Rachel Dickinson

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Mawdesley, Lancashire, L40
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About me

I specialise in supporting clients who have experienced trauma, both single incident traumas and attachment or developmental trauma, alongside other difficulties such as (but not limited to) bereavement, thoughts of ending your life, self-harming thoughts, depression, other mental health and physical diagnoses, anxiety and depression.

Therapy is a vital part of emotional wellbeing, both at times of difficulty, and also as part of maintaining positive emotional health.

As a Person Centred Counsellor, AI-EMDR and IFS therapist and Couples Counsellor, I work with children from 16 upwards, young people, adults and couples in a relational way, supporting them to work through various difficulties.  The principles of Person Centred therapy guide me in working with empathy and compassion to support clients in processing their experiences and finding ways of managing difficult and overwhelming feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Following the achievement of an Honours Degree in Pure and Applied Philosophy I completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Person Centred Counselling whilst experiencing first hand learning about motherhood, closely following this with a Post Graduate Certificate in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy 2014 at the University of Cumbria.

I completed my EMDR Parts 1-3 in 2018 before leaving my role in the NHS in a Children and Young People’s Service.  I continued EMDR training with EMDR and Ego States work, Level 1 EMDR for Children and Adolescents and more recently EMDR Unleashed 1 and 2 (Attachment Informed EMDR AI-EMDR) which has increased my passion for attachment informed EMDR which also allows us to work with Intergenerational Trauma and Dreams.

Further training has incorporated a Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling and my Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision, extending the services that I am able to offer.  Level 1 and Level 2 Internal Family Systems training, both stands alone and beautifully informs AI EMDR work, and allows us to work with trauma in gentle and respectful ways.

My previous experience since qualifying in 2014 was with CRUSE Bereavement Care, Cancer Help, Cancer Care, Primary and Further Education, the NHS and the Survivors Trust, which is where my interest in supporting people who have experienced trauma began to develop.

I am Enhanced DBS Checked, Vetted by Lancashire Constabulary as an Associate Therapist, and I offer sessions under the umbrella of Private Health Providers AXA and BUPA.

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

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£67.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health

Additional information

I am offer sessions remotely, through video or telephone call.

Integrative psychotherapy sessions lasting 60 or 90 minutes, costing £65 per hour (or part of)

Initial telephone consultations are offered lasting up to 20 minutes and are free of charge.

Couples and relationship counselling sessions last 60 minutes and cost £70.

I work for some private health insurance companies including BUPA and Axa, please contact me for details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime In Person and Zoom sessions available 8-3pm

Mawdesley, Lancashire, L40

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Entrance to the building is via an external staircase, unfortunately there is no wheelchair access.

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In person

I am an Integrative Supervisor, working in private practice from comfortable consulting rooms.

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Rachel Dickinson
Rachel Dickinson