Rachael Coward

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Newbury RG20 & Basingstoke RG24
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I work compassionately, honestly and with gentleness to help you bring about the changes you seek.

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or unhelpful thoughts? Perhaps you’ve lost confidence, feel alone or are struggling in an important relationship. Do you feel you are constantly getting stuck in the same patterns and nothing in your life changes?  Perhaps you don’t know what it is you want.  Whatever your reason for seeking help and however difficult things are right now, deciding to work together could be the start of the change you want.   I am commited to helping my clients find autonomy and clarity in their lives.

I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor who offers individual counselling/psychotherapy to adults.  As an integrative counsellor, I work relationally, exploring what is happening between us in the here and now to give us clues on how you are in relationship.   I use a range of counselling theories to suit you and I will work with you collaboratively to facilitate what it is you would like to achieve.  

We might look at your early experiences to see how they are impacting you in your current life, this is not to find someone to blame but quite often we carry unconscious emotions from our past because we were not able to process them at the time.  We avoided those emotions in helpful and adaptive ways. Now, however, these ways do not serve us in our adult life.  We will look at these patterns and explore life events and the historical roots of your difficulties with love, care and compassion.

Training, qualifications & experience

University of Greenwich

FdSc Integrative Counselling (Clarkson)

Specialist training

Introduction to Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP-UK)

ISTDP-London Core training - three years onging.

The Berne Institute

Transactional Analysis 101


Level 2 & 3 Counselling studies and skills

As well as my private practice, I have experience volunteering as a counsellor at: The Olive Branch, a charity in Winchester offering low-cost counselling to adults & 121 Adult Counselling with Hart Voluntary Action.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • abuse
  • relationship issues
  • family dynamics
  • trauma (PTSD & CPTSD)
  • Grief and loss

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£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information


£65 per session (60 minutes)

It is helpful to talk to a few therapists to find someone that is the right fit for you.  For this reason I offer a half price first session to see if we want to continue working together.

I am able to offer some reduced fee slots, based on financial need and dependant on availability.  Please feel free to discuss this at our initial appointment or at any time during therapy should your circumstances require you to do so.

Cancellations and missed sessions 
I require a minimum of 24 hours to cancel a booked session, the full fee is payable if you cancel within this time. If you miss a session without cancelling , the full fee is due.

When I work

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Further information

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their Ethical Framework 

I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development and see a clinical supervisor regularly.

I offer face-to-face sessions, which can be long-term or short-term.

The Village Club, 35 George Street, Kingsclere, Newbury, Hampshire, RG20 5NH

Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

A wheelchair accessible room can be arranged at Kingsclere Village Club.

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Rachael Coward
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