Rachel Cooper

Newbury RG14 & Hungerford RG17
07969 036448 07969 036448

About me

Counselling can help when you feel like no-one else understands what it’s like to be you; when the way you feel makes no sense to you; or when you no longer feel in control of how you feel. Sometimes we just need someone who will really listen to us and treat us with respect and without judgement.

As a qualified Counsellor I can offer you professional help for all kinds of emotional distress and assist you in leading a more fulfilling life with more satisfying relationships.

We can’t always choose what happens to us or how other people behave towards us, but we can change our perception of life's events and our role in society, and become more aware of our own patterns and behaviour.

I believe that we all have the inner resources to heal, change and grow.  But in various ways we can silence that inner voice that holds the answers and guides us to the right solution. I take the time to reconnect you to that quiet inner voice, the real you; to provide you with a deeper understanding of who you are so you can find your own way forward in a way that is right for you. This experience and process can enable you to feel more accepting of yourself as a person of worth.

I work to see your world through your eyes and to value and respect you as an individual without judgement. My aim is for you to feel safe and trusting enough to feel able to be who you are without limitations or censorship. I will work in a nurturing and supportive way, enabling you to come to a clearer understanding of what you want and accepting what you decide is right for you.

Sessions can be difficult and uncomfortable at times as exploring the depths of ourselves can be painful, but also rewarding and enlightening.  They reflect the challenges of life and may help towards using those challenges in a constructive and positive way. We will work at a pace that feels comfortable for you at all times.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Qualifications
BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling
Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling
Advanced training in Working with Couples endorsed by CORST (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)

I continue my development by regularly attending workshops and courses. 

Experience
As well as seeing clients privately I also work with a youth counselling agency.  I have counselled adult clients through a mental health charity and young people at a school.

I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues from various depression and anxiety related conditions, relationship difficulties and family issues, anger, self-harm and loss of various kinds including divorce and separation, bereavement and loss of identity, for example. 

I have experience of working in both short term and longer term approaches with adults and young people.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Sessions for individuals last 50 minutes and cost £55.

Concessions offered for

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

6a London Road
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 1JX

20 Bridge Street
Hungerford
West Berkshire
RG17 0EG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Day and evening appointments available for adults and young people from age 14+

Types of client

Young people
Adults

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Rachel Cooper

Rachel Cooper