Rachel Hixson

Rachel Hixson

South Gloucestershire
BS35 3LF

0781 801 4385

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About me

I am a qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist based in Alveston, South Gloucestershire and work mainly in private practice.

Counselling can involve talking about deeply sensitive issues and revealing your inner most personal thoughts and feelings. I believe that, for any therapy to be effective, clients need to be able to build up a trusting relationship with their therapist. My focus is on my clients and listening to their problems and concerns without judgement in a safe, supportive environment.

My main approach is Person Centred, but I work in an integrative way by providing a number of types of therapy styles and techniques to suit each individual person. For example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be used to retrain a person's way of thinking to help them cope with stress or fear surrounding a particular problem. Psychodynamic Therapy will help a person consider how their personality and life experiences influence their current thoughts, feelings, relationships and behaviour.

My therapeutic approach will help you to deal with your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgemental environment, empowering and enabling you to make positive changes in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills.
EMDR Training (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) Levels 1, 2 & 3.
Experience in working with Children & Adolescents.
4 years experience working within the Mental Health sector.

I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.

As well as working in private practice, I also provide a support service for pupils and teachers at a local secondary school and have worked closely with young people in a volunteer role at the South Gloucestershire Youth Offending Team.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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I offer a reduced cost 50 minute initial consultation so that we can meet to discuss your requirements and goals and to check that both therapist and client are comfortable and happy to pursue working with each other.

Initial Consultation - £20.00 per session
Counselling - £40.00 per session

Some concessions available.

Further information

I practice in and around the South Gloucestershire area and offer short, medium and long term therapy.  Sessions are available during the day and evenings.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS35 3LF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified