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Rachel Hatfield BA PGcert Dip.Counselling Crasac trained (BACP member)

Newquay, Cornwall, TR7
07596 748 033 07596 748 033

About me


I'm Rachel and I have been described as a warm and friendly counsellor. I am non- judgemental and can understand and relate to loss, trauma and emotional pain. I can provide you or a loved one with a professional, safe, therapeutic environment.

I am extremely passionate about helping others move forward with their lives and becoming healthier and happier.I know how hard it is sometimes to break free of old negative thought patterns and behaviours, which can affect your confidence and happiness.

Maybe you are feeling trapped and stuck in you're life and can't seem to move on. Maybe you are trying to move forward, but are getting worn down by everyday life. Often we carry thoughts and feelings from the past and these can can build up and prevent us moving forward without us realising. Or maybe you are trying to cope with a huge life change that you are finding difficult to come to terms with. I believe that everyone can benefit from making changes in their life, by exploring these thoughts and feelings, and sometimes, this requires a little help.


I am predominantly a person-centred counsellor, which means the space is yours to use how you wish. As I know from experience, it is sometimes hard to open up and talk on your own, so I will also use an integrative and individualistic approach (using other styles of counselling according to individual needs.) This can help facilitate you to explore the deeper aspects of yourself and help you to move forward, if you are feeling stuck or trapped. I will provide tools and techniques which will provide you ways of moving forward safely after opening up. This will help you deal with the difficult thoughts and feelings you may feel, after the counselling session has finished. The process should allow you to become more self-aware and confident. We want you to have the empowerment you deserve to achieve your full potential.


I have extensive experience with counselling men, women and young people who have suffered from the effects of sexual and emotional trauma, domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse. I also have in depth experience of working with depression and anxiety, loss and self- harm. I have been working with Crasac for the past 8 years with adults and young people. I have worked, in the past, as a primary teacher for 10 years before becoming a counsellor. I have experience working with children and their families, working around emotional and behavioural needs. I also have experience with working with loss of a loved one and the grief of losing a child/ miscarriage. I work with domestic violence and sexual assault and relationship problems. I can provide help with lack of confidence, low self- esteem, anxiety and depression.

Choosing the right counsellor is very important, PLease call or email me if you would like more information or have any questions. I offer short and long term counselling. I also have concessionary rates for people with a low income.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Level4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling studies
  • PGCE in Primary Teaching (4-12yrs)
  • BA Hons degree in Art, Drama and Sport
  • Level 2 NVQ in Health and Social Care
  • Personal life Coaching Certificate

7-8 Years experience of working with CRASAC ( specialised in the trauma of childhood abuse, rape and sexual violence, domestic abuse, coping with stress, anxiety and panic attacks,) This has been based within a number of different settings (CRASAC in Truro, Truro college, Redruth, Camborne and Newquay.) During this time I have worked with men, women, young persons and students.

I also have extensive experience of working with people with autism and learning difficulties ( 10 years in a care setting). So I have a good understanding of the complex needs and difficulties that people with autism face and the families around them.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


My prices range from £30-£50 per session

£30 low income/ students - 50min

£40 - per individual - 50 min

£50 - couple or family counselling - 50min


Short and long term Counselling face to face

Short and long term counselling telephone


Thurs, 9-5pm and occasional evening times on a Thursday depending on availability.

Further information


"Rachel has given me a safe and trusting environment to explore my difficult thoughts and feelings and has given me the validation I needed after all the years of having dark thoughts and blaming myself. I now have the tools and techniques to live a freer, happier life where I believe in myself".


"I knew it would be hard to face my demons but Rachel made me feel safe and that I wasn't on my own. I feel like I like myself now and can get on with my life and feel more normal".


"Rachel is a gentle, warm and friendly counsellor and I found her easy to talk to about my problems. She helped me to come to terms with some things I was struggling with from the past- so thank you Rachel.



Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.

Telephone counselling is available if you are unable to manage stairs.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Rachel Hatfield BA PGcert  Dip.Counselling  Crasac trained (BACP member)

Rachel Hatfield BA PGcert Dip.Counselling Crasac trained (BACP member)