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

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


07596 748 033

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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. 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 from counselling and life coaching, 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.

Choosing the right counsellor is very important, so I provide a free 15 min phone consultation. During this time you can ask me questions about the counselling. I offer short and long term counselling. I also have concessionary rates for people with a low income. I live close to the sea so if you would like to walk in nature and talk, or just talk in the safety of the therapy environment, the choice is yours. I believe being outdoors and by the sea is extremely therapeutic and can provide stress relief and calm.

I can provide help with the effects of ongoing trauma such as anxiety, depression, stress, anger issues and relationship problems - which can stem from traumatic experiences from the past, such as sexual abuse, sexual violence or domestic abuse. I also work with loss and grief after losing a loved one, and life-changing events such as job loss or relationship problems and loss. I work with everyday issues such as lack of confidence and low self-esteem, feelings of being stuck and feelings of hopelessness.

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.

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My prices range from £30-£50 per session

£30 - low income/ students - 1 hour

£40 - per individual - 1 hour

£50 - couple or family counselling - 1 hour


Short and long term Counselling face to face

Short and long term counselling telephone

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.


Maps & Directions

Newquay, TR7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

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


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults