Rachel Critchley

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MBACP (Snr.Accred)
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Ashford, Kent, TN24
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About me

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with 23 years experience of counselling a huge diversity of people. I have been trained in 3 different theoretical approaches, which I feel helps me to adapt to the people I meet, finding the approach that suits the person. I enjoy short and long term work, and I am happy to tailor the therapy to the individual needs of my clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BSc (Hons) in Clinical Psychology from Kent University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from London Metropolitan University. I have been a counsellor for 20 years working with private clients, NHS referrals and Employer Assistance Programs. I taught psychology and counselling courses for adult education for 12 years before focusing on my private practice. I am currently training in therapies that used mindfulness, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassionate Mind Therapy.  
I have been supervising counsellors for 10 years and I finished a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision with Inter-Psyche in 2012.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life threatening illness and palliative support.


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My counselling fee is £45 pounds a session, with lower rates for people with limited income. My fee for Clinical Supervision is £50 a session. 

When I work

I work every week day and have availability in the evenings.

Ashford, Kent, TN24

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I have been a clinical supervisor for 13 years, I attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Supervision in 2012.

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