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About me

About me

'Rachel gave me the space and support to explore my relationships and feelings.  I no longer feel lost as I see more clearly who I am and what I want.'

I offer online or face to face counselling, short term or open ended depending on your individual needs in Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge area.

I help people who feel overwhelmed find a healthy balance between caring for themselves and their relationships.

My approach is warm and supportive, creating a safe space where we can talk honestly and openly. I recognise that seeking counselling can be quite a step so I will be alongside you as we explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and reactions.

Your next step ...  I would encourage you to email me in the first instance, we can discuss your needs and how I can help you.  If you would prefer to talk to me, email me and I will arrange to telephone you.  We can then arrange an initial appointment.

How I work with you ...

Sessions are adapted to meet your individual needs at a pace that suits you in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space. Exploring and gaining a better understanding of yourself is empowering and can help you to make the right decisions for you and your relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (QTS) English & Education
  • Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling
  • Introduction to Counselling Children and Young People-Level 5
  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • The Foundation for Infant Loss Training; Pregnancy and Loss
  • Supporting clients with Subsequent pregnancies after Loss
  • Advanced Certificate in Special Needs (Autism)
  • Member British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Five years working for a local charity counselling individuals aged 16+ with a range of issues.

I have a particular interest in:

  • Teenagers/Young adults/University students
  • Autism
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Anxiety

Member organisations

BACP

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I enjoy working with teenagers, exploring their anxiety, anger or confusion with how they feel.  In the current climate of uncertainty having someone to talk to and express how they feel can be hugely helpful.

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Fees

From £40.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Online £40 per session

Face to face £45 per session

Each session is 50 minutes

When I work

Flexible daytime or evenings

Further information

It might be more helpful to hear what my clients have said ...

'For your smile, warmth, silence and for letting me breathe.'

'Not feeling judged and going at my own pace helped me relax.  I understand myself so much better now.  Your kindness will stay with me forever.'

Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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