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About me

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Struggling with life's issues, feeling low, anxious or, not sure where to go next with a particular problem?  Sometimes talking things through with an objective person can really help.  This is where counselling, or therapy, comes in. I'm Rachel Eggleton and I've been working with clients at my practice in the Forest of Dean for the last few years.  Whether it's short term more focussed therapy or longer term support that you need, I believe that counselling offers an opportunity to find the inner resources and resilience to help us feel better and more able to deal with life's challenges.

I am particularly passionate about working with people who are struggling with issues related to pregnancy such as miscarriage, stillbirth, traumatic birth, infertility and so on. The loss of a child, at any stage of pregnancy, can be unlike any other grief and people often feel that their pain is invisible to others. Having the time and space to talk at your own pace can be very beneficial to the grieving process.

My main theoretical approach is person centred which explores people's beliefs about themselves and the world around them. Sometimes our beliefs can hold us back or negative beliefs can be reinforced by traumatic events such as bereavement so, I offer a warm, accepting space in which to explore those beliefs and gently challenge them.

The counselling relationship is vitally important and I work with each client in the way that is best for them.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I am a BACP Registered Member and adhere to their code of ethics.
I am fully insured and registered with the Information Commissioners Office.

I have completed additional training in:
Transactional Analysis

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in supporting people who are experiencing pregnancy related issues including stillbirth, infertility, miscarriage, traumatic birth and post abortion counselling.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My rate is £45 per session. I do offer concessions based on individual clients' circumstances. 

Each counselling session lasts one hour.

When I work

I now have availability for new clients.  I am continuing to work remotely via phone or Zoom call so am available to support you wherever you live in the UK. 

Further information

"Counselling has helped me gain a better understanding of the extreme emotions I've dealt with recently and has allowed me to unpick why I was feeling so low. Rachel is an excellent counsellor who skilfully supported my journey and gave me a safe space to work through the difficulties I was experiencing"

Forest of Dean, GL17

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

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