I understand that sometimes life feels hard. You might be going through some difficulty in a relationship, feel unhappy or stressed at work, or perhaps something from your past is affecting your life today.
Whatever it is, I provide a safe place in which you can talk things through with me in confidence and where you will be listened to with compassion, understanding and without judgement. I believe in the power of relationship: building a relationship with you where trust and acceptance facilitate open communication about the things that are troubling you.
I specialise in relationship issues but can work with you to explore any difficulty. I work with individuals and couples from Westgate House in the evening, and from Barnwood during the day.
I am committed to helping you explore your difficult thoughts and feelings to find a way to feel better and experience life differently. I will work at your pace; I offer short term and long term counselling.
I work from a comfortable room at Westgate House Gloucester in the evenings, and from Hucclecote during the day. I am also available for Skype counselling if you would prefer.
I am a highly experienced, qualified counsellor. Please visit rachaelblackmore.com to read what other people have said about working with me.
Individual sessions last for 50 minutes; Couples sessions last 60 minutes.
I accept cash or electronic transfer. I'm sorry but I cannot accept card payments.
With a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I work as an integrative therapist. This means I draw on the Person-Centred approach and use Psychodynamic theory to work collaboratively with you to improve your mental and emotional well-being.
I work with many issues, including marriage and relationship issues, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, anxiety and depression, panic disorder, low self esteem and self confidence, gender dysphoria, sexuality, career support and redundancy, stress, work related stress, infertility, and transgender issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Gloucestershire College.
I am a registered member of the BACP.
I am an experienced counsellor who specialises in relationship issues but I work with a variety of other life difficulties.
I have worked with various agencies, such as Listening Post, Cotswold Counselling and Teens in Crisis.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer Skype and face-to-face counselling to suit your needs.
from £50 - £85
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available 9:30am - 9:30pm Monday to Thursday and 9:30 - 12:30 on a Friday
Types of client