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Rachel Bates, M Phil (Counselling & Psychotherapy);M A Psychology

Billingshurst, RH14
07727949847 07727949847 Registered / Accredited

About me

About Me and How I work

Hello and Welcome

I am an integrative Psychotherapist, passionate about employing my knowledge, skills, my experience of over 10 years aside from the learning acquired from my own life world, to help bring about healing and restoration to young people, adults and older adults, seeking a sense of meaning and purpose in a life that sometimes appears futile.

I endeavour to encounter the person in the context of how they experience and perceive their world, with no particular agenda but a specific aim to facilitate emotional well-being and cognitive functioning. What I aim for is not merely to solve a problem or change a behaviour but to open new horizons, help people discover new dimensions of their person-hood and their life to navigate the path to productivity and fulfillment.

As a psychotherapist accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I am able to offer my expertise and skills, my experience of working with a wide range of mental illnesses such as Depression, Anxiety, Self harm, Low Self- Esteem, Anger, Shame & Guilt, sometimes resulting with one or more of the following: Panic Disorder, Eating disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Suicidal ideation, Schizophrenia, General Anxiety Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, etc.

My areas of special interest are:

* Impact of Stillbirth, Baby & Child Loss on Mothers/Fathers/Siblings/Grandparents

* Adolescents & Adults traumatised by Childhood Sexual Abuse

* Childhood Sexual Abuse and its impact on men & women

* Trauma and its impact on young people and adults

* Substance Misuse and it's influence on mental well-being of young people/older adults

* Impact of Pregnancy loss on the emotional well-being of mothers and fathers

* Bereavement and its impact on the mental health of men and women

I have a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure and hold Professional Liability Insurance.

Getting Started:

I offer a 15 minute free initial consultation, following which we could make an appointment for clinical assessment. This appointment will give you the opportunity to evaluate the potential benefits of therapy with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy, Middlesex University

Masters Degree (MA) in Psychology, India

I have worked within psychological  therapy for the last 10 years, integrating various modalities such as:

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural), Existential, Psychodynamic &  Humanistic, with the aim to cater to individual needs and learning styles.

I have worked with young people in schools and youth counselling charities. I have gained valuable experience working with adults in substance misuse charities and within private practice. Having worked for an IAPT service, NHS,  I have gained valuable experience in dealing with a variety of complexities in mental health.  I am able to work with both an open-ended and limited time frame.

Training undertaken:

Attachment Theory : (Sir Richard Bowlby & M Schiller)2008

Working Therapeutically across Languages with or without an interpreter (Mothertongue), 2013

Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation (PODS) 2015

Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing (PODS) 2016

Clinical Assessment (Society of Psychoanalytic Practice) 2016Making Trauma therapy Safer : the Psychophysiology of Trauma & PTSD  (Somatic Trauma Therapy), 2017

Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice (PODS), 2018

Rewind Technique(International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy), 2018

How to work with the part of Trauma that your patient cannot verbalise (Peter Levine), 2018

A psychobiological view of Shame (Peter Levine), 2018

Private Practice Conference : BACP, October 2016

Making Trauma therapy Safer : the Psychophysiology of Trauma & PTSD by Babette Rothschild (Somatic Trauma Therapy), October 2017

Dealing with Distress and Suicide, by Carolyn Spring (PODS) March 2019.

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, (ongoing - NICABM, USA) 2019

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

- emotional distress
- despair
- anxiety/depression caused by stillbirth or baby/child loss in mothers, fathers, siblings and grandparents

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Fee : £75 - £150

I am able to offer reduced rates for bulk booking and long term therapy. Please contact me for details.

Further information

In view of the current 'social distancing', I am offering concessions for key workers and also able to work online via telephone or secure video modes such as skype/zoom.

Billingshurst
RH14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Tamil (Indian)

Accessibility

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

Wheel Chair access is available

Availability

Monday to Friday - 11 am to 9 pm.

Saturdays - On request only

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Rachel Bates, M Phil (Counselling & Psychotherapy);M A Psychology

Rachel Bates, M Phil (Counselling & Psychotherapy);M A Psychology