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Rachel Giddings - Talking Therapy (MBACP)

Longfield, Kent, DA3

About me

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!

Therapy is the best experience you will ever commit to in your life. Be kind to yourself, you deserve to be free of these struggles and find true happiness.

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.

Please email: contactme@racheltalkingtherapy.com. We can set up an initial consultation, where I can share more of how I work with clients and how recovery is always possible.

Having an understanding of our emotions and how we create relationships, is the foundation and key to achieving and maintaining good emotional wellbeing.

We can work through at your own pace, it’s important to remember everything we do is personalised to you, you are in control.

Our work 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 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 went on to study for 3 years and have now qualified as an Integrative therapist at the Inter Psyche training Institute, which is in partnership with the NHS.

I am registered and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP.)

I have worked at Northwest Kent College for 2 years as a therapist supporting the students of all ages with a variety of issues. It was a great place to be, but I have moved on to allow more time for my private practice.

Member organisations


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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


We can set up a 15 minute consultation, free of charge via telephone or zoom.
£45 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.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


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.


Rachel Giddings - Talking Therapy (MBACP)

Rachel Giddings - Talking Therapy (MBACP)