Rinske Goettsch MA Reg. MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Are you finding life tough at the moment? I may be able to help. You do not have to do it on your own.
As a BACP Accredited, qualified and experienced counsellor/psychotherapist, couples counsellor and clinical supervisor, I have helped many clients who were depressed, anxious, stuck, bereaved, bullied, abused, angry, suicidal or simply overwhelmed by life.
I offer you a safe space to be yourself at my private practice in Wellington. I am Accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within their ethical framework.
I have always been fascinated about psychology and personal growth, although I worked in an international corporate environment in a previous career.
My approach in working with clients is creative and awareness oriented. My key values as a counsellor/psychotherapist are humour and creativity, openness and trust, sharing, hope and optimism, as well as growth and autonomy.
Each session is tailored to your needs and my aim is to help you thrive again.
Taking the first step toward getting help is often the most difficult.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Online & Telephone Counselling Certificate (80hrs)
Post Graduate Diploma in Jungian Studies (in progress)
Certificate in Couples & Relationship Counselling
Post Qualifying Diploma in Supervision
Post Qualifying Diploma in Integrative Sandplay Therapy
Post Qualifying Diploma in Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)
Online & Telephone Counselling through COVID-19,
Depression Patterns (NICABM),
Treating Trauma (NICABM),
Trauma and the Body (PODS),
Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals (PODS),
Dissociation and DID (PODS),
Working with relational trauma (PODS),
Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing (PODS),
Navigating the Landscape of Sexual Trauma,
Fighting Domestic Violence & Abuse,
Creative Therapeutic Journalling,
and many more…
I have a private practice in Wellington for where I also offer couples counselling and supervision for counselling trainees, practising therapists and those working in caring professions.
I have been a practising counsellor/psychotherapist since 2009 and I worked as a lecturer at the Iron Mill College in Exeter for four years, teaching counsellor trainees on the Foundation Degree course, accredited by Worcester University, and on their Advanced Diploma and Certificate courses. I continue to offer training and Continuous Professional Development workshops.
I can also counsel in Dutch if preferred.
Professional memberships and standards
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
PCU (Psychotherapy and Counselling Union)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Issues of home and belonging,
- Coping with living abroad,
- Step-family relationship dynamics.
Free first appointment
£50 per hour for individuals
£65 per hour for couples
£75 per 1.5 hour for supervision
I understand that seeing a counsellor for the first time can cause some anxiety. This is very normal. The free first session I offer is there to give you an idea of what counselling is. It offers an opportunity to talk about and establish what it is you would like to resolve and to find out if therapy could be helpful for you. We would agree on the suitability for long or short-term therapy and the desired frequency. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have.
More importantly, this initial session is designed for you to decide if you can work with me. It is important that you feel genuinely happy. I will also be honest if I don't think I am the right counsellor for you. All enquiries will be strictly confidential.