About me

As a qualified, experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor I offer professional support and help to individuals wanting to enter into a counselling relationship.
My aim is to work in a kind, empathic, and sensitive way. I have a broad range of experience working with emotional difficulty. I work with people from all walks of life, all ages and at all life-stages. My particular interest is in working with anxiety, burnout, depression and those feeling stuck, confused and fearful. I have a particular interest in trauma and its resulting impact on the body.

I offer a confidential counselling service in Glastonbury, Somerset.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Rachael Bark MBACP Accred Counsellor

Who comes for counselling and why?


There are many different reasons that people see a counsellor or psychotherapist for help and support. Some of the reasons could be:

• Coping with strong feelings
• Confusing thoughts and worries
• Abuse
• Addictions
• Anxiety
• Bereavement
• Conflict
• Depression & Post Natal 
• Divorce or Separation
• Phobias
• Stress
• Self-esteem
• Sexual Abuse
• Relationships
• Weight Issues - Eating Disorders

People are complex and come to counselling for as many reasons as one could imagine. In general, if someone is finding life hard to cope with, talking to a counsellor will be hugely beneficial.

Counselling can help you feel more supported, more in control and have more awareness of what shaped you.

People have counselling when they have experienced life changes, such as bereavement, job loss, change in circumstance, bullying, addictions, or are feeling strong emotions - loss, guilt, sadness, emptiness, fear. Counselling can help - talking and understanding can make things better.

Coming to a decision to get some support warrants congratulation in itself. To realise that you need some help with your feelings or thoughts requires insight and bravery. You may well have been thinking about seeing a counsellor for some time. Perhaps the time is now.

My aim  "To make counselling understandable, accessible and affordable."

Rachael Bark

Training, qualifications & experience

- Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Awarded by CPCAB

- Post Diploma Certificate in Couples Counselling

- Accredited member of BACP

- Registered member of UKRCP

- 7 month CBT training undertaken

- Reiki level 1 (2021)

- Sound bath training undertaken


- Training in Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery - Healing the Brain with Carolyn Spring

- Experience of short-term solution focussed work within the NHS ( 2 years)

- Couples and two-person counselling (husband-wife, mother-daugher, father-son etc)

- Approved Practitioner for Aviva Insurance

- Approved Counsellor for Hammett Street Consultants, Taunton, Somerset since 2013

- Approved Counsellor for WPA

- Approved Counsellor for The Retail Trust Charity

- Experienced of working with Emergency Services Staff - Police and Fire personnel

- Approved Counsellor for Police Firearms Officers Association

- Approved Counsellor for Anxiety UK

- Employed by Glastonbury Festival Events Ltd to provide counselling to site staff 2019

Hour-long counselling appointments.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60 per hourly sessions for individuals

£70 per hour for couples

I look forward to hearing from you.

Further information

60 minute appointments

Easy parking, discreet location.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Four steps to front door. Five steps inside down to counselling room.


Rachael Bark

Rachael Bark