Rachel Bailey

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Aylesbury HP21 & Southsea PO5
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You may find that you have done your best to survive the struggle that life has brought you and you have adapted to the circumstances surrounding you. Perhaps you need help navigating difficult feelings around the past; you may have experienced loss, or you are finding that similar patterns of behaviours keep repeating. You may feel that you have got to a point in your life where you feel you need support in exploring these different elements of yourself, working through what is and isn’t useful to you anymore allowing you to move forward. Understanding yourself more and how you react to situations can help facilitate change, which can create new meaning in your life.

Coming to therapy can be a bit like sorting through a difficult jigsaw puzzle; the pieces can be tipped out and sorted through together, working out what parts link up, which bits feel like they might be missing, what parts you would prefer to change or not be there, and what all this might mean as you create the picture and story of the life you have and the life you want. I enjoy working creatively, using imagery and metaphor, and so in looking at the pieces of the puzzle together and exploring your experiences of both the past and the present, and how they intertwine, we will explore your feelings and felt senses in the body about significant events that make up your life.

Therapy is a place for you to bring all the parts of yourself, some of which may have had to remain hidden for a long time or may even feel shameful to bring. It is all welcome in the confidential and non-judgmental space.

I work with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, stress, self-esteem and self-confidence, unhelpful patterns of behaviour, relationship problems, sexuality and gender. Please see below for full list of areas I work with.

If you feel you would like to work with me, please do get in touch. In an initial session we will talk more about what has brought you to counselling, any fears and hopes you might have, and also talk about what the process of counselling can be like.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Theology & Counselling (2021)

Private clinical practice, 2021-present

Mind in Enfield, Volunteer Counsellor, 2019-2020.

REMA Counselling Centre, Volunteer/Associate Counsellor, 2019-2021

Health Assured, Affiliate Counsellor 2021-2024

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Deconstructing from Christian faith


Religious abuse/trauma


Young adults


£70.00 per session

Additional information

Concessions available on case-by-case basis.

When I work

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Further information

You are welcome to get in touch by email or text. 

I am a registered member of the NCPS and abide by their ethical framework. I hold professional indemnity and liability insurance. I have a clear Enhanced DBS check.

I currently offer online sessions via Zoom. I have a counselling room in Aylesbury where I can see face to face clients, however I will be moving in the next few months which means work would need to be short-term or move online after a few sessions. If you are based in Southsea where I am moving to, we can begin online or wait until I am set up there. Please do get in touch if you are interested in working with me.

Aylesbury, HP21

Southsea, Hampshire, PO5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Rachel Bailey
Rachel Bailey