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Dip.Couns Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP)

About me

Hi, I’m Rachael.

I’m warm, approachable and supportive and I’d like to help you to feel heard and understood. I can offer you a safe and secure place, where you will be able to talk about your thoughts and feelings in confidence.

I know that the thought of having counselling can be a daunting one, so I will do my best to help you to feel comfortable and relaxed. All my clients and their issues are extremely important to me, so there is no such thing as a client or an issue being ‘unimportant,’ or a problem being too ‘minor’.

The sessions are about you and whatever you feel you want to bring with you. I will work at your speed and give you the time you need to understand your feelings better.

Counselling can help you to connect to your real thoughts and feelings and alter your outlook on life. A new view of life could help you to accept yourself, make the right decisions for you, challenge negative beliefs and find a way to move forward. Counselling could also help you get back the feeling that you are in control of your life, or maybe help you to experience the feeling of being in control of your life for the very first time...

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling  - 2019

Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

I started my counselling practice in 2017 (at Quiet Mind, in Exmouth), as a trainee counsellor. After qualifying in 2019, I have since set up my own private practice.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

First Session £20 for 1 hour

Subsequent Sessions £40 per hour

Reduced fee places £30 - I do have a small number of reduced fee places for students or people on low incomes. Please ask if these are available.

Further information

Sometimes thoughts and feelings are difficult to express with words, so you may want to express them in a different way? I have a keen interest in using creative interventions. Therefore, if you are interested in working creatively and it's is something you would like to try during our sessions together, I can encourage you to express your feelings in creative ways, such as through drawing or painting.

14 Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults