About me

I've been working as a counsellor for over 17 years and as a qualified supervisor for 8 years.  Over this time I have worked in schools (primary and secondary), Hospices, Refuges, YMCA's, Charities, Mediation Services and Private Practice.

My youngest client was 6 years old and my oldest 70.

Having trained as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor I focus on working with my clients, emotional, mental and physical health.  When possible, when clients are open to it, I like to work creatively, often using sand-tray, drawing, role play and more, I find this is often a wonderful eye opener for clients and can help move the work along, enabling us to find the unspoken and speak it, helping clients to not feel stuck.

At present sessions are offered via video call or telephone.  I would ideally like to meet over video, to begin with and then the phone is easier after this, I am happy to change to this format.  However, it's always best to start with an informal discussion over the phone so that you can ask any questions and find out if I am the right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Supervision | Cascade | 2012
  • Postgrad certificate in Play Therapy Skills | Canterbury Christ Church | 2011
  • BACP – Accreditation | 2007
  • Diploma in Counselling | 2004

Like all counsellors, I attend ongoing training every year, at the moment I am studying Gender and Sexuality.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Fees

Additional information

£50/session for counselling/supervision

Monday & Tuesday Evenings

Friday Mornings

Term Time Only

Availability

I can currently take on new clients.

My current availability is limited; Monday & Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings.

Kent
United Kingdom
ME19

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have a humanistic approach to supervision, having worked with therapists from varying backgrounds. I like to be creative and I qualified in 2012.

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Rachel Burns

Rachel Burns