Rae Sziklai (MA, MBACP)
You may be here because you are struggling with feeling unfulfilled in your life. You might be fighting an internal battle with painful thoughts and feelings. Perhaps you are faced with an intimidating decision and are not sure which direction to move in. Maybe you’ve been through a heart-breaking loss and you are feeling like it will never get easier.
Whatever is going on for you, something has brought you here which means you are seeking a shift in the way you perceive and feel about yourself and your world. It’s difficult to know where to turn in times like this, and you might be wondering if counselling will help.
I am trained to support you through your troubles, to help you make sense of your world, and to assist you in finding your inner resources to enhance your quality of life. I believe you deserve to be happy and fulfilled in your life and that you have the ability to make that happen.
I value the uniqueness in each individual, seeking out and walking your own path, connection, integrity, openness and honesty. Believing that each person can be empowered to find their own answers, we’ll work together to facilitate insight, as well as to discover solutions to problems. I am confident in my ability to foster an environment of safety, trust, and acceptance, in which 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 liveable life. I know that I am comfortable sharing a therapeutic space no matter your present state, and I’m not afraid to go with you into a dark place.
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 work together to improve your quality of life and well-being. I look forward to hearing from you.
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 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
I practice from an integrative model of psychotherapy with a strong relational focus and having the person-centred conditions of acceptance, genuineness and unconditional positive regard at the core of my practice.
As an integrative therapist/counsellor I draw upon various elements of different theoretical orientations I have received training on. I utilise aspects from Humanistic Therapies (Person-Centred, Egan Model). These involve past and present introspection, encourage your self-development and potential to live an authentic and meaningful life, alongside helping you solve problems and develop opportunities. Having been trained in both the Person-Centred approach and the Egan Model, I hold these approaches at the core of my practice as well as way of living.
I also draw upon Psychoanalytical Psychodynamic Therapies, which explore and focus on non-constructive patterns which are repeated in people's lives, including relationship patterns, and how these past experiences might have influenced your present life and the way you understand the world.
I draw upon elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, which focus on how our thoughts influence the way we feel and ultimately respond within our personal world and in relation to others. I also integrate aspects of Mindfulness into my practice, utilising theory to facilitate management of distressing emotional states.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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Sessional - £40
Sessional reduced rate (limited availability) for students/clients on low income - £25
Shortly after initial contact by you, I will respond back to arrange a time to get in touch to have a short telephone consultation so that we can introduce ourselves, I can get a sense of what you’re wanting to explore in counselling, and if it feels suitable, make arrangements for our first session. The first session is about getting to know each other a bit more, exploring in more depth the issues you are struggling with, and determining if we will be a strong therapeutic match. I am trained and experienced in facilitating an environment of safety and trust, and it is important that you feel comfortable when delving into personal aspects of your life.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday-Friday (flexible times)
Types of client