A. Rae Sziklai
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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.
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)
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), Mindfulness, and the Trauma Rewind technique.
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.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
From £40.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
Sessional - £50
Concession rate (limited availability) - £40
Trauma Rewind package (2-3 sessions) - £300
Prices are inclusive of any materials provided in-session or links to resources post-session.
When I work
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.