Face to face, online video sessions via Zoom, Whatsapp video, and phone sessions currently available
Taking the initial step for help can be the most challenging but often is the most significant step in your journey of self-exploration and personal growth.
In our fast-paced world it can be difficult to connect with a sense of what makes us human and our own personal meaning. I am committed to accompanying you on your exploration to help you identify your struggles and challenges so you are able to gain clarity and a desired direction, and to unlock your potential to make meaningful life changes.
Together, working collaboratively, we will explore your difficulties, thoughts and feelings in a safe environment in order for you to unlock your inner potential to find your own solutions and to make informed choices which are right for you.
I offer person centred therapy as my core approach and often draw upon other theories which I have gained from my years of experience, for example CBT techniques to assist you to manage symptoms, such as those associated with anxiety and depression.
I am passionate about helping you achieve your fullest potential by offering a space for you to experience self-growth and positive life changes. You can view Frequently Asked Questions and more information on the therapeutic approach I use by visiting my website (click on the link to the right on this page).
I have been in the counselling and psychotherapy profession since 2005. Throughout this time, I have continued to work with numerous diverse clients in my private practice who seek counselling for many different reasons.
''My Sessions have helped me to peel off the armour I didn't know I was carrying around. It has been very freeing and liberating to feel listened to and acknowledged in all of my personal struggles and celebrations. I have gained many personal insights that I know I will use to my advantage in the future'' (Dec 2013)
''Your Sessions have been an invaluable experience to my recovery process in grieving the major losses in my life'' (Feb 2018)
''Rachael provided me with not only a safe space but also her finely tuned skills to help me explore and understand my problems and the outcome has been very significant and life changing, especially in the way I see things and how I understand myself and my behaviours much better so I can change them." ( Sept 2020)
Training, qualifications & experience
Rachael Barton BA (Hons), Dip (Couns), MBACP.
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling Level 4.
Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture
I have been counselling since 2005.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I work within the professional guidelines and ethical framework of the BACP. In addition, I maintain current Professional Liability Insurance and an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check.
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
£50.00 per session
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING SESSIONS
Times I am available for appointments are:
Monday through Friday:
8:30 am - 5:30 pm at a rate of £50.00 per hour and 6:30pm or after is at a rate of £55.00 per hour and based on availability.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm*
Saturdays are limited and available at a peak rate of £55 for one hour.
CLINICAL SUPERVISION SESSIONS
My fees are £50 per hour or £75 for 1.5 hours.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME COUNSELLING
For Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Counselling, please contact me for details.
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 6:30pm*
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm*
*Appointments may be made at or after 6:30 pm weekdays and Saturdays 9:00am - 12:00pm but are limited and at a peak rate.
My counselling space is located in a residential area with free parking and easy access to public transport. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you want to book an initial session or if you would like more in-depth information regarding the counselling I offer.
Times I am available for appointments are:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm*
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Appointments that start at 6:30pm or after 6:30pm and Saturdays are limited and available at a peak rate. See my fee schedule for details.