Rachel Hewitt-Hall (MBACP) Counsellor, Supervisor, Personal Consultancy, Couples
The counselling and psychotherapy world is full of jargon which can be daunting when you have made an important step in considering seeking support. I will endeavour to answer your queries and put your mind at ease. Change is possible whatever issues you are facing in your life.
I am person-centred trained but consider myself to be more integrative, meaning I use a range of interventions with clients, depending on your needs. I work with whatever you choose to bring to our sessions and create a safe, empathic and non-judgemental environment in which you can explore and better understand your thoughts and feelings. I also believe appropriate humour is important and yes, it's OK to swear!
I offer individual and couples Counselling and Personal Consultancy (a combination of coaching and counselling) online and over the phone, along with Nature Therapy (Walk & Talk).
I am also an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and believe my background in people development and coaching further enhances my counselling practice.
I have run a business in learning and development, so understand the pressures and challenges of the working environment, including leading and managing people.
Personal Consultancy is a framework for integrating coaching with counselling. This approach gives us the flexibility to address external issues as well as explore internal thoughts and feelings. I can share more about this with you when we speak.
The key to a successful relationship is to choose someone that you can get along with well enough so that the problems you have are the ones you can cope with.
Every relationship has its challenges and often our frustrations are symptomatic of deeper underlying problems where one or both partners are not getting their needs met.
I will work with you to identify the unmet needs of both partners and together we will develop strategies for getting those needs met in the future.
I will also dispel some myths, help you to understand the differences between the male and female brain (helpful in both mixed and same-sex relationships), and share key attributes of successful couples.
For more information see my webpage: https://www.humannurture.co.uk/couples-therapy
I am passionate about the outdoors and how nature can have a positive effect on our mental wellbeing. Therefore, I also offer walk and talk interventions where we go out into nature for some of our sessions.
As a member of the BACP I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have professional indemnity insurance and I also have regular clinical supervision.
How I work
I work with both individuals and couples in both short-term interventions and long-term support depending on your needs. I will work alongside you in a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic way, which will allow you the time and space to explore your feelings and face whatever issues you have to enable you to move forward.
Confidentiality is essential for you to feel safe to share personal thoughts and feelings with me. I also believe humour is important.
I follow BACP guidelines on confidentiality.
We will discuss and agree this when we contract together.
Please feel free to call or email me to set up an initial complementary first session.
We can talk about what you want to get out of counselling or personal consultancy and how we can work together. If you decide I am the right person for you, we can then arrange another session.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & Training:
- Foundation Degree in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited, University of Warwick)
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision (OCN)
- Advocacy Training (RBWM)
- NLP Practitioner (PPD Learning)
- Nature as Co Therapist (accredited by the BACP/ Keele University)
- Couples Therapy
- Safeguarding (child protection)
- Art Therapy
- Sexual Trauma
- Focusing (body work)
- Working with Children & Young Adults
- Short-term . Brief Therapy
- Body Shame
As well as my private practice work, I have volunteered as a counsellor for several charities. I was also an Advocate for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead; representing under 18's at Child Protection Conferences.
I work with a wide range of clients on a range of issues. The list below is not exhaustive.
- Anxiety and Panic
- Bereavement and Loss
- Abuse - Self-harm
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Family and Relationship Difficulties
- Low Self-esteem
- Work-related Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Domestic Abuse
- Divorce or Separation
- Baby Loss and Infertility
- Suicidal Ideation
- Personality Disorders
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Personal Consultancy and Coaching
Nature Therapy / Outdoor Therapy / Walk & Talk / Ecotherapy
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Counselling & Personal Consultancy:
Individuals: Each 50 minute session is £50 and I offer some concessions, with payment typically via bank transfer. I do not charge for the initial 30 minute consultation.
Couples: The first session is £80 for 90 minutes and then £60 for subsequent 60 minute sessions.
If you cannot make a session for any reason, please let me know and I am happy to rearrange. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, the following cancellation policy applies:
Less than 48 hours notice - Full fee
Between 48-72 hour notice - Half fee
More than 72 hour notice - no fee
In the rare occurrence I may need to cancel an appointment due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, I will notify you as soon as I possibly can. I will also make you aware of any weeks I am unavailable well in advance (ideally 1 month prior).
Concessions offered for
I often have other ad-hoc availability so it's always worth asking!
Nature therapy has many names. As a relatively new therapeutic practice there is still much to be learned, however an increasing field of research is emerging with studies proving the benefits the outdoors can have to our mental wellbeing.
I love the outdoors and have always found being in nature a calming, grounding and therapeutic experience. Therefore, I offer counselling outdoors, if appropriate, to clients who feel they would benefit from this type of therapy.
I have completed a BACP / Keele University accredited course on Nature as Co-therapist to ensure the safe and ethical practice of this type of counselling. I now also train this myself.