Do you need someone to listen and to help you work through things? An important first step is seeking help, and this can be quite daunting to begin with. I can help by offering a safe space for you to talk about whatever you want to. Together we can explore the issues that you need help with and help you to regain control of your life. Whether there is one issue that you are looking for help with or several issues, I can offer support.
My name is Rachael and I am an experienced and qualified Counsellor. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work to their Ethical Framework. I have been a practising Counsellor/Therapist for 5 years. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a caring, safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
Initial Appointment and sessions:
We would begin by arranging an initial appointment where I can explain how I work and how I can help you. I see clients at one of two bases – Hockley Heath in Solihull and Birchfield Road in Redditch. These bases are easily to travel to from many surrounding areas including Bromsgrove, Alvechurch, Studley, Barnt Green and South Birmingham.
In the first assessment, we have a chance to meet, discuss your needs, any concerns you may have about counselling and if we both feel we can work together. It is really important to feel comfortable with your counsellor, so this is a time to see how it feels and if we could work together.
My Previous Experience:
I have experience in working with clients with anxiety, stress, depression, work-related issues, self-harm, anger, low self-confidence, relationship issues, loss, bereavement and other life-changing events.
I also have excellent experience in helping people who have experienced domestic abuse and abusive/controlling relationships.
If you feel I may be able to help you or you have any questions, please contact me for further information or to book an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills
- CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling skills
- BSC Honors Degree in Psychological Studies
- Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Counselling Tutor - Online and Telephone Counselling Course
- Training in the Rewind Therapy Technique for PTSD – CPD course
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am able to offer appointments for weekday evenings and for Saturdays.
I am also able to offer telephone counselling or online counselling (via Zoom). Please enquire if you would prefer one of these methods of counselling.