Whatever you’re going through, you’ve arrived here because you are looking for something in your life to be different. This could be the way you perceive yourself, your relationships with others, or your world. It can be difficult to know where to turn in times like this and sometimes you can feel very alone with your own experiences, struggling to open up to those around you for fear of being burdensome, not understood or accepted.
I am trained to support you through your troubles and to help you make sense of your experiences, and I'm not afraid to spend time with you in dark places. Together we can explore the aspects of your life which may be causing you pain and distress, where your potential feels limited, and where positive change can assist movement towards a more livable life. Believing that each person can be empowered to find their own answers, we’ll work as a team to facilitate insight, as well as to discover solutions to problems. I believe you deserve to be happy and fulfilled and that you have the ability to make that happen.
You've taken a massive step by starting your search for a counsellor, which can be a daunting process, so well done for getting here. Feel free to get in contact and we can get started to improve your quality of life and well-being. I look forward to hearing from you.
Rae (MA, PGDip, DipEd, BA - MBACP)
Redwood Counselling Ltd
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been supporting clients in counselling settings since 2012, with a broad range of presenting issues.
Master of Arts Degree: Counselling
University of Manchester
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
University of Manchester
Postgraduate Diploma in Education: Guidance Studies
Equivalent to Level 3 Counselling Skills Certificate
University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
Bachelor of Arts Degree: Psychology
University of British Columbia
Theoretical basis: Integrative
Practicing from an Integrative model of psychotherapy means I’ve received training through numerous modalities and am continuously diversifying the way I can work with clients. This means that I adapt my practice to the unique needs of each client, facilitating a warm and accepting space for you to talk freely about whatever is going on for you, alongside providing strategies and psychoeducation around areas such as anxiety and trauma, looking at patterns of behaviour and thoughts, guidance around how your history may have influenced unconscious processes and patterns, and understanding how you respond to events within your personal world and in relation to others. Some of the areas I have trained in include: Person-Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Egan (Skilled Helper), Compassionate Focus, Transaction Analysis (TA), Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and Mindfulness.
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
Sessional - £45
Sessional reduced rate (limited availability) for students/clients on low income - £35
Prices are inclusive of any materials provided in-session or links to resources post-session.
Concessions offered for
Shortly after your initial contact I will respond to arrange a telephone consultation, which will last about 5-10 minutes. This will be so that I can get an idea or expand on what you’re wanting to explore in therapy and answer any questions you may have. If working together feels like a good fit, from there we can make arrangements for our first session.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes, and we can continue working together for as long as feels helpful.
I look forward to hearing from you.