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MA, PG Dip, Pg Cert MBACP

About me

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 social distancing measures I am currently offering sessions via Zoom and telephone.

Hi! My name is Rach and I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist based in Newport, South Wales. I am a compassionate, caring and ethically minded person who values and embraces individual diversity. I have worked with adults from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds and a variety of issues (including but not exhaustive to anxiety, depression, bereavement, life changes and childhood trauma).

In my seven years of therapeutic practice I have developed an approach that allows me to work dynamically and collaboratively to meet the unique needs of each client. I work in a way that is direct yet empathic, I provide theories and psychoeducational tools that will help to create insight and meaning to your unique world.

Sometimes it's difficult to know whether counselling is right for you or not, that's why I offer a free, no obligation 15 minute telephone consultation for anyone who has  uncertainties or questions about therapy and would like a space to talk them through. To book a free consultation you can either use the 'Book an intro call' tab at the top of the page or send an email. I endeavour to respond within 24 hours.

I look forward to supporting you on your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BSc(Econ) Sociology & Education

I keep my skills and knowledge of counselling up to date by regularly attending professional development workshops.

I have worked in private and public counselling organisations and have significant experience of working with adults on both a short and long term basis. I also currently volunteer and sit on the Management Committee for a Newport based counselling charity.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Adult (Individual)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have availability during some weekday evenings.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

There is a flight of stairs to access the therapy room.

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