Rachel Swanton

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Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8DP
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About me

I offer Phone, Online and face to face counselling. I have been a qualified counsellor since 2008 and as an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I work closely with the ethical guidelines which have been set for both client and counsellor.

I offer long and short term confidential therapy for adults and young people.

Counselling location's: Southsea 

Working in a client led setting I offer both talking and creative therapies, this enables different and individual clients to discover the most appropriate way of working/exploring to suit your needs.

I have experience working with:

  • Long and short term work
  • General Counselling
  • Child Counselling
  • Promoting personal effectiveness
  • Loss & Bereavement
  • Physical Disability
  • Limb Loss
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Sexual Abuse

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling BA (hons) 2011
  • Diploma in counselling 2007
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Young Children and Adolescents (2009)
  • Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (2009)
  • Diploma  in Supervision

I have worked within the NHS as a specialist Amputee Counsellor, Voluntary as a child and adult bereavement counsellor and currently work privately in general counselling.

I also have worked with children who have survived sexual abuse since 2014 and regularly undertake trauma training to keep me updated in this area of work.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

A 24 hour notice period is required for a cancellation, else full charge will apply.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

 I work on Tuesdays and Fridays in Southsea.

I offer video/phone session Wednesday and Thursday.

Libero Counselling & Personal Development, 122 Winter Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8DP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Rachel Swanton
Rachel Swanton