Rachael Oldfield, UKCP (Accred), MBACP (Reg.) Dip. Psych., Dip. Couns.
I am a warm and down-to-earth psychotherapist working in Dalston, E8 and Beckenham, BR3. I can work with you to address your anxiety, depression, low self-worth, relationship difficulties (professional or personal), loneliness and isolation, bereavement, traumatic experiences, life transitions and finding meaning amongst other issues. You may have a more general sense of dissatisfaction or unease and not know exactly what's wrong. Whatever brings you, I am committed to working alongside you to address your difficulties so as to move beyond them.
I am a qualified, registered and experienced Person Centred Psychotherapist, which means that my work will be uniquely tailored to you. I offer a caring, safe and professional therapy relationship which keeps your needs at the heart of our work together.
You will decide what to explore and how long you want to attend.
I will do my best to empathise with you and will be honest and genuine with you, accepting and respecting you for who you are.
What motivates us to begin a therapy journey is as unique as we are and I strive to approach every client without preconceptions, regardless of age, sexual identity, gender, belief systems, levels of ability, ethnicity or cultural and social background.
Locations and availability
I work in two locations:
- 489 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London E8 4AU where I have some availability on Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am and 2pm
- Manor Road GP Surgery, 14 Manor Road, Beckenham BR3 5LE (where I work independently of the staff) and have some availability on Thursdays between 10am and 3pm.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Psychotherapy, The Metanoia Institute
- Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, The Metanoia Institute
- MSc Contemporary Person Centred Psychotherapy and its Applications (due for completion 2019), The Metanoia Institute
I have worked with people of all ages, from diverse social and cultural backgrounds and with a wide range of concerns including anxiety and depression, low self-esteem or lack of confidence, personal or professional relationship difficulties and bereavement and loss (in all its forms).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My initial academic and vocational training was in the performance arts. I bring my experience and understanding of the particular difficulties actors, musicians and dancers can face to my work with them.
In addition, my MSc Dissertation research explores the experience of attending boarding school and the particular reverberations boarders might feel in their adult lives.
Research shows that the relationship between the client and counsellor is the crucial factor in whether therapy will make a positive difference so it's important that you find the right therapist for you. With that in mind, I offer a reduced rate for our initial session. We can meet to discuss what brings you and to find out what you are hoping for from therapy and we can get a feel for how we might work together.
My fees are:
- £50 for our initial session
- £60 per session thereafter
Fees are paid 24 hours in advance of each session by bank transfer (BACS) or, by arrangement, in cash at the outset of each session.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and are usually held at the same time, on the same day, each week.
I ask that you give me 48 hours' notice of cancellation of an arranged session. I will always endeavour to offer you another slot that week but if that is not possible, the full fee will be payable before we meet again.
Safe Professional Practice
As an accredited member of the UKCP and registered member of the BACP, I work within the ethical guidelines laid down by both bodies and am subject to the Professional Conduct Procedures they outline.
I hold a current DBS certificate and my work is fully insured and underpinned by regular clinical supervision. I invest in continuing personal and professional development so as to be able to offer an informed, contemporary and dynamic practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I regret that both my practice rooms are unlikely to be accessible to people with mobility difficulties as each is up one flight of stairs.
I currently have limited availability in Dalston (E8 4AU) on Wednesdays and Fridays 9am-2pm and in Beckenham (BR3 5LE) on Thursdays from 10am-3pm.
Types of client