Rachael Kitchen - MBACP
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This ensures that you will receive an ethical, professional and accountable service from me. I provide a space that is safe, non-judgemental and welcoming in which you will be heard and understood.
My counselling approach…
I have called my service Find Your Way as often life events can leave us feeling lost, alone and uncertain of what's next. Or maybe you are feeling down, anxious, or need some support to achieve a goal. Working together with a counsellor can help you untangle your thoughts & emotions, understand your behaviours and figure out your choices.
Following is some examples of concerns that may lead you to seek counselling:
Anxiety, sadness, depression, divorce, bereavement, loss, relationships, redundancy, anger management, work based worries, unemployment, confidence, low self-esteem, health worries, fertility, pregnancy & birth, parenting, carer support.
I find I am often asked what sort of things I work with, the honest answer to this is that I will support my clients with whatever they wish to discuss, if it matters to you then it matters to me.
Please feel free to call or email me to discuss your specific needs or issues. I will be able to answer any questions you may have about the counselling process or about my training and approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA Counselling - Humanistic based on Transactional Analysis (TA)
Certificate in Counselling skills
Certificate in Counselling theory
I am committed furthering my knowledge and I attend courses, seminars and conferences as part of my Continuing Professional Development.
Within my voluntary work I have worked with people who are experiencing long term unemployment and currently work within a hospice with people who have been bereaved
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fee is £45 per session and I accept cash, cheque or bank transfer. I will consider a reduced fee for those on a low income.
I work from a home office and offer appointments during monday, tuesday and wednesday - including some evening slots. There is parking available and its accessible by train with a short walk.