Rachel Cooper

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MA Art Psychotherapy HCPC & Certified ITR Trauma Specialist
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Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2AR
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Rachel provides a safe space for you to express yourself. Creative expression is a very powerful tool because during traumatic events we retain images and colour but often lose the ability to speak or think clearly. Using creativity, we can process these adverse experiences and move forward with a new sense of freedom.

Training, qualifications & experience

Rachel is a fully qualified Art Therapist, achieving a Distinction at Masters, Level 7.

She has a special interest in trauma and is a Certified ITR Trauma Specialist. She has experience working with the homeless and worked in Education for many years. Recently she has been working with looked after children and runs a bereavement group in Chester Cathedral.

She offers individual sessions, group sessions and intensive ITR trauma recovery days.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

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Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

Prices are per hour. Price reduction for group sessions. Longer ITR intensive sessions are available on request for trauma work.

Further information

Open to new clients

Chester Creative Therapy Center, Freedom Church, 6 Hunter Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2AR

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Art studios are upstairs but there is an opportunity to use a downstairs room on request. There is an accessible toilet suitable for wheelchair users.

Rachel Cooper
Rachel Cooper