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Rachel McKinney, MA, PG Dip, Pg Cert MBACP

About me


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

Hi! My name is Rachel 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 six years of therapeutic training and practice I have developed an approach that allows me to work dynamically and collaboratively to meet the unique needs of each client. I will work in a way that is direct yet empathic, with the purpose of empowering you to move forward in life in a way that aligns with your true authentic self.

I appreciate that sometimes it's difficult to know whether counselling is right for you or not. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation for anyone who has those uncertainties and would like a space to talk them through. To book either a free consultation or your first therapy session you can telephone or send an email and I will respond within 24 hrs.

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


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 and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

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Adult (Individual)

£45 per 50 minute session

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

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


I have availability during the weekday evenings and on a Saturday morning.

Types of client

Older adults


Rachel McKinney, MA, PG Dip, Pg Cert MBACP

Rachel McKinney, MA, PG Dip, Pg Cert MBACP