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About me

Thank you for showing interest in my webpage. My name is Rachel Grayson I am a qualified UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I offer counselling and relational psychotherapy in Chichester.

I work part of the week as a qualified solicitor. Although I keep these two professions completely separate, it is partly from my helping clients in law, that I decided to train and work alongside this in psychotherapy and counselling.

My practice is set in a very modern, professional space, located a short walk from the city centre. I work with couples, individuals and Groups on a short term, or open-ended basis. I do not work with counseling students. I have experience within a variety of charitable organisations; universities, psycho-educational and leading bereavement groups.

I use my training in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy as a guide to work alongside you. I am interested in you  - your patterns of relating to the world and others, and I would like to understand more of, what is your sense of self?

"Why do I always feel like this"?
"Why do we always feel like this"?

Transactional Analysis uses integrative approaches in counselling and psychotherapy which means that elements of psychoanalytic, humanist and cognitive approaches are integrated into the work. This theory has been around for a long time - since the 1950's, it has been developed and modernised and is widely used for children and staff in schools, and adults in organisations and business, to provide solutions to better ways of working. There is much on the web about this fascinating and 'user friendly' theory, to limit its description to a couple of sentences here would do it an injustice! I am happy too, to suggest some reading, if you would find this and interesting introduction to our work together.  

"Why does this always happen to me"?
"Why does this always happen to us"?

I work 'relationally' within this model, which means to me, that amongst other things, our relationship is at the heart of our work together. I can provide a safe and potent space for you to share what it is you hold. I have witnessed time and again my clients gaining a huge sense of relief from sharing what they have been trying to deal with on their own, and their surprise at how used to opening up with me they become, once our relationship has developed.

"Why do I get treated like this"?
"Why do we treated each other like this"?

Research exists which provides considerable evidence that a strong 'working alliance' is a reliable predictor of successful counselling or psychotherapy. This means that by working 'relationally', our relationship, is one of the most important aspects of or our work together. I have also posted further information on what is relational therapy on my website www.rachelgraysoncounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of, and abide by the following professional codes of ethics: UKCP; EATA & IARTAThis means I work within these professional (and legal) limits with the work and our relationship. Accordingly I have regular clinical supervision, I have an advanced CRB, and I am fully insured.

I have worked successfully with my clients with:

Addiction: Advanced clinical training in Eating Disorders & Addictions                            
Bereavement (including miscarriage & SIDS) 
Body Image
Boarding School experiences               
Early parenting stresses
Eating disorders and eating distress: advanced clinical training              
Exam performance (16yr+)  - I do not work with counseling students                 
Financial and business worries
Pre Nuptial Issues
Relationships: confusion /co-dependency / betrayal / loss/ break up
Self esteem
Sport performance

Please check me out from Google:  www.rachelgraysoncounselling.co.uk for more information about my qualifications, experience and testimonials.

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

  • Sport performance
  • Workaholism
  • Business and financial anxieties

Photos & videos


Additional information

£50 Individuals
£65 Couples (60 minutes)
£65 Group member (120 Minutes)

I require two working days notice (by email or phone) for cancellations. I will endeavor to provide you with an alternative session within that week, or if you would prefer, I will offer you an online session, failing this my full fee will become payable.

I do not work with counselling students.

Member Organisation(s):

UKCP: UK Council for Psychotherapy
IARTA: International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis
EATA :European Association for Transaction Analysis
Metanoia Institute: Ethical Framework


Please contact me for my current availability

Further information

My practice is located in Chichester in a modern, professional space with off street parking. It is a short walk from the city centre, and also located near a bus route.

West Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Rachel A Grayson

Rachel A Grayson