Rachel Mckechnie

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Available for new clients
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Great Missenden HP16 & Amersham HP16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you considering therapy because you are finding life tough and want to make a change? Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties, or feeling confused, lost or sad. 

Maybe something in your life just isn’t working and you don’t even really know or can’t express it, only that things don’t feel right. You may want clearer ways to understand yourself, so that you can better manage the way you think and behave and connect to others.

Many turn to therapy to help process difficult emotions and help develop healthier coping mechanisms. Whatever is going on for you, deciding to start counselling is a great first step.

I offer a compassionate, non-judgemental, confidential space for you to explore and untangle your thoughts and feelings and gain deeper understanding and improve you overall well-being.

How I work

As an integrative therapist, I use a range of therapeutic methods to offer a unique approach for each client. My core approach is psychodynamic, which means exploring together how past experience and relationships influence how you cope with and feel about things you are facing in the present.

It’s really important to find a good fit when looking for a therapist, so I always suggest an initial brief chat on the phone, just to make sure that a first session feels right. If you then wish to proceed, we’ll make a plan as to when and how often we’ll meet. I offer short and long-term counselling, both face to face and online. Sessions are 50 minutes.

As well as my private practice, I have worked in charities providing counselling services in the local community, and with young people alongside clinical and social services teams in the NHS, and County Council in both primary and secondary schools.

As an accredited member of BACP, I work to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and am committed to my own continuing professional development in the field.

Training, qualifications & experience

Member of BACP
Masters (MA) in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£70.00 per session

Additional information

£70 per 50 minute session.
Some concessions are available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime and some evening sessions are available.

Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16

Amersham, HP16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Rachel Mckechnie
Rachel Mckechnie