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 and Fareham 

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

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • WPA

Additional information

Please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07748 783476 to find out more information regarding my costs

Special rates available for students.

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

Availability

Currently I have availability on Tuesdays and Fridays in Southsea.

Further information

I have completed level 1 in British sign Language.

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

The West Street Counselling Centre
126 West Street
Fareham
PO16 0EP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer Clinical Supervision, a professional support to help you oversee your practice.

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Rachel Swanton

Rachel Swanton