Rachel Tillett

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Counsellor, MBACP (Elements Counselling)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

York YO24 & Tadcaster LS24
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

                                    * Face-to-Face - Online - Walk & Talk*

Firstly, a very warm welcome!

You may be here because something has happened in your life that you would like to discuss, or perhaps you feel like something is amiss but can't quite put your finger on what! We come to counselling for many reasons: anxiety, loss, family issues or low self-esteem to name a few.  From experience, feeling safe and comfortable with your counsellor seriously impacts your progress (research also agrees) and this is why I provide a confidential and supportive environment where you can talk at your own pace, safe in the knowledge you will be treated with respect and accepted for who you are.

It feels like a good place to begin by saying that I too am human, just like you. I face challenges, as you do and I certainly am not perfect. But this is great news because it means I won’t judge you for not being perfect either!

How does counselling work?

I will listen to you. Telling your story and reflecting on your experiences with the support of a caring yet objective person at hand can help you to gain the clarity and valuable insights needed to enable you to work through the challenges you face. Counselling is time that is dedicated to you, focusing on your needs and personal exploration. I may share practical exercises at times and ideas which have proved helpful to others for you to consider also.

Asking for support can be a big step and I have to be honest here, counselling may not be easy at times as it required us to challenge our beliefs and behaviours at times; but rest assured we will work together towards your personal goals and I will be alongside you firmly rooted in the belief that you can achieve them.

What can counselling help with?

Counselling can help you to explore many aspects of life, some of the common experiences of people I work with are as follows:

  • Anxiety & stuckness 
  • Confidence & self-esteem issues
  • Depressive & low mood
  • Negotiating major life events
  • Loneliness & abandonment
  • Loss of many shapes and sizes including bereavement 
  • Mother-daughter issues & estrangement
  • Relationships issues (romantic & family issues)
  • Shame 
  • Work stress 

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Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications 

I am committed to professional development, and hold the following qualifications:

  • Within the final month of: MSc in the Psychology of Mental Health & Well-Being (inc. BPS membership) 
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Walk & Talk Therapy Training
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • Level 2 & 3 Certificates in Counselling Skills
  • Safeguarding Training
  • BA (Hons) in Management

I also attend regular Continued Professional Development (CPD) counselling seminars, workshops and supervision sessions.


I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).  I have worked on behalf of non-profit organisations supporting people living with disabilities, bereavement and families living with cancer diagnosis. 

Being an Integrative Counsellor offers me the flexibility to bring together elements of different counselling theories to support our unique life experiences. I approach sessions in a Person-Centred way which means I aim to attune to your feelings and experiences whilst, at times, gently challenging you to encourage increased self-awareness.

Prior to counselling I worked in a law firm which supported young people, adults and families facing criminal charges.  I have worked in different environments, in manual jobs, management roles, on an employed and self-employed basis; all of which have proved to be a great foundation for my counselling 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

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Cigna

Additional information

I offer a 20-minute free informal call prior to booking a session. This gives you the chance to ask any questions you may have. There is no such thing as a silly question, so please ask whatever you need to know.  This call also gives you the opportunity to see how you feel talking to me as it's important to find a counsellor that you feel at ease with.

Sessions last for 60 minutes at a cost of £50.00 (concessionary rates may apply as above).

Requests for weekend appointments will be considered.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer sessions between:

Monday to Thursday: 8am - 8pm 

Further information

My Counselling Room

I want you to feel comfortable in our sessions. My room is set back from the roadside with plenty of natural light with a big cosy chair. It is also accessible by wheelchair and has a private toilet located near the entrance.

There is off-street parking available, a secure space for bikes and a bus stop at the road end.

Woodthorpe, York, YO24

Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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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.

My counselling room is located on the ground floor along with the client toilet.

Online platforms

Google Meet