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(BACP Counsellor and Supervisor)
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 30th December 2022

About me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor with an MA  in counselling. I have worked as a counsellor in the Rutland and Leicestershire area for 30 years, and have written and had published clinical treatment books both in the US and the UK. I am also a painter/artist.

I am an empathetic, non-judgmental, and supportive individual with strong listening skills. I currently offer counselling to adults of all ages.  Counselling services are confidential and are provided from my rural home, which means I can be very flexible regarding appointment times.

I am an integrative counsellor, as I am trained and specialize in a number of different orientations such as cognitive, psychodynamic, person-centered, cognitive and self psychology. Sessions can be tailored to your individual needs.

Over the past 27 years I have specialized in treating the following issues:

- low self-esteem or self-worth
- anxiety & stress
- depression
- eating issues and disorders
- relationship issues
- difficult life transitions
- bereavement
- chronic illness
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- abuse and trauma

Counselling is an effective treatment for many emotional and mental health issues, as well as being a great resource for individuals undergoing any crisis or stressful life transition. All of us experience these issues at some point in our lives, and subsequently we can feel isolated and alone. Many individuals find that speaking to someone in a safe and therapeutic environment, helps them to make the right choices, and to move forward in a more positive and satisfying direction. In counselling being listened to, heard and supported, can make all the difference.

If you would like more information, or are interested in making an appointment, please ring me on 01572 756730 or email me at randalleaston8@gmail.com Please leave a message on my answering machine if I am not available, and I will return your call as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

I received my MA in Counselling from The University of Chicago in 1990. I am also accredited by BACP and UKRCP, and have practiced in the UK over the past 26 years. I have also provided supervision for counselling trainees and accredited counselors over the past 22 years.

I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults, and have experience in brief and long term individual, couples, and group therapy.

I am also the author of three clinical treatment books in the US (Jalice Publishers), and one clinical book in the UK published by Sage Publications Limited. I have recently self-published a book for children on Amazon.com in the USA.

I was the counselor at the Rutland County College for fourteen years, and have taught counselling skills and accreditation courses part time in the Adult Education Department at the college.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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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

Mobile counselling, phone counselling, zoom counselling, Issues related to sadness, loneliness, feeling isolated, dealing with  covid 19, feeling low, improving self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth, dissasociation, panic disorders, anxiety disorders or panic attacks, phobias, postive thinking, mindfulness, bipolar disorder, mania and depression. suicidal thoughts, mindfulness, weight loss, food and eating, feelings of guilt and shame, binge eating, family issues, generalized anxiety disorder, affairs and betrayals,binge eating disorder, developing a better relationship with food and eating, chronic dieting, depression, and concerns about chronic health problems, somatic complaints, issues related to parenting, children and coping with adolescents, parenting issues, developmental issues, unhappy relationships/dating, counselling young adults, including students, counselling adolescents, exam stress and anxiety, bullying, relationship issues, cancer,couples counselling, issues with intimacy, affairs and betrayals bipolar disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorders,  manic depression, personality disorders, adults with ADD/ADHD, separation and divorce,  family issues, relationship difficulties, narcissistic, self-centered partners, being in a relationship with a narcissist, anger management, generalized anxiety, anger, emotional abuse, sexual assault, male survivors of domestic violence, male survivors of sexual assault, male survivors of physical assault, sexual abused males, victims and survivors of domestic violence, emotional abuse, survivors of domestic violence, abuse by siblings, marital affairs, infidelity and betrayals, post traumatic stress disorder, past or present, following a violent assault, mindfulness techniques, working  older adults, the elderly, mature adults, individuals over 60, 70 and 80, loneliness, isolation, health concerns, bodily concerns, obesity, aging issues, chronic illness, terminal illness, caring for family members or others, transitions through developmental stages, treatment for partner, miscarriage, pre-nuptial counselling, abortion.

I offer counselling in Oakham, Rutland, Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough, Loughborough, Leicestershire; Corby, Kettering, Northamptonshire, Stamford, and Lincolnshire.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Each session at my home lasts a full hour and the fee is £45. Some concessions are available.


When I work

I am currently unavailable until after the holiday season and will be offering Zoom sessions.

Further information

I am an integrative counsellor and have been trained, and am experienced in person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive, systems, self psychology and humanistic/existential therapeutic orientations.

6 Church Street, Braunston-in-Rutland, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8QT

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have been a mental health practitioner over the past 25 years, and have been providing supervision to counsellors over the past 20 years.

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