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Rachel Hudson BA (Hons), DSFH, MBACP, NCH, AfSFH - The Therapy Shed Doncaster

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4
07494 684477 07494 684477

About me

How Can I Help?

Online Video and Telephone Sessions Available

My name is Rachel 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.

Are you struggling 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? 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 a life that you deserve.

I am here to help you to explore your feelings and to work with you 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 in a way which might not be possible with friends or family.

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

It’s OK to not be OK.

About Me

I am an integrative counsellor 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 qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Membership number (378408) 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


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 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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


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

Sessions last 50 minutes and are £50 per session for counselling and £50 per session for hypnotherapy. I take cash, debit and credit cards and bank transfer.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

South Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Rachel Hudson BA (Hons), DSFH, MBACP, NCH, AfSFH - The Therapy Shed Doncaster

Rachel Hudson BA (Hons), DSFH, MBACP, NCH, AfSFH - The Therapy Shed Doncaster