Rachel Morrice Dip Couns MBACP Qualified to work with both adults and children
Hello I am Rachel and I work with both adults, children and teenagers.
At times people can often feel overwhelmed by events in their lives and begin to struggle. You may feel anxious, confused, depressed, alone or unable to make an important life decision. There are times in life when we cannot make sense of our emotions or behaviours on our own and we need a little help. Life can feel difficult and painful at times and I know how frightening it can be when you feel stuck and are struggling for options. This is when counselling may help.
How Does Counselling Help?
By talking over your problems in an accepting and non judgemental space, you are more able to gain understanding over your thoughts and feelings. Being in a therapeutic relationship will allow you to process what is going on for you in your own time and at your own pace. I am here to listen to you and help you sort out your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and find a way through what is troubling you. My aim is for us to work together, to get you back in control of your life. I work with each person as an individual with their own stories and problems. I trust in the therapeutic process, and in the inner strengths of my clients, and believe that together we can move to a better place.
I know that making the decision to come to counselling may feel daunting and you may be apprehensive. I am happy to have an initial telephone call where we can have a chat to see if we can work together. Once you feel comfortable to meet we can arrange our first session where we can talk in greater detail and explore what you want to gain from counselling. You may have specific goals that you want to achieve which we can explore and work towards.
At this first meeting we can then see if I am the right person to help you move forward. Having regular sessions does help but we can work to your own needs and I understand that sometimes one session may be enough for you at the moment.
How Do I Work?
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor, trained to work with both adults and young people. Working in an integrative way means that I work in a way best suited to the needs of my client. I am an experienced person centred counsellor and I also work with other modalities such as cognitive therapy, solution focused counselling and creative therapy. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, low self-esteem, trauma and other issues.
Working with Children & Teenagers.
When I work with with younger clients I focus on building the relationship with your child or teenager and maintaining a trusting relationship so they will feel safe to express themselves. I focus on helping your young person identify and explore their feelings and working on increasing their self awareness and resilience. I often work creatively with younger clients and bring in different tools to help them explore how they feel. Often older children and teenagers just need a space to be heard and listened to and the counselling relationship can offer this non judgemental space. A young person can often benefit from a relationship where there are no expectations, criticisms or having to behave in a certain way. As a therapist I offer total acceptance of my client and aim to explore their internal world.
I work with issues such as anxiety, anger, self-esteem, self-harm, intrusive voices, peer to peer issues and other areas that your child may be struggling with. If you want more information about working with your child please contact me to see how I can help.
I believe we are all unique and with the right support we can all improve our lives and well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
For three years I volunteered at a local charity where I worked with both adults and children with a variety of issues.
I also work in private practice from a local Wellness Centre.
I am currently employed as a peripatetic young persons counsellor.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines at all times and attend regular supervision.
I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate and am fully insured.
- CPCAB Level 5 Advanced Diploma Counselling Children & Young Adults
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Psychology Bsc (Hons)
I also attend regular CPD to enhance my skills and expand my knowledge.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 15 minute telephone call to briefly explore what is going on for you or your child. This allows us to see if I can help and if you are happy for us to work together. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Adults (50 minute session) £40
I am currently offering counselling sessions via Zoom for those needing support during this time of Covid -19. My fee is £30 per 50 minute session for adults and £20 per 40 minute session for young people.
Children and Young Adults ( 40 minute session) £30
Reduced rates for those on low income. Please contact me to discuss further.
Concessions offered for
I work from a wellness centre that has nearby car parks and some free on road parking.
My room is up a flight of stairs and has toilet facilities and a waiting room.