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BSc Hons, DIP Counselling, MBACP

About me

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 and to talk through any concerns you may have about counselling. 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, low self-esteem, family issues, social anxiety, relationship issues, loss, bereavement, generalised anxiety disorder 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

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

Additional information

Sessions are £50 per therapy session – 50 minute session

When I work

I am able to offer appointments for weekday evenings and for Saturdays.

Further information

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.

Redditch Therapy Centre, 91 Birchfield Road, Headless Cross, Redditch, Worcs, B97 4LE

Yew Tree House, 162 Illshaw Heath Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull, West Midlands, B94 6DL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme