Rachel Edwards

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Psychotherapist UKCP GMBPsS and Clinical Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am interested in how we as individuals cope with the world we are brought into, how we engage in and manage the world we live in; how we relate to ourselves and to the people around us.

I have over 25 years of experience working with mental health issues.  When people find it hard to work things out by themselves, often due to life events such as loss, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, anxieties, stress, gender, sexuality, having some expert help brings a clearer understanding along with being supported.  Sometimes things have never felt easy and giving yourself the time to be heard and understood can be extremely valuable and life changing.

In my experience when exploring the past, meaningful links can be made to present day feelings and behaviours and this provides break through moments.

When you make contact with me I will offer you an assessment session in the first instance.  This will take up to an hour.  It will provide me with some valuable information about you and will give you the opportunity to get a sense of how I work and how I am able to help you.  I work on a once weekly basis, the duration of sessions is 50 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • Masters degree and Psychotherapy training as an integrative psychotherapist drawing on psychodynamic, existential and humanistic models of theory, Regent's University London.
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University London.
  • Post-graduate diploma in psychotherapy studies at the University of Kent focusing on psychoanalytic theory.
  • Post-graduate certificate at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust studying family interventions and work with adolescents and children.
  • Certificate in On-line and Telephone Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision Including Online and Telephone Workers Training Course

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Psychology GMBPsS
  • MA Psychotherapy and Counselling  UKCP
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Studies
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Wellbeing, Multidisciplinary, Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust Foundation
  • Certificate in On-line Therapy and Telephone Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision Including Online and Telephone Workers Training Course

Experience

  • Private practice working with adults of all ages and adolescents.
  • Working in psychotherapy units within NHS hospitals seeing adult clients over a period of six years.
  • Bereavement counselling for five years in a hospice working with adults, families and children. 
  • Extensive work over 11 years in an organisation specialising in adults and teenagers  (13-25 year olds).  
  • Co-working at CAMHS alongside a Consultant Child Psychotherapist and Psychiatrist.
  • Placement working in a London school seeing children for individual therapy sessions using different mediums of expression.

All my experience amounts to 25 years of psychotherapeutic work with wide and varied presentations of mental health and well being issues.

DBS checked.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • Axa Health

Additional information

Fees are charged at a standard rate but individual needs and circumstances are taken into account.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My working hours and availability vary.  Please contact me to discuss if we can find a mutually convenient appointment time.

I am not able available from 24.6.24 to 26.7.24

Further information

Professional Compliance

  • Information Commissioner's Office, GDPR/Data Protection Certificate
  • DBS Certificate
  • Adhere to UKCP ethical guidelines

Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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My consulting room is up two flights of stairs. There is no designated waiting area so clients are respectfully asked to arrive at their given appointment time.

Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

I provide a safe and confidential space to support and facilitate growth and understanding that is essential for counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Rachel Edwards
Rachel Edwards