Is something holding you back from being where you want to be in life? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationships or have you experienced a bereavement or other distressing life event? If so, we can help.
At Focus Wellbeing, we have over 20 years’ experience of helping people overcome a wide range of issues and return to fulfilling, rewarding lives. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality service, right from the moment you first contact us. We know how difficult and daunting it can be to decide to confide in somebody about your problems. Our expert team will be there to support you every step of the way.
We offer a wide range of therapies to suit your needs, all provided by our team of qualified therapists. If you’re unsure about what type of therapy will best suit you, don’t worry – we will go through everything with you in your initial referral and ensure you have the right therapist to help you.
How To Access Therapy
Accessing support from us is simple and straightforward. You can either complete our online referral form through our website or call our enquiries line. One of our experienced staff will be ready to help with your enquiry.
During your initial enquiry, we will spend time with you over the phone in order to fully understand what has led you to seek help, what you are looking for from therapy, and using our 'Best Match' principle, we will match you with the therapist most suited to your requirements.
We have a choice of therapists from different professional backgrounds and areas of specialism.
Rachel Harrod - BACP Registered Integrative Counsellor
"Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m a qualified, BACP Registered Integrative Counsellor. I have eight years’ experience of working with issues around relationships, anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement. I have a non-judgemental, gentle but challenging approach."
Jane Riggall - BACP Registered Integrative Counsellor
"Hi, I’m Jane. I’m a qualified, BACP Registered Integrative Counsellor. I have twelve years’ experience of working with a wide range of mental health issues, including three years’ experience of providing antenatal and postnatal support."
Linda Budgen - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & EMDR Practitioner
"Hi, I’m Linda. I am a qualified Mental Health Nurse, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR Practitioner. I have experience of working with all age groups and in various environments including the NHS and prison service. I have a keen interest in those who have worked within the military and emergency services."
Noreen Ratcliffe - BACP Accredited Integrative Humanistic Counsellor
"Hi, I’m Noreen. I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor with my core influence being the therapeutic relationship. I have nine years’ experience working in this way. I am an Accredited Member of the BACP. I am interested in anxiety and depression, bereavement and historic issues and their influence on who we are now. I have experience of working with many different issues throughout the years."
Julia Harris - BACP Registered Person-Centred Counsellor
"Hi, I’m Julia. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who can help you explore your experience of the here and now, helping you to manage a decision, event or crisis or explore deeper aspects of yourself and your relationships. My areas of interest include life transitions; depression and anxiety; bereavement and loss; physical and emotional abuse; eating disorders."
Training, qualifications & experience
All of our therapists are registered or accredited with the BACP, UKCP or BABCP and have several years' experience in their respective disciplines.
Member organisations *
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 we deal with
Counselling: £60 per 1 hour session
CBT: £100 per 1 hour session
EMDR: £70 per 1 hour session
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering our full range of services by phone or online.