Rachel Derrington

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(Ad Dip.Couns, MBACP Registered Member)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Newcastle Upon Tyne NE27 & Whitley Bay NE26
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Working online, in person and via phone we can find a platform that works for you. As an integrative therapist I will tailor your therapy to suit you and support you through this difficult time.

I can help by:

Offering a comfortable, private space to speak freely, be yourself and to be understood. 

Together we will find a route towards brighter days.

There are some common issues that bring people to therapy, perhaps you relate?

Stress can manifest as burnout, anxiety, anger or low mood. Perhaps you feel as though you are in a cycle that you don't know how to stop? Life events can knock confidence and leave you feeling wobbly and vulnerable. These situations impact your everyday life, stealing happiness and filling nights with worry. In an ever-changing world, it is common to feel lost or like you are churning over the same problems, not seeing a way forward leading to low mood and depression.

Changes in life, such as retirement, menopause, becoming a parent/carer, or family disruptions can pull the rug from under your feet. This feeling can be like free falling. Taking the time to sit down and gently explore what this feels like can help to sort through how you think about the situation and what you need to do in order to feel more grounded.

Is bereavement leaving you with lingering sadness and a gap that is hard to negotiate?

Has your long-term relationship become toxic and you feel trapped, like you have lost a part of yourself? Abuse can come in many forms causing low self-esteem, a sense of powerlessness, stress and anxiety.

Maybe you are a student struggling with the transition into adulthood and processing thoughts and feelings as you leave home? Or maybe you are just trying to get to know yourself and accept who you truly are.

I can look at issues with you and together we can find resolutions or acceptance in order to strive towards brighter and calmer days.... and hopefully better nights too.

Contact me now here for a free introductory session over the phone or online. Or follow the link to my website and approach me there (www.rachelderrington.com).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I hold an advanced diploma in therapeutic counselling
  • I work with a range of clients 16+
  • I am an experienced teacher and hold a Bachelor's in Education Honors Degree.
  • I am a member of the BACP (MBACP) and MNCPS (Accredited Member)
  • I have training in online and telephone counselling as an additional
  • Fully up to date Enhanced DBS 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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

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Fees

£45.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Further information

I have an accessible property with off street parking and flat paths and entrance.

I have a counselling room, and W/C at the front of my property  - you will not be walking through my home but will be in a comfortable space.

I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling

Whitley Bay, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE27

Whitley Bay, Northumberland, NE26

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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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.

I have off street parking directly outside my therapeutic space. There is step free access into the premises. Also step free access to W/C (although facilities are not adapted)

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams

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