Hi, my name is Rachel. Thank you for viewing my profile.
I am a fully qualified integrative therapeutic counsellor who offers face to face, online and telephone counselling. I offer both short and long term individual sessions. We can look at this more during our initial consultation. Together we will see what works better for you.
I have been trained in person centred therapy which means that our sessions are led by you. I combine learnt skills and tools from different counselling approaches which in turn will help you to explore and express your thoughts, feelings and emotions with the hope of creating a better understanding of self. It is my belief that we are the experts on ourselves, we just sometimes need that space and time to be heard. I will be able to offer you that safe space whereby we will work together in the hope of you finding a way to move forward.
Over the years I have worked in both the private and volunteer sector. This has enabled me to gain a wealth of experience of working with individuals and groups of all different ages on a wide range of many different issues.
My specialist areas include substance misuse and addictions, bereavement and loss, long term illness, palliative care, anxiety, depression and trauma.
You have made the first step by reading my profile. To make contact you can either email me or call or text on my mobile number. I offer a free consultation telephone call where we can have a chat and discuss your needs. If you then feel this is something that you would like to start we will arrange a date and time for your session that is suitable to you. This can be either online or face to face, whatever you are more comfortable with.
I am located in Solihull but I do also cover the Birmingham Area.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member with the BACP
- Level 2 Counselling skills
- Level 3 Counselling certificate
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Level 5 Diploma on Leadership for Health and Social Care/Adults, Children and Young People
- ACTO (Association for Counselling and therapy online) Approved for online therapy
- Currently studying Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents (completion July 2021)
- Qualified Mental Health First Aider
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with individuals and family members who sadly face end of life care.
Free initial telephone session
£40 for 50 minute session.
Concession offered for key-workers and students.
Concessions offered for
I am able to offer daytime and evening sessions.
You may find it difficult to access face to face counselling especially during these difficult times of COVID-19. I am fully trained in online or telephone counselling. Working in this way can still give you the opportunity to discuss and express your thoughts and emotions from your own home. Please ask for further information if this is something that you would be interested in.