Rachel Roberts BACP Accredited CBT Psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner
Hi, thanks for dropping by would you like to change how you feel by changing how you think/act? Ever found yourself on a roundabout of negativity that you want to get off? I am an accredited member of the BACP – British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their guidelines of good practice. Please take a look at my video at the end of my profile for a personal introduction to sessions using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
I have 10 years’ experience of working full time as a CBT psychotherapist supporting others compassionately with life challenges and empowering individuals so they can develop their own coping strategies to ease their problems that they are experiencing. I have experience of working with a range of psychological problems such as, Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Low Self-Esteem, Life and/or work related stress.
I provide confidential, face-to-face CBT in a safe and relaxing environment for individuals from 18 years of age onward in South Wales and nationally in addition to face-to-face therapy, I use WhatsApp/Skype/Zoom/Telephone therapy.
My work experience to date with adults has made me an extremely informed, clinically experienced practitioner tailoring each session to your needs.
How counselling can help
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – (CBT) is goal orientated, focussing on negative thoughts and behaviours and, how they affect how we feel. Negative thoughts can prevent us seeing things logically we can hold onto negative thoughts, which will only lead to us feeling worse. Together we would develop a problem list and a plan to tackle the presenting problems.
In our joined up approach of working together, we will develop a formulation (a blueprint of what is going on for you and how I can best support.)
Throughout our sessions, we will build on coping mechanisms, which I will encourage you to use daily between sessions and onwards. These may include:
- Exploring change becoming aware that change comes from within ourselves not others
- Cognitive reconstruction (building thought records to become aware and alter our unhelpful thoughts)
- Guided imagery ( a safe place) to distract self when feeling anxious or low in mood
- Developing self- gratitude and compassion
- Building resilience and self -esteem through an image of a coach to support you that is, a person you look up to and admire to support and guide you with compassion when times are challenging
- Build self- awareness and emotional intelligence by identifying unhelpful thinking styles
Rest assured that at all times I will be non- judgemental, compassionate and guide you at your pace into a stability with your well- being. Together we will explore how familiar situations arise and how we can put the brakes on your unhelpful responses of the past to discover a new way of managing what were stressful situations.
By the end of therapy, we will have collaborated on a tool kit for well-being for you for the future as life’s challenges arise.
EMDR - this is a psychotherapy treatment recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE.) In sessions, EMDR helps you to do your own healing by reprocessing disturbing and upsetting memories that still affect you each day. EMDR helps you to re process traumatic memories working with "one foot in the past and one foot in the present." To allow emotional feelings felt about the event to be reprocessed. We build many support tools initially in EMDR such as a calm place to go to in your mind, a container for disturbing memories and upsetting feelings, these are just two examples of the support tools we can explore together using your imagination to ground and calm you during the sessions and in between sessions. During the sessions of EMDR we will be doing Bilateral Stimulation (BLS) stimulating the left and right side of the brain using eye movements. This enables you to recall what happened and lessen the disturbing feelings with me supporting you every step of the way.
I look forward to hearing from you , I am aware that taking a step to contact a therapist is a challenging one, but a simple telephone conversation with me may assist in putting you at ease.
Training, qualifications & experience
Ten years experience as a full time CBT Psychotherapist
Qualified EMDR Practitioner
BACP Accredited Psychotherapist
Post Graduate Diploma in CBT
Compassion focused therapy for shame based PTSD
Cognitive Therapy for PTSD
Integrating CBT and Third Wave Therapies
Working with Shame
Trans diagnostic Approaches to Imagery
Working with Moral Injury in PTSD
ASIST Suicide Intervention Skills
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 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Available weekends and evenings
£55 per 50 minute session of CBT
£70 per 90 minute session of EMDR
Availability - Evenings
There is ample free parking outside the office
Payments can be made online through online banking