Rachael Radford - Dip. Couns.

Rachael Radford - Dip. Couns.

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134 College Road
Liverpool
Merseyside
L23 3DP

07852 626 007

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About me

I’m Rachael, a qualified person-centred Counsellor and individual member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). My professional background is in supporting people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and long term illness to improve their health & wellbeing and to feel good about themselves and the people & places around them. I've also spent a number of years supporting people affected by an acquired brain injury and carers of people living with Dementia. In my counselling practice, I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues such as loss, trauma, sexual violence, suicidal thoughts and self harm, to name a few. I understand that difficult experiences can often lead to feeling disconnected from those around us and can effect our relationships and self-esteem, which can often then lead to depression, anxiety, stress and problems with our health.

I work from a person-centred framework, which means that I believe you are the expert on your life and will collaborate with you on how to make the hard stuff easier to sit with. The process of Counselling can lead to new perspectives and self-awareness that can be both exciting and scary so it’s important that you feel listened to, respected and understood by your counsellor. Through my own experience of counselling, I have been given the space to heal and have felt empowered to make positive changes in my life, this is what drives me to offer person-centred counselling to others, as I know how transformative it can be - with a lot of hard work, frustration, tears and even laughter along the way. My clients have often said that counselling helped them to untangle their thoughts and feelings so that they were able to live healthier and happier lives - I feel privileged to be a part of my client's lives in this way, witnessing times of darkness and light! Working together, we can explore where you are now and where you would like to get to. The person-centred approach means that I will offer support and encouragement in a genuine, empathic and non-judgemental way.

It can take a lot of courage to ask for help so I will do what I can to help you to feel comfortable and answer any questions you have. This is why I offer a free no-obligation consultation over the phone, usually lasting around 15 minutes. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, decide whether counselling is right for you at this time and whether I am the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Therapeutic Counselling Diploma Level 4 (ABC)

Other training & CPD:

  • Self Harm Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Narrative Approaches and Inner Child Work
  • Working at Relational Depth
  • Introduction to Pluralistic Counselling
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Stroke Awareness
  • Mindfulness: Introduction to facilitating groups
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Sexual Trauma: Neurobiology of intimate interpersonal trauma
  • Trauma related self harm & suicidal ideation

Member organisations

BACP

Therapies offered

Fees

£35 for the therapeutic hour.

I ask that fees are paid either by bank transfer prior to the session or in cash at the session. Cancellation of appointments is to be given within 24 hrs notice. If a session is missed without notification or on the day of the session, the full fee may be charged.

I have limited availability for concessionary sessions, please ask for details.

Further information

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework. I hold personal indemnity insurance from Holistic Insurance and an enhanced DBS check.

Maps & Directions

Liverpool, L23 3DP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

I currently have availability on Monday afternoons, Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons/early evening.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults