Rachael Moorhouse

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registered MBACP
Available for new clients
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Keighley BD21 & Skipton BD23
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced Person Centred Counsellor, I have worked in private practice for over 14years. 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 a particular interest in working with clients who have experienced Trauma.

I am now working face to face again following the pandemic, I do still offer online appointments to those who would prefer this.

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. My particular interest lies in trauma work and assisting those who have experienced any sort of t

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 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
Mental Health and the Body

Trauma in a time of Trauma

Treating Trauma

NNEB-Nursery Nursing
HNC Childcare Studies

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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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My usual fee is £45 per hour session for individuals
and £55per hour session for couples

I have a limited number of spaces available for people on low incomes at discounted rates.

Further information

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.

Aire Valley Business Centre, Lawkholme Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 3BB

Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Rachael Moorhouse
Rachael Moorhouse