About me

Welcome to Lighthouse Counselling. My name is Rachel and I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, based in the Walton area of Felixstowe.

Coming to counselling can be a difficult, scary or embarrassing prospect, but whatever the reason for considering counselling, I can provide support and understanding in a safe and confidential space.

​I aim to provide a warm and caring environment where we can explore together any issues or difficulties you are experiencing. My approach is for my counselling to be tailor made around what will help you. I am also happy to work creatively if that is something you feel would help move you forward.

I named my counselling practice Lighthouse, because we can all get caught up in the storms of life, and a lighthouse is the perfect picture of how counselling can help guide and support you to safety, no matter how rough the waves are

Please note: Because of the current Coronavirus crisis. I am currently only working via phone or video conferencing, until further notice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling Practice
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • BA(hons) Roehampton University
  • I am currently studying for an MSc in Psychology

I first began counselling as part of Suffolk Youth and Connexions Service in 2009. Since then I have worked with many issues including bereavement, self-harming, depression, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties, and homelessness.

Most recently I have worked with adults and young people who are carers, and I have particular experience working with both people who work in the care industry, and those who care for family or friends at home.

I have previously worked with children and young adults with behavioural problems and adults with Learning difficulties in a non-counselling role.

Member organisations


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.


£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

30 minute initial consultation - Free

50 Minute individual counselling session- £35

phone/video conferencing counselling - £30

I offer a free 30 minute initial appointment for us to get to know each other and for you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

I offer some sessions at a lower cost, if you are unable to  afford the full fee, please contact me for details.


Monday-Friday Daytime and evening

Further information

I am a fully qualified counsellor. I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to their ethical framework. I am committed to safeguarding and equality and diversity.

My current counselling room is a comfortable, modern and fully accessible  room at the back  from St Mary's Church, Walton. I am happy to counsel people of any faith or none.

St. Marys Church
High Street
IP11 9DS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke