Rachel Old

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Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor MBACP (Accredited)
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Dorchester, Dorset, DT1
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Welcome. Making the decision to seek support can feel overwhelming and daunting. I can offer you a warm, empathic and accepting therapeutic relationship where you can feel comfortable and heard whilst exploring your experiences without fear of judgement. My curious and compassionate nature allows me to be beside you on the journey of understanding yourself and your experiences. 

Finding a therapist you connect with is important and so I offer a free 20 minute telephone conversation to help you decide whether we could work well together and identify your presenting problems. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

I have experience working with adults, especially parents through placements within Children's Centres, and currently work as a School Counsellor. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Concessions offered to Trainee Counsellors 

Free initial telephone conversation or Zoom meeting 

Alington Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1

Type of session

In person
Rachel Old
Rachel Old