Rachel Feaver MBACP(accredited), MA, MBBS
I offer weekly, individual psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults and young people from quiet, private rooms in Appleby Magna. In this confidential environment you have the time and space to think about the difficulties and challenges which have brought you to therapy, and the lasting change you wish to gain from committing to therapy.
The approach I use is not about advise giving or instruction, but rather about putting your problems in the context of your whole life past and present.This could mean examining repeated patterns of behaviour to find their origins, seeking reasons why close relationships feel hard, or why certain situations feel so daunting and create so much anxiety. In truth, the majority of people who seek counselling or psychotherapy have a number of areas in their life which are "just not right" leading to sadness and dissatisfaction. As you develop a deeper understanding of your self long-lasting change can take place.
At an initial consultation we will discuss your therapy needs and how you hope to benefit. Therapy can be short term and focused, or a longer term opportunity to explore your issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my working life as a hospital doctor before specialising in General Practice. I worked in the NHS for over 15 years. I was always most interested in the psychological aspects of medicine and so I studied for my Masters in Psychodynamic Counselling at The University of Leicester.
After deciding to change careers and become a full-time counsellor and psychotherapist I worked as an adult therapist in an NHS Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service as well as starting my own private practice. I continue to work with adults in my private practice.
I have worked with Looked- after children in residential care as well as children who are excluded from mainstream and attend SEMH schools. I currently work with students in primary and secondary educational settings, as well as seeing young people privately. Alongside a colleague we are able to offer therapy and support to children and their parents to create a containing environment for the difficulties they are experiencing.
My office is in The Sir John Moore Institute in Appleby Magna which is a quiet, peaceful location, ideal for therapeutic work.
I offer individual clients the opportunity to explore their problems and difficulties whilst helping them to think in depth about the origins of their problems. With this exploration and new found understanding change and personal growth takes place.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and practice according to their ethical guidelines. I undertake regular supervision of my work with a therapist colleague as per the BACP ethical guidelines for supervision. I have personal indemnity insurance and enhanced DBS clearance.
As a therapist I have experience working with:
- relationship difficulties
- those experiencing difficulties at work
- those who have experienced emotional, physical and sexual abuse,
- those struggling with faith issues
- those who are struggling with self-harmful behaviours e.g eating difficulties, addiction, 'cutting'.
The above list is not exhaustive and I welcome your enquiries to discuss your individual therapeutic needs.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual therapy (50 minutes) £55
Initial consultation session (lasting approximately 90minutes) £65
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments available daytimes Monday- Friday Evening appointments available by arrangement
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision from my quiet rooms in Measham DE12 or Leicester LE2.View supervision profile