About me

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and am therefore client-led ​.  I provide the time and space for you to off-load, discuss and explore your thoughts, feelings or situations.
I believe that we can work out problems and anxieties, no matter how ‘stuck’ we can feel, just through the simple act of being listened to without judgement.  Counselling is a relationship where we can work together to acknowledge the issues that you wish to understand and resolve.

For detailed information on the services I provide for Adults, Couples, Children, Young People and Full-Time Students (18yrs+), please click the link through to my website or email me.

I am registered with Norfolk SAFER which is a programme led by the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB).  Norfolk SAFER ensures that those working with children carry out their safeguarding responsibilities as required by the law.

I have worked with a range of issues with individuals and couples:

  • Bereavement
  • Carers
  • Disability and illness
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family matters
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Self-harm

Areas of counselling I work with:

  • Abortion
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Carer support
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
  • Chronic pain
  • Couples issues
  • Cross cultural relationships
  • Depression
  • Learning difficulties
  • Leaving care
  • Miscarriage
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Terminal illness
  • Trauma
  • Work related stress

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
  • BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling.
  • DBS checked and Registered with Norfolk SAFER programme.
  • My current studies include an MA Inclusive Education and I have recently completed the module ‘Addressing inequality and difference in education practice which covers issues of Social Justice and Inequality’.

Prior to my work as a counselling, I have worked with organisations such as:

  • International Childcare Trust (Kenya)
  • Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)
  • Stonham Homes
  • Norfolk Youth Service (NYCS)​

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information

£45 per session
​Additional people £5 each (such as partner, family member, etc)

£30 Full-time Student reduced rates upon request (18yrs +)

I have low cost and concessionary appointments, which are available upon request.

There will be an additional fuel cost for home visits which is dependent on location.


I have some appointments available.

Further information

My areas of interest:

Working with those affected in some way by unseen disability is one of my areas of interest.  For example, I have worked with couples, parents and individuals in coming to understand new ways of adjusting to and understanding disability.

In some circumstances I am also able to offer home visits, telephone or skype counselling, or a mixture of these.  However, I do prefer that clients visit my room as this offers a completely mutual, unattached, quiet space in which to explore deep and personal experiencing away from daily norms and routines.

For those interested in home visits or other types of counselling I will assess the viability of this service for the client, and for myself, as there are many factors to take into consideration.

The Close

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Rachel Spinney

Rachel Spinney