Hello, I'm Rachel and I am registered member of the National Counselling Society, I work safely and meet the standards of the Professional Body as a competent, ethical and independent counsellor through continuing supervision and professional development attending courses, workshops and events. I provide confidential therapy in a non-judgemental, empathic setting. I am based in a private clinic close to the centre of Lincoln with free parking.
I understand that choosing to have therapy can be a big decision for you and it can sometimes be overwhelming and difficult to know where to start, for both individuals and couples. I have a person-centred value, which places you and your needs and experiences at the heart of your therapy. I will be able to work with you on a short-term or long-term basis, whichever is most helpful to you.
My approach is to guide and support you, but ultimately you are in control of your therapy. It is completely up to you to decide what you wish to talk about and you make your commitment to each session. In this way, it is like learning to drive or riding a bike. You are in the control seat and I am by your side, guiding, supporting and navigating you on your journey.
Whilst my approach is mostly like ‘talk therapy’, I do draw on many elements of counselling practice depending on what may help and support you most in your therapy. This may include CBT approaches (link between thoughts, actions and behaviours) as well as other interactive types of intervention; this may be writing, drawing and elements of role-play. I will always discuss with you about each approach to your therapy. It is very important that you are comfortable and you are able to work in a way that is going to be helpful to you.
Our therapeutic work is a joint partnership which will benefit from a feeling of trust between you as the client and me as the counsellor. As like most things, this can take time to grow and develop, and this will vary between each person. I normally recommend you, or if you are attending as a couple, attend your first session to get an understanding and feel for how it will be working together. You can then decide if you wish to proceed with further sessions and can book more in as block booking, or week by week. It is usually recommended to book as far as possible, to commit to a regular slot at the same time each week.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Introduction to Counselling Skills & Theory - Level 2
- Advanced Counselling Skills & Theory - Level 3
- Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory
- Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory
- Couples Counselling Certificate
- Online & Telephone Counselling Certificate
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £60.00
Concessions offered for
My charges are as follows:
- Individual Clients - £40.00 per session
- Couples - £60.00 per session
- Trainee charges - £35.00 per session
I am qualified to work with clients of all ages and couples as well. Sessions for adults and young adults are normally 50 minutes long, but this will depend on the individual needs. Sessions for couples will vary and can be between 50-75 minutes, again, depending on the needs of the couple.
If you would like any further information or are interested, please do not hesitate to get in touch and I look forward to hearing from you.