Rachel Jardine

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Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16
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About me

Trauma-informed therapy for adults, teens and pre-teens. Professional experience includes specialist one-to-one educational support, special educational needs advice and support for children in care.  I have first-hand experience of living with neurodivergence and of both parenting and supporting neurodivergent and trauma-experienced children. My therapeutic experience includes working with survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse; people affected by childhood trauma & attachment difficulties; the impact of neurodivergence; and difficulties including major life events, bereavement & loss, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.

I prioritise safety with all clients, incorporating trauma-informed approaches where appropriate. I support clients to safely explore their thoughts & feelings, process difficult experiences, to find self-acceptance. I aim to empower clients to honour their needs, wishes and feelings. I can support with a parent child connection through Heart to Heart sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Areas I can offer support with:

  • Trauma
  • Developmental/Childhood trauma, attachment and relational difficulties
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety and/or depression
  • Impact of domestic abuse
  • Sexual trauma
  • Impact of neurodivergence
  • Impact of special needs parenting
  • Bullying
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Young widowhood and solo parenting
  • Children’s emotional well-being

Qualifications, Specific Training & Experience:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Level 7
  • University Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 4
  • Poly-vagal and neuroscience-informed approaches to support emotional well-being, self-regulation and recovery from trauma
  • Heart to Heart ™ Practitioner licence (supporting parents to increase connection with their child or teen)
  • Relax Kids™ Coach Certification
  • Low Arousal Techniques
  • Child Psychology, Level 3
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Attachment and Trauma: Supporting looked after, adopted and vulnerable children
  • Helping Children Deal with Loss Programme, Grief Recovery Method™
  • Special Educational Needs & Disability Law & Guidance (IPSEA), Level 3 
  • Engaging with and Supporting Children & Young People
  • Experienced in daily use of Therapeutic Parenting, Low Arousal and NVR parenting approaches

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

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Further information

Our first session will be a shorter, 30 minute session. There is no cost for this, as it is an opportunity for us to meet, for you to ask any questions you may have and for you to see whether you want to book further sessions.

Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Rachel Jardine
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