Rachel Teare (MBACP accred)
38 Gaveston Gardens
07753 118564 / 07753 118564
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on a Tuesday and Thursday during the day and evening and on Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|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.