(MSc Psych. UKCP Registered Psychotherapist)
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Hello, I'm Rachael. I'm a UKCP Registered Person-centred Psychotherapist.
As your therapist, my role is to actively create an accepting and respectful therapy space for you to explore and reflect upon what's most relevant for you in your life.
During our sessions, I will be alongside you in whatever you choose to bring and be guided by the pace with which you share your experiences. I’ll endeavour to sensitively and respectfully communicate my moment-to-moment empathic understanding of what might be going on for you which may help you to see yourself in new ways and with greater clarity. Communicating empathy and warmth towards you and prizing whatever you choose to share in our sessions are the cornerstones of my practice, as is responding to you with authenticity and consideration.
Taking the time to explore what’s troubling you within a therapeutic environment may help you to feel more settled within yourself and self-accepting. It may also help to develop a deeper sense of connection with others in your life and the world around you.
If you would like to talk further about therapy please feel free to contact me. Following that, we can arrange an initial session and discuss how you would like to use our time together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been in therapy practice since 2014. I hold an MSc in Contemporary Person-centred Psychotherapy and Applications from the Metanoia Institute in Ealing, London.
Over the years, I’ve been privileged to work with many clients of differing ages, genders, sexualities (or none), ethnicities, abilities/disabilities, nationalities and social-cultural backgrounds as well as those who hold religious beliefs or no belief. Through this, I hold strong experience of working with the diverse and unique issues that bring people to therapy and the social contexts in which they live.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Familial estrangement and chosen families
- Gender and relationship diversity and expression
- Coming out issues for LGBTQ+ people and the impact of heterosexism/homophobia/transphobia
£70.00 per session
I charge £70 for a 50 minute session. Sessions are held weekly, usually at the same time.
Payment for sessions can be made with cash or via a bank transfer.
When I work
I offer sessions Monday-Friday.
Evenings (Tuesday-Thursday) in my Hackney practice room; some daytime sessions from my Kennington practice room. Zoom sessions generally Monday & Friday.
I'm working from my practice room with Covid-19 precautions. I am also offering sessions on Zoom and the telephone.