Rachel Hixson

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Dip. Hyp CS, Ad. Dip. CP, MNCS (Acc.)
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Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7HQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 14 years’ experience of working in private practice with adults and young people.

Effective and successful therapy is built upon the foundations of a trusting relationship formed between a client and their therapist.  It can be a great relief to share our fears or concerns with someone who we trust, who is separate to our situation, who will empathise with our feelings and help us work through them.  

Everyone has different ways of coping with their personal challenges and the difficulties that modern day life can throw at us.  As an integrative practitioner I work with different therapy models and techniques to create the best therapeutic process to meet each individual person’s needs.  My approach will help you to freely explore your thoughts and feelings as I support you through this process, empowering you to make positive choices and changes, enhancing your relationships and quality of life.

My practice is a warm and peaceful log cabin at my home in Chawleigh, Mid Devon situated just off the A377 between Crediton and Barnstaple.  I offer a welcoming and private, non-judgemental space where clients can feel at ease to talk openly and confidentially about their challenges and deeply sensitive issues.

Counselling can help with change, adjustment and confusion at a point in your life where you may feel stuck and are struggling to move forward.   Some of the issues I work with include anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship conflicts, anger, stress and general life overwhelm, low self-esteem and loss of confidence. 

I offer an initial meeting at a reduced fee, giving you the opportunity to meet with me personally and discuss things in more detail before deciding whether you would like to go ahead with some sessions.

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 have also provided a support service for pupils and teachers at a secondary school and have worked closely with young people in a volunteer role at the South Gloucestershire Youth Offending Team.

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£45.00 per session

Additional information

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

Initial Consultation - £30.00 per session
Counselling - £45.00 per session

Some concessions are available.

When I work

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Further information

My practice is located in the village of Chawleigh in Mid-Devon and I offer short, medium and long term therapy.  Sessions are available during the day and early evening.

I offer in-person and online sessions, or a combination of both.  

On-line sessions can be held via Zoom or Microsoft Teams

Shirwell House, Chawleigh, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7HQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Rachel Hixson
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