Rainer Schiedel (UKCP Accr., MSc) Counselling & Psychotherapy

Rainer Schiedel (UKCP Accr., MSc) Counselling & Psychotherapy




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About me

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.

Services Offered:

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.

What happens:

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Areas of counselling I deal with

        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.


        £ 50.00 to £ 65.00 depending on income situation. Minimum fee for couple and family work £ 55.00

        Further information

        I practice from Wiveliscombe and Taunton.

        Maps & Directions

        Taunton, TA1
        Taunton, TA4

        Type of session

        Online counselling: No
        Telephone counselling: No
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: German


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access: Yes

        Wheelchair accessible in Wiveliscombe


        Please email or ring mobile number and leave message. My availability is limited usually to Monday day times.

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme