Rachel Haggerty

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MNCS (Accred) | Couples, Relationship and Family Counsellor
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Olney MK46 & Wellingborough NN8
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a therapist specialised in working with adults, couples and families with relationship problems, communication issues, depression and anger management. 

You may be considering counselling for many reasons – perhaps you and your partner or family members have been arguing a lot lately or experiencing issues around trust. You could have recently started a family or maybe past events have brought you to a place where you feel you're at the point of no return. Sometimes, it can be that you are struggling to communicate or understand your loved ones anymore.

An area I specialise in is unhealthy relationships. It could be toxic relationships with a partner or family member - like a parent or sibling, unhealthy boundaries, emotional abuse or perhaps you believe that there may be signs of narcissistic traits within the relationship. The core work that I do is around your relationship with yourself and how that impacts your interactions with others, setting boundaries and being able to understand what you need and how to ask for it. 

As your counsellor, I am here to support you to get what you want from these sessions, and to help you to make changes to your life and relationships with those around you. 

If you have noticed a switch in behaviour, you're not getting on, not feeling love, connection or intimacy from your partner, please get in touch.

As an accredited couple counsellor for depression. I am trained to work with couples with depression related problems. Issues with mental health, be it you or your partner, can be a factor impacting heavily on your relationship. My experience is in being able to help you to support one another throughout this. 

I've been a counsellor for 10 years, during which time I have worked for Relate and CAMHS helping families and individuals to strengthen their family bond as a unit, improving communication and looking at issues such as anxiety and unhealthy behaviour patterns, and helping partners and family to understand each others needs.  

I understand how communication in relationships is important to how we view ourselves and our partners. I specifically work with conflict resolution and the connections that our behaviours may be linked to the past. 
 
I believe that every journey is different. My approach is tailored to your needs. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including systemic, psychodynamic, CBT, solution focused, narrative and mindfulness to support and work through distressing situations. I also have dyslexia so am able to support others who are themselves dyslexic. 

Couples who may find getting to a location at the same time or finding childcare difficult, may find working online either during the day or evening more suitable, therefore I can offer sessions remotely.

If you would like to know more about how I work or if you have any questions before booking a session, please pop me a brief message on email, and I will be happy to arrange a call back at a time that suits you. 

Alternatively, you can call me on 07850 993 020 or book a free 30 minute call back from me, here.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am committed to continued training. I complete a minimum of 50 hours of CPD each year. I am a member of the BACP and work with my client’s best interests at heart. I have a strong interest in working with clients who have experienced or are experiencing depression or the impacts of depression. I am trained to work with the IAPT couple counselling for depression model.

  • Level 2 Understanding Mental Health
  • Level 2 Understanding Autism
  • Level 3 counselling skills
  • CPCAB Level 4 Introduction to Relationship Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Relationship counselling
  • Institute of family therapy Advanced certificate in systemic practice with families and couples
  • Accredited IAPT Couple counselling for depression therapist
  • BA (Hons) Counselling 
  • Level 2 - Understanding Domestic Abuse.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Birth trauma

Fees

£60.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Sessions will run for 50 minutes and will be delivered over zoom or telephone.

I offer a free 30 minute assessment phone call for us both to explore what you would like from counselling, and also an opportunity to see if you are happy to proceed with working with me as your therapist. If for any reason you are unable to attend your session with 24 hours of the agreed time, I'm afraid the full session fee will be applied, so please bear this in mind when booking.

When I work

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My working hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, however I am happy to fit in around my clients where possible, so please do get in touch.

Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Rachel Haggerty
Rachel Haggerty