Rachel Teare (MBACP accred)

Rachel Teare (MBACP accred)

38 Gaveston Gardens
OX15 0NX

07753 118564 / 07753 118564

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38 Gaveston Gardens
OX15 0NX

07753 118564 / 07753 118564

About me

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile which I hope will give you some idea about who I am and how I work. I think the most important thing is that you and I relate well and can understand each other as clearly as possible, from the outset.

About me
I have been working as a person-centred therapist for thirteen years. I am employed as a student counsellor in a local college to work with students of all ages. I have also worked with people in schools. I see people of varying ages and backgrounds in my private practice.

I am married and have three adult children aged 23 to 28 years. My daughter is married with two young children, one son is working and the other is still in Education. Consequently I have some experience of the joys and difficulties of raising a family and living with young people as well as working with them.

For 9 years I was involved in teaching counselling skills which I really enjoyed and helped keep me up to date in my own field and other counselling fields too .

I experience myself, and think others do also, as warm, friendly, approachable and outgoing. I think of myself as a genuine and sincere person. I am reliable, accountable, and dependable.

Where and how I work
On three days a week I work at the local college as a student counsellor. On the other days I hold my private practice from my home which is based in a quiet countryside location 6 miles south of Banbury and 17 miles north of Oxford. My therapy room has easy ground floor access and there is good parking. I am located near to a daytime bus route which runs twice an hour between Banbury and Oxford. I can also offer evening and weekend appointments.

I am willing to work with you for as few or as many sessions as we agree are appropriate. To start with sessions are usually on a weekly, negotiated basis and usually last about 50 minutes. Sessions with couples tend to be longer by agreement.

I enjoy the different values and beliefs each person brings to our counselling sessions. Working with clients with different family, social and educational backgrounds means that my sessions are tailored to each persons needs.

How counselling can help
Most of my training and work as a counsellor has been about really learning to listen to people, hearing the 'music' behind their words and sensing their deepest feelings, hurts, joys and fears. My experience is that when someone is really 'heard' in this way then therapeutic healing can occur. Over the years I have received plenty of positive feedback from clients confirming this process. Often people seem pleasantly surprised at how much they and their lives have changed!

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and a qualified supervisor. I completed all my studies at the University of Warwick where I was informed by the three main forms of counselling modality, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy. I specialised in the person-centred approach.

I am a qualified couples and relationship counsellor and so offer couples counselling.

I currently have a private practice seeing clients and supervisees as well as seeing clients and supervising counselling volunteers and others in my college work.

I am an accredited member of the BACP and adhere to that code of ethics and I am listed on the BACP register.

I am used to working with people who have a wide range of issues including relationship or work problems, anger management, low self esteem, addictions and other forms of self harm, abuse, eating disorders, bereavement as well as people who suffer from stress and anxiety or feel low, depressed and suicidal.

I am a qualified further and higher education teacher and for nine years I taught counselling to many adult students.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


I charge between £35 and £55 per hour for individuals and negotiate a fee with you as I will offer concessions according to your means.

Further information

Although I offer couples counselling much of the work I do with individuals also focuses on relationship problems. I am used to working with people who suffer anxiety and stress in their personal and/or working lives.

Maps & Directions

Banbury, OX15 0NX

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available on a Tuesday and Thursday during the day and evening and on Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have been working as a person-centered therapist for fifteen years and am also a qualified person-centered supervisor.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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