Rachel Smeaton BSc. MSc. MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist
My name is Rachel and I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with registered BACP membership. I have a practice based in Wilmslow and Manchester, where I can offer a private and confidential service in a relaxed setting.
Counselling is an empowering process that can have a significant positive effect on your mental health and well-being. It can be useful for an individual who wants to explore thoughts or feelings they may be having, as well as for anyone experiencing a problem or issue they aren't coping with or would like to resolve.
I am trained in is person-centred counselling founded by Carl Rogers. This approach empowers you to discover solutions to issues in a supportive environment. As a counsellor I offer you my honesty and respect whilst we explore issues you feel you would like to bring to counselling.
People may choose to speak to a counsellor for many different reasons. It might be because they feel they cannot speak to their friends or family about certain topics. Some people might feel comfortable speaking to friends and family but come to counselling to speak in a room free from judgement and expectations. Some people may choose to talk to a counsellor because they like speaking to someone who is not involved in a situation they wish to talk about so they can provide and objective viewpoint.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied a BSc in Psychology at the University of Birmingham and this is where my interest in counselling first began. I then attended Keele University to complete my MSc in Counselling Psychology.
I have lots of experience working with teenagers and adults in a college and university as well as with working with a wide range of individuals in a GP surgery for the NHS. I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, phobias, trauma, inner conflicts, family conflicts, LGBTQ+ issues and many more.
I now have a practice in Wilmslow and Manchester where I continue to see clients for counselling. Please feel free to contact me or visit my website for any further information.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- LGBTQ+ issues
- inner conflict
- family conflict
- mental health
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Fees range from £30 - £50. Please contact myself or go to www.counsellingwithrachel.com for more information.
For any further information please visit my website www.counsellingwithrachel.com
Maps & Directions
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Please be aware the counselling room in Wilmslow is on the 2nd floor. For those less able, a counselling room on the ground floor can be requested in advance, however there are still a few steps to enter the property. Manchester has wheelchair access.
Wilmslow, 7 Hawthorn Lane: Monday: 1.00pm - 4.00pm Tuesday: 2.00pm - 6.30pm Thursday: 2.30pm - 6.30pm Manchester, The Angel Centre: Wednesday: 2.00pm - 7.30pm
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