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About me

Hi and welcome. I am a UKCP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work from my private premises on Victoria Road, Scarborough or via on line platforms. I offer a safe and welcoming space where you can bring whatever issues you feel are holding you back or impacting upon your life. Perhaps you are feeling that other people do not understand or get you? Perhaps you are experiencing challenging times and are confused as to how to move forward? Perhaps you find that you keep repeating negative and destructive patterns of behaviour and have no idea how to change? I excel at providing a safe, non-judgemental and creative environment, allowing you to feel able to communicate freely and openly about whatever is on your mind.

I know how difficult and frightening taking the first step to reaching out and approaching a therapist can be. My first session is always free so that you can meet me and feel confident that we can work together.

To book a first session or to ask any questions feel free to text, ring or email, what ever you find easiest.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained a post graduate diploma in relational psychotherapeutic counselling from Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute.  I also hold a level three award in supporting vulnerable young people, I have lots of experience of working with young adults. I also hold a training and mentoring qualification. In addition I worked for many years in the voluntary sector and delivered specialist advice services funded by Legal Aid.

I am currently studying with the National College of Hypnotherapy with the aim of becoming a UKCP registered hypnotherapist. I believe that hypnotherapy is a wonderful tool to support therapeutic change.    

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.

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

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

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a sliding scale of fees depending on means. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer evening and weekend sessions. 

The Counselling Room
2 Victoria Road
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 1SD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Rachel Boyes. UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Rachel Boyes. UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor