Rachel Cockerell MBACP (Accred)
Anyone can have a time in their life when they feel overwhelmed or distressed and would like some extra support. If your feelings are confusing, painful or difficult to understand, counselling can help you to work through and explore what is happening to you.
I am an experienced person-centred and humanistic counsellor and I am here to offer a safe, supportive space, where together, we can build a trusting relationship and talk about the issues that bring you to counselling.
It may be that you are going through a life transition or event, or perhaps there is some aspect of your relationships, behaviour or experiences that you would like to have more understanding of. These are just some of the issues that might bring you counselling;
- Relationship issues
- Post-natal depression
My belief is that by exploring yourself and your life in the supportive environment of a counselling relationship you can gain insight and understanding which will enable you to heal, grow and decide what is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP (MBACP, Accred.) and I have an FdSc in Person-Centred counselling and I am fully insured and DBS (CRB) checked. I am also a qualified supervisor.
I have a private practice where I see a wide range of clients. I am currently offering sessions online or by phone due to Covid-19 restrictions. I have an ACTO approved certificate in online and telephone counselling.
As well as my private practice, I work as a counsellor for Survivors' Network in Brighton and as a specialist mental-health mentor at Sussex University.
I also helped to set up and develop The Haven Project, where I provided counselling for over 4 years, one day a week, for people who had experienced rape, sexual violence or sexual abuse. I've had specific training in working with this type of trauma and this has helped me to appreciate how difficult it can be to share painful events and how important it is to have a safe, sensitive and confidential setting to work in.
My previous counselling experience includes working for the NHS for the midwife led service "Afterthoughts', counselling new and expecting parents. I also worked for the YMCA counselling students in a secondary school.
I worked for over 2 years at Summerhayes Counselling Service which offers low cost counselling to people in the Lewes and Newhaven, taking referrals from GP's and Health in Mind, which gave me the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients.
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specific experience and training in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexualised trauma and domestic abuse.
I have a special interest and experience in working with post-natal depression, anxiety and panic-attacks.
I offer working creatively should you wish to explore your feelings in this way.
I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation by phone where you can have a chance to talk to me and we can decide together if I am the right counsellor for you to work with.
Sessions cost £50 and will last 50 minutes.