Rachel Barnett-Turner Psychotherapist MNCS (Accred) BSc (Hons) Ad.Dip.PsyC
Finding the therapist that is right for you might like a feel daunting prospect, especially at a time when you may be feeling vulnerable or uncertain, perhaps at a crossroads in your life. This is not unusual, whether this is the first time you have sought therapy or have taken therapy in the past. Sometimes we need help to overcome conflicts and blocks in our life that are confusing or difficult .
I understand that you are a unique and complex individual, with many facets and aspects that make you who you are, which impact on how you experience yourself, and how you have had to adapt to face life's struggles.
I work with individuals on both a short and long term basis to help free them from stress, anxiety, depression, low self- esteem and loss. I understand the way adverse childhood experiences impacts adult life and how trauma affects mind, body and soul and the complex ways a person tries to cope with these affects in order to cope and get through.
The essence of my work is to facilitate self -growth and self -compassion, as I know how hard it is to feel good about living when you are feeling so disenchanted with life. We all feel stuck sometimes and need a little help getting back on track. I want to support you by offering a confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a fully trained integrative psychotherapist and registered member of the National Counselling Society I work following as strict code of ethics ensuring client confidentiality.
Alongside my practical training I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Social Science and Counselling, have trained at Level 3 Diploma in Counselling and at Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. In addition I have studied with College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CCBT) and gained knowledge and skill in working with Self-acceptance (or Self-esteem).
My main skill set and experience is working with issues such as anxiety, depression, self esteem and grief and bereavement. Additionally I have volunteered as a samaritan for over 4 years and have both experience, knowledge and understanding in working with those whose distress and despair is accompanied by suicidal thoughts.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Cost per Session: £32 - 40
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Paypal, Visa
Concessions offered for
* Note* during the COVID-19 period I am still accepting new clients and am offering phone sessions for clients who are distancing or quarantined. I am also offering reduced rates for Key Workers.
Counselling services are offered in Stoke on Trent and Stafford town centre. Types of session available include Face to Face (counselling room - Stafford), Online (Zoom), Telephone, Email, Walk and talk (outdoors - Stoke on Trent).
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday - 9am - 1pm