Rachael Thomas - UKCP reg. Core Process Psychotherapist
I am an experienced psychotherapist offering a warm, accepting and down to earth approach to support people through life's difficulties and challenges.
Psychotherapy can help to develop a greater awareness of our life difficulties and struggles, our feelings, our relationships, our patterns of behaviour and also how past experiences and relationships have shaped who we are today. When this is done within a therapeutic relationship that is supportive and compassionate, we have the potential to understand ourselves better, work through painful feelings, let go of patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us and create the possibility of healing and change. In doing so, we can reclaim more of the happiness, wisdom, creativity and well-being that underlies all of our difficulties.
I have supported people (age 16 plus) to work through many different issues including anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship and sexual difficulties, issues with self esteem, grief and loss, personal and spiritual crisis, eating disorders, parenting issues and post-natal depression.
I also offer Eco-therapy, a form of therapy that involves working outside in nature - please see my website for more details.
I currently teach on the MA Mindfulness - Based Core Process Psychotherapy training at the Karuna Institute, Devon. I am also the Lead Counsellor within a local Art College counselling service, working mainly witih young adults. Past work includes running creative therapeutic groups for women with post-natal depression within Children's Centres.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP reg. Core Process Psychotherapist (Karuna Institute).
BSc (Hons) Sociology & History.
I have completed post-qualification training Ecotherapy, trauma skills, working creatively with young people and pre-natal and birth psychology.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
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
Initial session - Free of Charge
£45 per hour session.
I am committed to offering concessionary rates for those on a low income, including young people and single parents. Please discuss this with me.
Please visit my website for more information.