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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|