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I am a BACP Accredited Person Centred Counsellor, Supervisor, EMDR therapist and Couples counsellor with experience of working in education, charities and the NHS with children, young people and adults.

I am Enhanced DBS checked.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Cumbria in 2014,  following on from Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Person Centred Counselling and Listening Skills and my degree in Pure and Applied Philosophy

I have completed EMDR Association Accredited Training, Parts 1 to 3, and I undertake ongoing CPD including working with EMDR with dissociative process. I am a member of the EMDR Association UK.

I have experience of working in charities, specialising in bereavement work and trauma, in particular sexualised trauma, and of working in a primary school setting, and Further Education.

I recently left the NHS to work in private practice. My experience within the NHS was working with children and young people, from age 11-25. In this role I completed all mandatory training for this including Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults, and had experience of working with children and young people that had experience of the social care system.

I have completed suicide awareness training.

Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

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From £50.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • HealthAssured

Additional information

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

Integrative counselling sessions including EMDR as an adjunct therapy, costing  £50 for 60 minutes, £75 for 90 minutes.

Initial consultations are offered lasting up to 30 minutes and are free of charge.

Couples and relationship counselling sessions last 60 minutes and cost £55.

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


Daytime face to face sessions available 8-4pm, Zoom and telephone sessions offered daytimes, some evenings and Saturday mornings. 

Further information

I have been working as a counsellor for 7 years, and have experience of working with different age groups from the age of 5 upwards.

I have worked in private practice, for charities and also within educational settings and the NHS. I have worked with clients who are experiencing mild, moderate and more severe and complex mental health concerns, with concerns ranging from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexuality and identity, suicidality, trauma and bereavement.

My particular experience is of working with the impact of trauma, in particular sexualised and developmental trauma. I am qualified in EMDR and able to use this as an adjunct therapy to counselling, incorporating  techniques for managing overwhelming feelings in order for clients to feel safe in us working together.

I work from a Person Centred Approach, informed by attachment and trauma theory. I offer a supportive, compassionate and reliable space where clients can safely explore their experiences.

Suite 40, Ground Floor, Centurion House
Leyland Business Park
Centurion Way
PR25 3GR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

We have parking available on site, and our premises are on the ground floor, so easily accessible for wheel chair users.

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Rachel Dickinson

Rachel Dickinson