Rachel Williams MBACP (registered)
The type of therapy I practice looks at how we function uniquely as human beings within a world full of uncertainties, beliefs and expectations. I work on the basis that we each know what is best for our own growth and that we have the ability to make choices. There are of course things that are beyond our control as human beings but it is possible to live with those elements and I can support you to recognise and choose your pathway through those difficult times if that something that you are looking for.
I am not here to give advice but rather to create the space that will allow you to see your own pathway that fits within the world that you live in. By delivering a non-judgmental and honest approach I look forward to experiencing your world alongside you. It is a privilege to be allowed to experience your world and your uniqueness and I continue to learn from individuals time after time.
Trust is a big part of allowing you to explore your inner most thoughts and feelings which is why the pace of the sessions is determined by you. It is important that you feel safe and supported if therapy is to allow you to achieve your wishes or goals in life.
Counselling can be a life changing experience when conducted at the appropriate time, for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and maybe fears. It is also important to find the right counsellor to go through that experience with you.
I have worked in a well known mental health charity from being a student counsellor through to qualifying as a therapeutic counsellor. This has given me the opportunity to work with a wide range of mental health difficulties. I also have a sound knowledge of working within my skill set and competency. If further support is needed I have a good knowledge of referrals and signposting since offering the best service is of upmost importance to me.
I am a fully insured and qualified therapist. Additionally I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and conduct regular continuing professional development as the professional body requires. It is important to me to stay current and knowledgeable in an ever changing world which can effect how we experience our lives and our unique being.
I am currently offering online and telephone counselling and various times are available to suit needs. If you think my approach would suit what you would require from a therapist, please feel free to get in touch for an informal chat before making the decision to seek counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- GDPR- Data Protection June 2020
- Online and Telephone Counselling Course May 2020
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2018
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies 2016
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2015
- Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) 2017
- Mental Health First Aid Training 2015
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 for a 50 minute session. Concessionary rate available for students and those on low incomes.
Concessions offered for
Mobile number: 07763 008979 (answer machine available to leave a message and I will return your call).
Late afternoon, evening and weekend appointments available.