Dr Rachel Toole
I am a Chartered Psychologist and a Clinical Psychologist who worked in the NHS for 23 years since qualifying in 1998. I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care and Professions Council and a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I am a fully trained EMDR Therapist. I have extensive experience of working with adults experiencing psychological difficulties including addictions, phobias, anxiety, work related stress, dealing with changes in physical health, depression, grief and loss, anger and trauma. I have a particular interest in working with clients presenting with work related stress and anxiety.
If you wish to contact me we can then have a brief telephone conversation when you will have the opportunity to tell me a little about yourself, your difficulties and what you are hoping for from therapy. You will then get a sense of whether you feel I am the right therapist for you and I will be able to assess if I can meet your needs. That being the case a suitable session time will then be negotiated with you and will last an hour. Sessions are usually offered weekly, but this can also be negotiated. Following the assessment process I will aim to offer an intervention/treatment suited to your needs. This may include approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, (EMDR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) or Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This will be decided in collaboration with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
* Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, London (D.Clin. Psy)
* Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology, University of Central Lancashire (BSc Hons)
* Chartered Psychologist by the British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
* Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
* Fully Trained EMDR Therapist having completed 7 days of a 3 Part EMDR Europe Accredited Training
I worked predominantly in the NHS since 1998, in a variety of settings but always with adults presenting with a range of difficulties.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
£110.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£110 per hour.
Cancellation fee: (if less than 24 hours notice) 100%
Letter and report writing (if required)
Individual quotations provided.
Payment is required at the end of each session.
I offer sessions during normal working hours and into the evening.
Entering therapy can feel like a big step to take. I aim to offer an open, non judgemental approach and a private space to look at your difficulties with you. This will be undertaken in a professional but warm and compassionate manner. I practice in a lovely setting in Penkridge near Stafford, which is easily accessible from the M6, has plenty of parking available and a therapy room on the ground floor. Sessions last an hour. I aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible as I recognise that initial sessions can be daunting. However, hopefully you will soon find that you are pleased that you have entered into your therapy journey with me. Please get in touch for further information. I always reply to emails so please check your junk mail if you do not hear from me as a number of clients have said my reply has landed in their junk folder.