Rachel Hudson

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BA (Hons), DSFH, MBACP, NCH - The Therapy Shed Doncaster
Available for new clients
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Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Face to Face or Online Video and Telephone Sessions Available

It has been quite a two years hasn't it? How have you coped with what has been going on?

I wouldn’t be surprised if you like so many other people this year were managing increased levels of anxiety, low mood or experiencing changes in your relationships or feeling lonely and isolated. Whatever you may be feeling right now, it’s OK to feel, it’s also OK if some days are better than others.

How Can I Help?

My name is Rachel and I am an integrative counsellor, eating disorder specialist and clinical hypnotherapist and I understand that sometimes life can feel like a constant uphill struggle, the smallest things that wouldn’t normally bother you do, you feel like things are getting on top of you and you’d like to hit the pause button, have space to breathe and take a rest from it all.

Maybe you struggle with anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, or finding the stresses and strains of daily life too much? Is this negatively impacting relationships in your life or causing problems with your sleep? Is your relationship with food ruling your life? Have you experienced a difficult life event that you are struggling to deal with that is keeping you stuck and impacting your emotional wellbeing?

If any or all of these things resonate with you then counselling can give you the tools you need to start to repair these issues and start living the life that you deserve.

I am here to help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a way that might not be possible with friends or family so that you can start to make sense of these feelings and create positive change in your life. I offer a non-judgmental, safe, and confidential space in which you can talk openly about any aspects of your life.

Together we can explore how to get you to a place where life’s ups and downs feel manageable instead of overwhelming.

Your journey to a happier you starts today.

A Little About Me

As I mentioned above, I am an integrative counsellor, a master practitioner with the National Centre for Eating Disorders and clinical hypnotherapist based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

What is integrative? This means that I can adapt the way I work with clients. As human beings, we can be pretty complex creatures and I don’t see therapy as a one size fits all so my training allows me to adapt the way I work to fit individuals needs.

I embarked on my counselling training due to a life event that impacted myself and my family and experiencing the positive impact therapy had for all of us. That experience lit a fire in me and sparked a desire to help others.

Since qualifying in 2014 I have been involved with several services in and around the Doncaster area, currently working with Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service but I have also been involved with Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Services and M25 Homeless Shelter as well as my Private Practice.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Membership number (378408), The National Council for Hypnotherapy and a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. I hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate and have full insurance.

I understand that choosing a counsellor may feel scary and that you want to get it right so if you have any questions or would like a brief telephone call to discuss working together I am more than happy. Call, text or email to arrange.

Due to current social restrictions and understanding the impact, this will have on peoples mental health I am offering both online counselling via Zoom (a link will be sent by email or text) or telephone counselling to help and support people through these unprecedented times.

Training, qualifications & experience


Master Practitioner Programme for Eating Disorders and Obesity

BA (Hons) in Counselling Solutions

Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Certificate in Counselling Studies

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Member organisations

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


£60.00 per session

Additional information

I offer both long are short term solutions and the number of sessions is under constant review.

Sessions last 50 minutes and are £60 per session for counselling and £60 per session for hypnotherapy. You can pay by cash, debit and credit cards and bank transfer.

When I work

Call or text to get current availability but I work Monday - Friday (including some evening) 

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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


Rachel Hudson
Rachel Hudson