Rachael Moorhouse registered MBACP
I am a Person Centred Counsellor and have been working in Private Practice for 11yrs. I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues and difficulties that may be causing stress and discomfort in your daily life. I work with adults mainly, both individuals and couples.
I have also worked in the NHS as the staff counsellor, working here with a variety of problems including work based issues. I have experience in training and working in Higher Education, as a Counselling trainer, at Harrogate College.
I have vast experience of working with anxiety and depression, which can cause misery for people in their everyday lives.
I also have extensive experience of working with fragile children in care, I work therapeutically with young people and their families. I am a qualified adoption counsellor, skilled in dealing with issues surrounding adoption for either the adopter, the adoptee or the birth parents.
Life can throw many things at us, we all have our unique ways of coping with life's difficulties. Sometimes however we might feel we've exhausted our coping strategies, this can leave us feeling tired, drained, with little or no motivation. Or we might find ourselves in the same difficult situation over and over again and begin to wonder how we get there. Certain life events can have a traumatic effect, leaving us feeling anxious or depressed, a bereavement, illness, change in family circumstances, relationships breakdown, childhood issues, all these can effect the way we think and feel. Counselling can offer you a safe, confidential space for you to explore how you're feeling and for you to begin to make some sense of it all.
I am committed to offering you a confidential, therapeutic space where you can examine and explore your issues. My belief is that whatever your problems/difficulties are, you hold the solutions. Anxiety and depression can often prevent us from seeing clearly, and we sometimes need help to find a way forward, counselling can be a safe space for you to do this, without being judged or pushed in anyway.
I offer a caring, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to work through your issues at your own pace, I am respectful of your process.
In 2011 I founded Keighley and Airedale Cancer Support, providing support and therapies for cancer sufferers In the local area. I offer both group work and individual work in this area.
I am a parent of 2 teenagers, which is by far my hardest task!!!
I believe the relationship between client and counsellor is paramount to the counselling process, it is not my place to give you advice or judge you, but to assist you in finding you're own unique way of managing or changing a situation.
I'm happy to talk over any concerns or questions you might have about counselling, either over the phone, in person or via email.
I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is central to the counselling process, therefore if you decide I am not the right counsellor for you I will endeavour to support you in your search for someone else.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling skills and Theory
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Bsc Therapeutic Counselling
Link Certificate Adoption Counselling
HNC Childcare Studies
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My usual fee is £40 per hour session for individuals
and £45per hour session for couples
I have a limited number of spaces available for people on low incomes at discounted rates.
I receive regular clinical supervision for my work, where I discuss my work; however, I keep anonymity here too. I am wholly committed to confidentiality. As a member of the BACP I work within their code of ethics, including a conduct and complaints procedure, which is available for all clients to see should they wish to do so.
I am also on the voluntary accredited BACP register.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have a couple of sessions available on Wednesday mornings or Friday afternoons
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|