Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Essential Space
Alleyne Lodge
Knapp Road
GL50 3QH

07394 066071

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About me

Are you finding life difficult but feel unable to talk to family or friends about what is troubling you? I can offer you a friendly, safe and non-judgemental environment in which to explore and work through the concerns that have caused you to seek counselling.

I am a qualified, BACP registered counsellor. I offer short and long term counselling in Cheltenham.

Counselling aims to help you to help yourself to understand why you feel the way you do, and to plan how to cope with emotional and practical realities.

I am here to work with you as you learn more about yourself. I do not tell you what to do. You are the best person to know what the right solution is for you as an individual. My role is to help you find the answers. I do this by encouraging you to talk about whatever you want.

Talking out loud to someone you trust can help you to clarify and make sense of things. It can make things feel less overwhelming, less scary, less confusing. It can help you put something in a new or different perspective. Talking about your concerns can help to relieve physical tension as 'the weight is lifted from your shoulders'.

I have worked with people who have experienced a wide range of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of confidence
  • Relationship issues
  • Bereavement
  • Decision making
  • Long term illness (mental & physical)
  • Trauma (incl. sexual abuse)
  • Pregnancy issues (incl. abortion)

I work with adults aged 18 - 98.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP registered
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB), Listening Post, Gloucester
  • Certificates in Counselling Skill & Studies (CPCAB), Listening Post, Gloucester
  • The Well Counselling, Malvern - Counsellor & Teacher

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£50 per session (50 minutes)

Trainee Counsellors - £40

Maps & Directions

Cheltenham, GL50 3QH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people
Older adults