About me

Most sessions I currently offer are via Zoom, however I can also offer face-to-face sessions in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire and have access to a room in Illshaw Heath, near Solihull.

How Counselling Can Help

You may describe your experience in a particular way such as anxiety, depression, or trauma or link it to work issues such as bullying, stress or overwhelming pressures to perform. 

It may be that you have a clear idea of what is going on and can see it in the list on my profile. Some people also seek counselling for personal growth to develop a greater understanding of who they are and what that means for them. 

Or you may feel a sense of disconnect and unease that “something” is not right.  Perhaps what you have tried before hasn’t helped in the way you hoped it would and you are not sure where to go next.  

Whatever your reason for seeking counselling or psychotherapy together we can explore and make sense of issues that might be stopping you from living life more fully and offer you a greater sense of freedom.

Training, qualifications & experience

My academic qualifications are an MSc: Person Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy (Distinction) and a BSc (Hons): Life Sciences (1st). 

I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for the past 4 years in both the charity sector and in enhanced primary care in the NHS.  Before solely concentrating on psychotherapy, I have experience within both the education and corporate sectors.  I believe having a wide range of life experiences supports me to be a more rounded person and to be a more effective therapist.  My experiences have given me a particular interest in how the work-place effects a person’s wellbeing, how issues in relationships can be difficult, as well has how trauma impacts people over time.

I hold full clinical membership for the following ethical bodies and practice in accordance with their ethical frameworks:

UKCP:  Registered Clinical Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

HIPC: Registered Clinical Member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College.

SPTI: Graduate Member of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute

I am also an approved tutor with CPCAB to teach L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

My standard fee is £55 per session.  I accept payment by BACS (bank transfer) and fees must be paid 48 hours in advance to secure your session with me.  There are a limited number of reduced rate sessions available which can be accessed either by therapists-in-training or for those with specific needs.  Please do ask if cost would be a barrier to us working together, as we may be able to come to an arrangement that works for us both.

I am also an approved provider for counselling and psychotherapy with Aviva, AXA PPP Heathcare and Vitality Health, giving clients a further route to access therapy with me.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

My take on psychotherapy/counselling:

Essentially it is a journey taken by two people in a room (or virtual space) (probably) talking. On the one hand that sounds simple and on one level it is.

What you can expect from counselling/psychotherapy with me:

A good psychotherapist will offer you a safe space to talk through what you need to, giving you the opportunity to really hear yourself clearly.  It is your journey, and I will walk alongside you wherever it takes us.  It may include words, images, feelings, or body sensations to help us understand your experiences.  This can be a difficult process to do which involves hard work and sometimes people feel worse before they feel better which can be challenging.

By experiencing a genuine, honest, professional, safe, and caring relationship with your psychotherapist/counsellor it allows you to have a better understanding of yourself and means you can experience greater freedom and explore choices that you weren’t aware of before.

Once you have this awareness there is a choice as to whether you would like things to change or not.  I believe it is vital that the person in control of the direction of the process is you, the client and that I am with you whatever you decide, whether that is to continue in therapy to effect change, or to stay the same in which case we can work on how you would like to move forward.

However, most people who are motivated to change and continue to work through the challenges often find it a life changing experience.

High Street
Henley-in-Arden
Warwickshire
B95 5AA

Illshaw Heath Road
Solihull
B94 6DL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Rachel Sutton

Rachel Sutton