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Talking Therapy (MBACP)
Gravesend, Kent, DA13

About me

Thank you for your interest in working with me.

Please note I am taking some time off from my private practice & will be taking on new clients in January 2023. Please contact me to join the waiting list.

Please recognise how amazing you are, you have found your way here, which is a really brave step forward. You are ready to start living your best life!

I want to take this opportunity to reassure you, our work together provides understanding, support and safety. I am sure you have many questions, I welcome anything you choose to bring, I have been in your position many years ago, I really do get it.

The best thing to do when looking for a therapist is to reach out and ask questions! It’s really important that you feel a good connection, therefore, I welcome you with a free 15 minute zoom consultation, to give us an opportunity to meet.

Please email: contactme@racheltalkingtherapy.com.

Check out my Instagram handle: RachelTalkingTherapy

Together we can work to understand your emotions and how you are within relationships, this is the foundation and key to achieving and maintaining good emotional wellbeing.

Your sessions will be personalised to you, you are in control of what you choose to bring.

Talking Therapy can average from 6 weeks to longer term sessions depending on your goals and how you feel. We will always review this as we move along the journey.

My only criteria when working together is a commitment to movement. Whether you are already a fitness enthusiast or you have never done any exercise before, even incorporating a walk into your week, is a wonderful mental health management tool that complements our work together, and can be something to use between our sessions.

We know from all of the evidence how beneficial movement is for both long term physical and emotional health, however, exercise alone is used as a sticking plaster so often feelings of discomfort return and we stay stuck.

Our work will safely navigate through to understand the root cause of any difficult feelings you may be experiencing. You will learn how to make some life long changes and create coping tools that you can keep forever. This is the definition of freedom!

I work with all types of emotional difficulties, although anxiety disorders are my specialist area.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP.) Running my own successful private practice.

I have worked for 3.5 years in a residential children’s home, where I trained in crisis intervention. My role was to support the young people and their families with their emotional wellbeing.

I studied and qualified as an Integrative therapist at the Inter Psyche training Institute, which is in partnership with the NHS.

I have worked at Northwest Kent College for 2 years as a therapist supporting the students of all ages with a variety of issues.

Member organisations

BACP

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with all types of emotional difficulties, although anxiety disorders are my specialist area. I provide tools to manage and reduce panic attacks too.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

We can set up a 15 minute consultation, free of charge via telephone or zoom.
£60 each session after.

All sessions are 50 minutes long.

Making a commitment to yourself is the best investment you will make in life. Feeling free and happy is always possible, life is about thriving not just surviving! Take this opportunity and do something your future self will thank you for.

When I work

I am flexible with days and times for our sessions. Our time together is personalised to you, so we can review what works best as we move along this life changing journey.

Further information

I offer both face to face sessions at a location that works for you, or online via Zoom.

I am happy to travel for our sessions, please email me your location so we can review this. I fully appreciate not everyone has access to transport so reaching a fixed address can be challenging. I have also found some clients like to meet after work or on their day off, therefore, having a variety of locations to meet allows sessions to be more accessible for you.

Gravesend, Kent, DA13

Type of session

In person
Online

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Rachel Giddings

Rachel Giddings