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About me

Do you need to talk to someone? Someone who will listen, without any judgement, and allow you space to work through your thoughts and feelings? Have you ever felt afraid, alone, ashamed, or just want to be able to let things go? Then I can help. Contacting a stranger to talk about your personal and private issues can make anyone feel vulnerable and anxious, but I will show you complete respect from your first contact with me. I can help you with relationship issues, bereavement, work or home-life stresses, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and a range of other concerns that you may have.

I am a friendly, kind, and patient person-centred counsellor. I will give you my full attention and you can put your trust in me to discuss any issues that you would like. By examining your life events and experiences in-depth, I believe you can gain long term benefits to your future.

I will support you as you find your own inner strength and ability to work through any issues that you may have. I believe everyone has the ability to improve their own mental well being and I offer you my commitment to stay by your side throughout the process.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 certificate in Counselling Concepts
  • Level 2 certificate in awareness of mental health problems
  • Level 2 certificate in understanding children and young people's mental health
  • I also attend continued professional development courses and keep my knowledge and skills up to date.

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

I offer an initial FREE consultation, with no obligation to book anything further if you do not think it is right for you.

Face to face appointments (including some availability for home visits) - £30 per session

Online/telephone appointments - £25 per session

Availability

Evening appointments often available.

St Helens
Merseyside
WA10

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Rachel Pennington - New Start Therapy

Rachel Pennington - New Start Therapy