Rachel Hayward MBACP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor
One to one counselling and psychotherapy in Peebles and Edinburgh.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and can work on a short or long term basis to help clients explore, discover and work through underlying feelings and issues that may appear in the form of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, disordered eating or physical symptoms.
I work in-depth in a way that makes links with unconscious feelings and patterns to understand current distress. I see everyone as an individual and therefore take an integrated - or non rigid - way of thinking and working, to find the most helpful approach for you.
I have a special interest in medically unexplained symptoms, particularly clients with gastrointestinal and bowel conditions, such as IBS, IBD, and stomas after having spent a number of years working in a highly specialised NHS service in London.
I have qualified in Collaborative Practice, this means I work alongside lawyers to help you process the anxieties, fears and other painful feelings that emerge during divorce and separation.
I work in private practice and consult for NHS Scotland. Previously I worked in London in the NHS and in private practice for a number of years.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Tavistock Centre, London.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling: CPPD, London.
Certificates in CBT & Person Centred.
Qualified in Collaborative Practice - Consensus - working alongside lawyers to help you with the emotional difficulties of divorce and separation.
Many years of experience in the NHS both in primary and secondary mental health counselling and psychotherapy services.
Specialist experience in gastrointestinal counselling at a London hospital (St Mark's) for gut and bowel conditions.
Member of a Cross Party Group at the Scottish Parliament about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Training and lecturing for doctors and nurses.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Medically Unexplained Symptoms
IBS, IBD and other Gastrointestinal and Bowel conditions
Collaborative Practice - Consensus
Please contact me for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client