Rachel Cowley

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BSc, MSc, PGDip
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Blandford Forum DT11 & Bristol BS9
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About me

I am passionate about positive emotional wellbeing after being on a journey of my own (as we all are). I believe that through access to constructive,  evidence based therapy we can work together to improve how you feel.  

I know coming to therapy can be difficult and sometimes scary so I want to welcome you and let you know I'll try my best to put you at ease. We can take it step by step together.

I love my job. I find it a huge honour to be trusted with people's stories and to be part of supporting them to work towards better emotional wellbeing.


I treat anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, feeling sad, social anxiety, low self confidence, stress and trauma among many other difficulties. I am a qualified CBT and EMDR therapist.


A session is 1hr Video call for CBT. We will explore the issues that are currently troubling you and think about your goals for therapy. Then we will create a therapy plan together to develop and test out tools to reduce your symptoms. 


Please email me with any questions or concerns, I will try to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology - The University of Southampton
  • MSc Counselling Psychology - The University of East London
  • PG Dip Improving Access to Psychological Therapies - The University of Exeter
  • BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
  • BABCP Accredited CBT Supervisor
  • EMDR Therapist

I have over 10 years experience as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) working in an NHS primary care mental health team. I have been an accredited CBT Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) since 2012. I completed my supervisor training in 2017 and EMDR training in 2019. In my role I provide individual CBT and EMDR therapy for a wide range of difficulties. I have also run a number of groups including those for depression, Trauma, Post natal Depression & Anxiety. I also provide supervision, supporting other therapists with their work. I continue to work in the NHS part time. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies


£85.00 - £119.99
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • 60 min sessions £90
  • 90 min sessions £120

Supervision sessions, 60 mins £90

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

Bristol, City of Bristol, BS9 4DB

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I am an accredited BABCP CBT Supervisor

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Rachel Cowley
Rachel Cowley