Rachel Cruz

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MBACP - Counsellor, Family Therapist & Child Behaviour Specialist
Available for new clients
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Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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)

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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


£45.00 per session

Additional information

Request additional information or book your session today.


Initial Assessment - £40

Adults (19 and over) - £45 per 60-minute weekly session

Couples - £55 per 60-minute weekly session

Children (7-18) - £50 per 60-minute weekly session

Family - £60 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:
£50 per 60-minute weekly session Counselling and/or parenting support can continue for as long as you need it.

When I work

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

Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7

Type of session

In person

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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Additional languages

Basic Portuguese

Rachel Cruz
Rachel Cruz