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About me

Professional counselling to help you make peace with your past, make changes or accept your present and plan for a hope-filled future.

The aim is to establish a good counselling relationship together, where feelings can be explored in a safe, confidential space. I will not judge you and will really listen to your own unique story with empathy and kindness. I will endeavour to help you process pain from the past and present and reinforce your resilience and hope for the future by exploring self-care. The longer-term aim is to help you to move forward towards your personal goals.

I work with women, men and non-binary people with whatever issues they bring to counselling.I also offer couples counselling for those wanting to improve their relationships

Special areas of interest are working with those suffering with menopause related issues, bereavement, loss, relationship breakdown and divorce or LGBTQ+ related struggles. I can also help you to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, or if you are feeling sad, have low self- confidence or are dealing with family issues exacerbated by this current Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

Please visit my website for more information http://rachelhuntercounselling.com or call me on 07951 181978 for an informal chat or to set up an introductory session.

Zoom or phone counselling is a way to receive the help that you need, despite these strange times in lockdown. I offer an initial Zoom or telephone chat for you to discover how counselling might feel for you, whilst remaining in your own home, garden, car, shed etc. (wherever you feel safe).

If you find the thought of setting up Zoom scary- don't worry. We can speak on the phone whilst we set up a Zoom connection together. (I am also able to provide counselling on Skype, WhatsApp Video and FaceTime etc. if you prefer.)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling, BACP Accredited, Level 5 (Adults 18 +)
  • Registered Member BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy bacp.co.uk)
  • Fundamentals of Couples Counselling, Couples in Conflict and Meeting Partner’s Needs training endorsed by CORST
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate
  • Ascentis Cruse Bereavement Care ABC Foundation Course
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Introduction to Counselling

Various Exercise Instruction Qualifications (so trained and insured to incorporate relaxation and breathing exercises into counselling  sessions if required)

Registered General Nurse Qualification University College Hospital, London 1986

Counselling Experience

  • Private Counselling Practice Offering Zoom and Telephone Support for individuals and couples
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Counselling Support 2018- present
  • Listening Post Affordable Counselling Service 2019- present
  • Network Counselling Placement March 2020

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Suffering with menopause related issues, Loss, and coping with the implications of this current Coronavirus pandemic.

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From £50.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

50 minute one to one individual counselling on Zoom or the telephone £50

(50 minute individual session after 5pm UK time £55).

60 minute couples counselling on Zoom or the telephone £75

A limited number of concessionary rate sessions are available for short term counselling (6 weeks) for low income, please ask about current availability.

When I work

Please get in touch for details of currently available sessions between 7am and 8pm.

Further information

The initial session provides a space for you to ask questions, to explore your goals and to get a sense of the way that we could work together.

A good counselling relationship is vital for you to make progress. I offer a no obligation, confidential, non-judgemental, complimentary, 30-minute chat on Zoom or on the phone, prior to you making the decision as to whether you would like to begin counselling sessions with me.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
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