Rachel Cruz MBACP - Counsellor, Family Therapist & Child Behaviour Specialist

Rachel Cruz MBACP - Counsellor, Family Therapist & Child Behaviour Specialist

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


Accredited register membership

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


Request additional information or book your session today.


Initial Assessment - £20

Adults (19 and over) - £30 per 60-minute weekly session

Couples - £40 per 60-minute weekly session

Children (7-18) - £40 per 60-minute weekly session

Family - £40 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:
£40 per 60-minute weekly session Counselling and/or parenting support can continue for as long as you need it.

Further information

Bus routes: 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

Maps & Directions

Isleworth, TW7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Basic Portuguese


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Tuesday 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.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme