Adults, & Young People & Couples Counsellor (MBACP)
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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 email me, call or text on my mobile number or click onto my website. 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
- Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
- Qualified Mental Health First Aider
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My experience with Couples Counselling is to support and help with relationship issues such as communication and distrust. We will work together to facilitate change and create a better understanding.
I also have experience of working with individuals and family members who sadly face a terminal illness and end of life care.
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Individual sessions are £45 for 50 minutes.
Couple sessions are £65 for 60 minutes.
A concession rate is offered for key-workers and students.
When I work
I am able to offer daytime and evening sessions. These can be face to face, telephone or online via zoom.
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.