Rachel Goodchild

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Reigate, Surrey, RH2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Sometimes we can feel that we have got stuck in our lives. Whether in relationships, our careers, or how we feel about ourselves. We might feel we are repeating the same patterns. Or has life just become too difficult and the way forward is unclear. Carrying the weight of life's challenges alone isn't easy. Talking to a therapist can help lighten that load.

I am a qualified, experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering a safe, empathetic, confidential space where you can explore issues that are troubling you. I work with individuals and couples and family relationships in person in Betchworth and online. 

It can be daunting to reach out, yet in doing so you are taking the first step to feeling better.  I can support you in understanding your feelings, thoughts and past experiences more clearly and by doing so open up new ways of thinking that can help you feel more resilient to life's inevitable challenges.   

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience in counselling individuals, teenagers and couples and family relationships dealing with varied issues including, depression, stress, trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anger and loss.

I work in person from a clinic in Betchworth or via zoom.   I offer a Humanistic therapy approach which recognises the whole person and the uniqueness of each persons lived experience and what is important and meaningful to you. I can help you to clarify  what is troubling you and support you in finding ways to navigate your way through. 

This approach is considered optimistic and is based on the idea that we all have the capacity to overcome hardship, pain and despair. Whilst we cannot change everything in life such as illness or loss, we can learn to navigate our way through. I can support you on this journey.

Before becoming a counsellor I worked for many years as a nurse in the NHS. The time I spent with patients gave me an understanding of the impact of poor mental health on the physical self and vice versa. 

I gained my Foundation degree in psychotherapy with Greenwich University and as a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I abide by their code of ethics and professional standards. I have regular supervision and undertake continued personal development courses and workshops. 

Member organisations

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

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

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Further information

It's important to create a counselling relationship where you can feel comfortable to talk about anything that is troubling you.  

I offer an initial complimentary 30 minute phone call. 

This is where you can ask me any questions, explore what you would like to get out of our time together and get an idea of what the therapy process looks like. 

Leigh, Reigate, Surrey, RH2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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I can offer both online sessions and in person at two bespoke therapy rooms in Redhill and Betchworth.

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