Rachel Crothers

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Registered Counsellor MBACP for Adults & Teenagers
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Henley-On-Thames RG9 & Reading RG30
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

What I offer

I am a registered member of the BACP which means I adhere to their Ethical framework. I work with your best interest at the heart of everything I do.

I will provide you a safe space, where you can talk about how you’re feeling, without being judged. I will listen unconditionally, giving you the opportunity to explore what is really challenging you.
Anxiety, depression, past experiences, trauma and more, may be making you feel stuck or even sinking. I offer you a therapeutic relationship, where you can learn about yourself, find your own inner strength and belief that changes for the better can be made. 

My mode of working is person centred/psychodynamic.

Person centred theory is the trust that each one of us has the ability within ourselves to become happy with who we are, and develop self-acceptance.

As a counsellor, I walk alongside you and work with you in a safe way to help you achieve this.

I use psychodynamic theory to highlight patterns that I notice, of how you relate. These ways of relating often stem back to early childhood experiences, where you learned strategies/habits to cope with circumstances that were out of your control. Those coping mechanisms may have benefited you then, but are no longer helpful, and may be affecting your close relationships.

The therapy

Is centred around you - you can choose what you want to discuss and at what pace. I listen non-judgementally and help unpick whatever has been going on for you, which has led you to seek counselling. 

I am Menopause trained and have been a Neurodiversity advocate and champion for years. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and training

  • Level 5 Counselling CYP ( children & young people)
  • Level 4 integrative counselling
  • Open University Mental Health & Distress 


  • Young people’s mental Health Charity
  • Secondary School Counsellor
  • Family Adult Charity

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

I offer an initial free 20-minute telephone consultation, where we can chat about what you expect from counselling and to help you determine if I am the right counsellor for you.

If you feel comfortable continuing, we can arrange weekly 50-minute sessions, which can continue for as long as you feel is right for you. 

I work in Henley and Reading.

I offer concessions to 18+ students

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am not available for introductory calls from Monday 8th April - 14th April 2024

I will get back to you on the 14th if you leave me a message.


Further information

It may be helpful for you to know:

I have undergone specialist training so I am qualified to work with young people from age 11 upwards.

I have wide experience working with people from different Social and cultural backgrounds, of different age groups. 

I have vast experience of working with neurodiversity both personally and professionally, and many years of experience of working with young people in Educational settings.

I am also a parent of two teenagers with my own experience of what that brings. 

Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9

Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG30

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Additional languages


No soy Española nativa, pero he trabajado con gente cuyo primer idioma es el Español. .

Online platforms

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Rachel Crothers
Rachel Crothers