Rachel Hogben

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Accredited Humanistic Counsellor / Psychotherapist MBACP
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Emsworth, Hants, PO10
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About me

Hi there, my name is Rachel, welcome to my profile page.

I offer face to face therapy to adults from 18 to 108 years of age.                   

I offer therapy remotely to those who are uncomfortable or unable, for whatever reason, to enter the therapeutic space in person.

I believe the key to successful talking therapy is the relationship between therapist and client.  I invite all perspective clients in for an initial hour long consultation and I see this as an opportunity for both of us to process the session and decide if we will work together.

Where anxiety and stress induced difficulties are elevated, I can offer tools such as EFT (emotional freedom technique - accupoint tapping) and CBT as well as a mindful practice to help bring your energy system into balance and calm.

I work from a humanistic perspective where emphasis is placed on the uniqueness and respect of the individual, where therapist and client can work together, exploring present difficulties or past issues. Counselling requires the client to engage and be active in the process as it is the client who is the expert on themselves, not the therapist. The journey can often seem challenging but as your therapist, I am with you every step of the way.

I will offer you the space to creatively explore your own potential and develop a deeper understanding of who you are, while encouraging growth and self awareness in a supportive environment. Whatever difficulties presented, I believe that either time limited or long term counselling can be an opportunity to get to know oneself better and explore the potential for positive change without judgement on the way.

Initial 1hr long consultation is charged at £50

£50 per session thereafter

I am an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and a member of the BACP (British association for counselling and psychotherapy) working from my home practice based in Southbourne.

I have twenty years of experience working with the elderly, coupled with over twelve years experience of working creatively with children and young adults in an educational setting. With this wide ranging background, I feel I can bring a creative, caring and down to earth approach to my work with adults of all ages.

Training, qualifications & experience

Continued professional development since 2012

  • Diploma in Practicing Energy Psychotherapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique level 1
  • Externship in emotionally focussed couples therapy
  • Mindful self-compassion 25hrs
  • Certificate in couples' counselling 56hrs
  • CBT training 50hrs
  • Trauma and dissociation 20hrs
  • Transactional analysis certificate TA101
  • The nature of trauma and dissociation 20hrs
  • Bereavement, specifically in relation to children 90hrs
  • Disordered eating and bariatric training 60hrs

Training and qualifications

  • Humanistic counselling degree
  • Diploma in humanistic counselling
  • NCFE level 1, 2 & 3 in counselling skills and theory.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have previous work experience as a psychological therapist for Horsham NHS IAPT service called Time to Talk, working mainly with people struggling with depression and anxiety.

I have spent the eight years between 2012 -2020 working at St Richards Hospital as a psychological psychotherapist and assessor, assessing a patient's psychological suitability for bariatric surgery and working through their fears and expectations.

I specialise in obesity and disordered eating issues.

I have extensive training in cognitive behavioural therapy and this training informs a great deal of my work.

I trained and volunteered as a couples therapist with the national marriage care service from 2015-2017, based in Portsmouth. The approach used is emotionally focussed therapy and I now offer couples counselling from my home based practice.

I have undertaken 90 hrs training in child bereavement.

I am an accredited member of the British association for counselling and psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. I undergo regular clinical supervision with a qualified and experienced supervisor and I am fully insured in line with BACP guidelines for best practice. I also have a full CRB check and am experienced in working with vulnerable groups of people.

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£40.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

My home practice location is in Southbourne (Hampshire)

The initial 1 hour long consultation is charged at £50

Appointments are charged at £50 per individual.

I also offer a limited number of reduced cost appointments for counselling students and anyone who really needs it. If this is something you are financially in need of then please bring it to my attention at assessment and we can discuss it from there.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

In line with Covid-19 government guidelines, the below information is what you can expect to be in place when visiting for face to face sessions.

  • Practise social distancing by keeping chairs two metres apart and avoiding hand-shaking or other physical contact.

  • The client chair will be covered for your protection and the cover washed in-between each person.

  • I will wash my hands thoroughly before and after each client.

  • I will use my judgement and ask that you use yours if you have any doubts about your own health and therefore take the appropriate steps. This may include self-isolation and notifying other individuals who you may have been in contact with.

  • I still require 24 hours' notice where possible regarding cancellation of appointments (or the full agreed fee is payable); however, in the current situation it is understandable that cancellations are likely to increase and I will take this on board in each individual case

Emsworth, Hants, PO10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

The counselling room is up a flight of stairs.

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Rachel Hogben
Rachel Hogben