP Coaching (2014), BPS (2012), BPS Division of Counselling Psychology (2012) and EMCC (2016). I have valid DBS checks for working with vulnerable adults (2014) and children (2014).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Diagnosis of ill-health
Individuals: A one-hour counselling session is £45.
Organisations: A one-hour counselling session is £50 and can be booked in blocks of 6-12 sessions.
Counselling Students: A 50-minute counselling session is £35.
Please enquire further for coaching and blended coach-therapy fees.
I offer flexible daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
My consulting room is conveniently located close to M1 Junction 36 in a residential area. On street parking is available. It is within easy walking distance from the number 66 bus route.
I am committed to working with Disabled people and people with long-term health issues who can often experience difficulty accessing therapy. To discuss your individual needs please contact me. I regret that until the renovations to my business premises are completed there is no disabled access. Please contact me for further information.
At present it is not possible to leave a voice message on my mobile phone so if you are unable to reach me by phone please text or email and I will get back to you.
While I have listed various issues as required by the Counselling Directory's search function the type of relational therapy I practice is by its very nature wholly inclusive. In my experience, the client's presenting issue is very often a symptom of a deeper issue which may be outside of conscious awareness. Using relational therapy develops understanding and self-awareness to deal with this deeper issue.
The information provided here is about the therapeutic counselling I offer. If you are interested in coaching or a blend of coach-therapy please enquire separately or visit my website.
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