Hello, I'm Rachel Fry, psychotherapist at Lymington Psychotherapy specialising in individual adult psychotherapy. The consulting room is comfortable, discreet and can be found on Lymington High Street providing you with a safe confidential space to support you in this exploration for lasting change.
How you experience yourself in the world and with others impacts on you every day and in every relationship. You may have difficulties with family members, or in friendships and more personal relationships. Reflecting on how we are with others and how they make us feel can be revealing and bring about change so you can feel more present and involved in your life. If you are feeling alone with your thoughts and feelings, sharing them, however odd or frightening they may seem, will help you understand what makes you, you.
I work with a warm non judgemental approach and at the same time I would challenge you to explore your patterns and thoughts at a pace that works for you.
I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy working with open-ended contracts or fixed term sessions (usually 6 or 12 weeks). Open-ended work allows you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in order to come to a deeper understanding of what makes you who you are. Fixed term work would focus on one aspect of your life you might be struggling with, so greater attention can be aimed at alleviating specific distress.
It is not always helpful to try and categorise your difficulties with a label and I believe in working to better understand a person rather than a diagnosis. You may, however, chose to group together your difficulties under a heading and these are some of the common areas that I can help you with:
Sessions are arranged for the same time each week and missed sessions are charged for. Call me to talk and we can see if you would like to come for an initial consultation before agreeing to start your therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive experience of working in the NHS, the charitable sector (most recently with MIND) and in private practice. My work has included working within Mental Health services, often with people who have complex and enduring mental health problems.
I am a qualified and accredited psychotherapist with a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Roehampton University and Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF). My training was accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I have a Diploma in Supervision awarded by the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP).
I have a teaching certificate in Mindfulness and extensive experience of using Mentalisation Based Therapy.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP - 683789) and The British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) member number 21137. These registrations ensure I work with published ethical standards and complaints procedures at all times. I receive regular professional Supervision to support my therapeutic practice.
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 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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation of 90 minutes: £60
Individual sessions of 50 minutes (after initial consultation): £50 per session
Missed sessions are charged for. If, for any reason I cannot attend a session, then you will not be charged.
There is a flight of 15 stairs leading to the consulting room. Free one hour parking is available within yards of the premises.