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About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness


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.

Further information

Please visit my website for more information.

Bridge Farm Offices

Therapy@Gandy St
25 Gandy Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Week days and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Rachael Thomas  -  UKCP reg. Core Process Psychotherapist

Rachael Thomas - UKCP reg. Core Process Psychotherapist