About me

Sometimes life can be difficult for many reasons. Counselling can help you explore and understand your feelings in a safe environment where you won't be judged. It can make the difference between existing and living.

Sometimes a chat with a friend is not enough and we need some professional support.

I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor, Family Therapist, Child Development & Behaviour Specialist based in Isleworth, West London (TW7), close to West Middlesex Hospital and Twickenham Stadium. I have worked many years in schools, counselling agencies and the Hounslow Council Youth Offending Team as a Parent Support Worker.

I am also married with two children and have worked with a wide range of clients, age groups, cultures and issues.

I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and use a variety of approaches in my work.

Please visit my website for more information, including feedback from previous clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

- CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling, 2006
- CPCAB Certificates in Counselling Skills and Theory, 2004
- Qualified NNEB (Nursery Nursing), 1987
- Group Therapy, CityLit, 2012
- Parental Substance Misuse, HLSCB, 2010
- Forced Marriage Course, HLSCB, 2009
- Triple P - Positive Parenting Programme, 2009
- Domestic Violence - The Impact on Children and Non-Abusive Parent, HLSCB, 2009
- Time-Limited Counselling, CityLit, 2008
- Safeguarding Children Abused Through Domestic Violence, CityLit, 2008
- Managing Stress, West Thames College, January 2008
- Coping with Adult Abuse, West Middlesex Hospital, 2008
- Trauma - Keeping Cool is a Crisis, BACP, 2007
- Helping Youngsters Cope with Divorce, Loss and Grief, BACP, 2007
- Creative Responses to Change, 2007
- Client Work in Court, BACP, 2007
- Working with parents in the Youth Justice System, TSA, 2007
- E.S.C.A.P.E - Parenting Adolescents Programme: A Problem-Solving Approach’, TSA, 2007
- Children and Grief, CityLit, 2006
- Tools to Help Young People Suffering from Anxiety and Depression, West Thames College, 2006
- Counselling Skills for Social workers and Post Adoption, West Thames College, 2006
- Working with Sexuality and Difference, West Thames College, 2005
- Literacy Support Training Teaching Assistants, HLC, 2004
- Counselling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, CityLit, 2003
- Coping with Death and Illness’, CityLit, 2003
- Induction Training for Teaching Assistants, DES (Department for Education and Skills), 2004

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

- Parent Support
- Women's issues
- Christian Counselling
- Coping with childhood and teenage problems
- Behaviour problems in children and teenagers
- School issues
- Culture shock


Additional information

Request additional information or book your session today.


Initial Assessment - £30

Adults (19 and over) - £40 per 60-minute weekly session

Couples - £45 per 60-minute weekly session

Children (7-18) - £45 per 60-minute weekly session

Family - £45 per 60-minute weekly session

Group Therapy: £120 per 60-minute weekly session (cost shared by up to 6 people in a group, covering various topics)

Parent Support:
£45 per 60-minute weekly session Counselling and/or parenting support can continue for as long as you need it.


Monday to Friday - Open from 8 am to 6 pm. Early evening sessions available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6 pm and 7.15 pm. All sessions last 1 hour.

Further information

Bus routes: E8, 235, 237 and 267
Nearest train stations: Syon Lane and Isleworth (10-minute walk away)
Nearest tube station: Hounslow East (1.3 miles)
Free parking


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Additional languages

Basic Portuguese

Rachel Cruz

Rachel Cruz