About me

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. By working together you can gain a better understanding of your situation, and feelings. This in turn can improve your confidence and self worth, reduce anxious and negative thoughts, and generally feel better about yourself. Other outcomes can include reduced stress, and improved relationships.

I have worked in a number of settings on a wide variety of issues, but have a particular interest in working with all aspects of loss, including bereavement, life transitions, and relationship breakdown. We will work together, at your pace, to build on your self belief and self worth. You can learn to value yourself, and begin to make positive changes for the future.

I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) with over 17 years clinical experience. I practice according to the BACP's Code of Ethics and Good Practice guidelines. I work both long term and short term (6-12 sessions) 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.

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, dissociation, self esteem.

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.

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My premises in Anstey is on the ground floor

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Rachel Foster

Rachel Foster