Rachel Foster

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MBACP (accred.) PG Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling
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Leicester LE7 & LE2
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Are you experiencing a loss, or a difficult change in your life, and you are feeling stuck and struggling to see a way forward? This could be due to a bereavement, job loss/change, relationship breakdown or a change in health.

The change may also be considered a positive one such a becoming a new parent or retiring, yet you are left wondering: why does this feel so hard?

Maybe you are lying awake at night consumed with negative thoughts which can lead to feeling overwhelmed, anxious and lacking in confidence. You may have become irritable with friends and family which has lead to a feeling of isolation. 

Or perhaps you've always struggled with belief in yourself, feel you are a failure and can’t do anything right. Do you put yourself at the bottom of the list or do people put upon you in your work or private life? Are your choices never considered? 

By working together we can improve your self worth helping you move forward into the world with more confidence, courage and self belief.

You can feel calmer, less chaotic and less weighed down by your thoughts and feelings. Sleep can improve and relationships can get better.

You can learn to value yourself, be kinder to you, and make positive changes for the future. This may include investing more in your own wellbeing and getting back to the activities you enjoy.

Life may not be the same again but you can learn to adapt and feel more settled.

I believe we can thrive when we are truly heard, and can make sense of our own story. Counselling gives you an opportunity to feel accepted, and validated.

I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) with over 18 years clinical experience. I practice according to the BACP's Code of Ethics and Good Practice guidelines. I work with individuals on a one-to-one basis. 

I offer free no obligation 15-minute telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have, and for you to get a sense of me as a counsellor.

Why don't you get in touch today, and start to access the support you deserve?

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited and Registered Member of the BACP since 2009

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 2004

Certificate in Counselling Studies 2002

I have also undertaken extensive professional development on a wide variety of issues including: self harm, suicide risk, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, self esteem, self compassion.

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)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees - £50 per 50 minute session.

Reduced fees available for counselling trainees / students.

Payments made by credit/debit card at the end of each session. Or by bank transfer before each session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday daytime and evenings, Friday daytime.

Further information

Free parking available at my Anstey practice (LE7). It is also on a main bus route from the city centre.

My other practice (LE2) is close to Victoria Park near to the city centre. Paid for Parking (70p per hour) is available across from the building on London Road.

Anstey, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 7SW

182 London Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 1ND

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My premises in Anstey is on the ground floor

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Rachel Foster
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