Rachel Carney

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BACP Registered and Accredited Member (MBACP)
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Derbyshire, DE7
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About me

Hello my name is Rachel and I work as a qualified person-centred counsellor with adults in the Ilkeston area of Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire.

I have experience working privately, in the health care sector and in the voluntary sector with a variety of people on wide ranging issues. I have worked within the NHS with a focus on anxiety and depression, and have considerable experience working with bereavement.  I also have experience within the voluntary sector working at a local women’s centre. I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and support and adhere to the BACP code of ethics which promotes professional and ethical working.  I am fully insured and hold an enhanced criminal records bureau check.

My aim is to offer you a confidential, comfortable space in which you feel heard and respected without judgement.

All too often in life things can feel almost too much – weighed down by life’s many challenges – past, present and/or future, perhaps leading to a feeling of a loss of you amidst the chaos.

Central to the person-centred approach to counselling and my way of working is a strong belief in the individual’s ability to know what is right for them. I offer counselling which allows you to explore where you are, re discover/strengthen your sense of self and decide upon your own paths in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling 
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Counselling Skills Course
  • Counselling Awareness Course
  • BSc (Hons)
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor (Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Specific areas covered by training courses and workshops attended include:

  • Bereavement by Suicide
  • Therapeutic Drumming
  • Working Creatively in Bereavement Support
  • Exploring Personal Resources
  • Existentialism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Suicide
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Bereavement
  • Spirituality
  • Mortality
  • Confidentiality
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Domestic Abuse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Additional information

The fee per session is £50 (payable by cash or bank transfer for in person sessions or payable by bank transfer for telephone or online sessions). Sessions are for 1 hour.

Sessions are normally weekly although I can be flexible depending on individual requirements/needs.

I offer sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I work from a comfortable downstairs room in my home in Ilkeston DE7.  There is ample parking directly outside.

Please feel free to contact me via email.

Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7

Type of session

In person
Rachel Carney
Rachel Carney