Rachel Roberts

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MSc MBACP, Supervisor, Coach, Mentor
Available for new clients
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Leek, Staffordshire, ST13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Brené Brown said: ‘we don’t have to do all of it alone, we were never meant to’.

This phrase has a lot of meaning for me, and I hope it reaches out to you in the same way. These are very difficult times and we don’t have to only rely on ourselves to get through it. This is where you can reach out to someone to talk to.

My virtual counselling ‘room’ is an LGBTQIA+ safe space, and you can be yourself with me.

Please see below for: How counselling can help, information for student counsellors and Supervision.

How counselling can help

I primarily work in a Person-Centred way which means I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place to explore your emotions, thoughts and difficulties around any area you feel is important in that session. I can offer you an empathic ear, a place to leave your emotional luggage and someone to walk with whilst you’re having a difficult time.

Person-Centred Therapy offers you a way to offload your difficulties, but also to be able to explore your own emotions, feelings, frustrations, behaviour and how you view the world around you in order to gain a greater understanding of yourself. My aim is to empower you to break unhelpful cycles of thought and behaviour so you can be the best version of you possible.

I can provide you with short and long term (open-ended) therapy; over the phone and online.

In addition, I am a qualified Mentor and Coach which can give you additional skills for the improvement of your mental health.

Information for student counsellors

If you a student looking to complete your required personal counselling hours for your course, please get in touch. We can work together to get the hours you need for your course in addition provide you with support for the pressures studying does give.

I do offer concessions for those with limited income and I can also provide evening counselling if needed.


I am a qualified Supervisor from the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy and offer online or telephone Supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors/supervisors. I work in a primarily Humanistic way, however I'm very comfortable meeting you with which ever modality you work in.

My Supervision fees begin at £45 per hour for trainee counsellors, and £55 for qualified counsellors. I also offer concessions for trainee supervisors.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychology, a Bachelors (with Honours) in Performance Art and I’m a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I also have a qualification in Supervision from the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.

I have a Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a Diploma in Asperger Awareness, including a Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling and I have completed a post graduate certificate in coaching and mentoring from the Institute of Counselling.

In addition, I've completed training in Critical Incident and Stress Management and Debriefing, and Psychological First Aid. I have completed training in Dream Restructuring which has proven very beneficial for those with PTSD.

I’ve provided counselling for over ten years, with experience in: Dealing with loss and future loss, bereavement, all aspects of grief and disenfranchised grief (typically to do with the loss of pets), gender dysphoria, sexuality, physical and learning difficulties, self-harm, psychological, physical and sexual abuse, violent behavioural tendencies, empathy and compassion difficulties, memory loss, stroke and the resulting effects, self-esteem, relationships with those who have learning difficulties, anger management, eating disorders, autistic tendencies and spectrum, foster parenting, Alzheimer’s, drug and alcohol dependency, mental health difficulties, suicidal tendencies, familial difficulties, work-related illnesses, OCD, stress and anxiety, depression, miscarriages, breakdown of relationships, bullying (both workplace and elsewhere), medical diagnosis e.g. epilepsy and bipolar disorder, trauma, homelessness, residential support, legal and court trauma, self-harm, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post traumatic stress (PTS), losing children, social expectations, agoraphobia, the effects of the menopause and hysterectomy, military and COVID related PTSD.

Member organisations

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

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per hour

When I work

Please contact me for availability

East Drive, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I currently offer counselling and supervision by Zoom (online) or telephone only

Online platforms




I am a qualified Supervisor and Counsellor, with over ten years of experience. I am primarily Humanistic but comfortable working with all modalities

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Rachel Roberts
Rachel Roberts