Rainer Schiedel (UKCP Accr., MSc) Counselling & Psychotherapy
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Psychodynamic Counsellor, UKCP registered and I work to their ethical standards.
I have 25years experience of working with adults and children/young people and their families/carers as a psychotherapist, counsellor and social worker within the statutory, voluntary and independent/private sector.
I run a private counselling and psychotherapy practice from Taunton and Wiveliscombe for adults, children, young people, families and couples; open ended and time limited work. I work part time as a psychological therapist for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
I am trained in EMDR and happy to work with Individuals in this way when appropriate.
I previously worked for 11 years for the NSPCC, mainly providing therapeutic work to children/young people and their parents or carers. For the following 6 years I worked as Senior and then Principal Therapist for a national Independent Foster Care Provider, providing therapeutic support to the Foster Carers and the children/young people placed with them. I have been working for Child and Adolscent Mental Health Services for the last 6 years.
An Integrative Approach:
Of fundamental importance for me is the recognition of peoples wish and potential for fulfilment and happiness.
Adverse, negative experiences can lead the individual to adapt and develop coping strategies. Often first adopted in early life, these strategies can lead to problematic emotional, thought and behavioural patterns, both in relation to experiences of self and experiences of self with others.
This integrative approach to therapy provides the opportunity to explore these very personal developmental experiences within the safe setting of a therapeutic relationship. Attention is given to beneficial and preferred ways of tackling the experienced difficulties, depending on individual personality styles.
For some people a time limited approach of focussing on specific issues within an agreed number of sessions may be sufficient. Issues relating to more deeply rooted difficulties may require open ended therapeutic work that allows for a more gradual development of the work and the therapeutic relationship.
Individual counselling and psychotherapy (time limited and open ended work) for adults and young people.
Couple counselling sessions for concerns regarding your relationship to improve communication and intimacy.
Family consultations, involving all members or parts of your family to address relational difficulties or crisis within your family.
Individual work with children following consultation with parents and/or carers.
An initial consultation allows for an exploration of your situation and whether therapy seems right for you at this time.
This will also allow for a consideration of the most suitable form of therapy or consultation for your particular situation, i.e. individual, couple or family work. Sometimes a combination of these approaches are most helpful.
Individual meetings usually take place on a regular weekly basis. Couple and family sessions by arrangement.
Training, qualifications & experience
· MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy
· Accredited as Psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
· Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (accredited by Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
. Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
· Training and experience in Family Therapy
. Training and expewrience in therapeutic work with children
. Training in EMDR, level 3 adults and for children level 1 and 2
· Experience of consultation work for professional networks
· Diploma in Social Work (CQSW), have recently stopped my registration as social worker.
· Specialised experience and knowledge in relation to working with Trauma and Abuse issues
Specialised training and experience of working with young people and adults with sexually abusive/harmfull behaviours.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am trained in EMDR, which can be particularly helpful when dealing with Trauma related issues and I am happy to work with individuals in this way when appropriate.
I have a lot of expereince in working with sexually harmful and abusive behaviours, both from the victim's experience as well as working with young people and adults who have inappropriately engaged in such behaviours.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
£ 50.00 to £ 65.00 depending on income situation. Minimum fee for couple and family work £ 55.00
I practice from Wiveliscombe and Taunton.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please email or ring mobile number and leave message. My availability is limited usually to Monday day times.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|