Rachael Firth

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Sheffield S8 & Dronfield S18
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I’m Rachael. I’m a therapist with an interest in helping people live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. 

I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor and psychotherapist offering a supportive, trusting and confidential space where together, we can work through the difficulties that have prompted you to seek support. 

At times we may feel stuck in unhelpful, disconnected, and emotionally painful cycles in our relationships, or our job isn’t fulfilling us. Maybe we feel burdened with guilt and shame and find ourselves withdrawing from the people we love. 

Sometimes we don’t even realise we are suffering from our overwhelming experiences and have no idea how to start healing. We may feel anxious, irritable, sad and hopeless and have no idea why and start to believe that this is how life is. Physical symptoms of fatigue and pain may be plaguing our daily lives, creating debilitating difficulties to get through the day.

I believe the many ways we come to understand and make sense of who we are, including how we relate to others and the world around us, is central to our mental health and physical wellbeing. Unforeseen and adverse childhood and life events, cumulative trauma, separations, losses and disappointments can all profoundly affect our sense of who we are.

I draw from a range of compassionate and informed approaches, working together with both body and mind to help clients develop self-knowledge and resilience through renewed methods of coping and living a meaningful life. Therapy however does not simply come from training alone. I believe it is equally important to bring myself as a human being into the therapy room. I take special care to balance a down-to-earth approach with evidence-based practice to help clients understand themselves on a deeper level, activate change and facilitate growth.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified therapist with experience in working with domestic abuse, chronic illness, functional neurological symptoms, childhood adversity, childhood/ developmental trauma, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and self-worth.

As a BACP registered Counsellor, I work within an ethical framework for professional practice and maintain a high level of continuing professional development (CPD) in order to update and improve my knowledge and skills regularly.


  • BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy 

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£55.00 per session

When I work

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Further information

The initial consultation lasts 20 minutes in order to discuss what you would like from therapy, ask any questions and decide whether we can work well together and achieve your intentions. If we both agree to work together an initial contract about time, frequency, length of treatment and payment will be established which we review at a future date.

320 Warminster Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 8PT

Office 6 The Grange, Church Street, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 1QB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


Rachael Firth
Rachael Firth