Rachel Wesley

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BSc (Hons), PG (Dip) in Counselling, Reg MBACP and EMDR UK
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bolton BL1 & Chorley, Preston PR7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

Coaching and clinical supervision is offered to individuals working in the education and care sectors ie therapists, mental health workers, teachers, social workers, nurses. Supervision offered is face to face, group facilitation and also via Zoom/what's app.  I offer a person-centred and collaborative supervision model, the Hawkins and Shohet 7-eyed Model.  However I am an integrative therapist and as a supervisor, I also integrate the IDM model into my practice, adjusting approaches as the supervision relationship requires and where relevant for the supervisee and their client group.  I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision.  I have extensive experience of working in a variety of NHS, education, social care and voluntary settings. A flexible and collaborative approach is offered that firstly focuses on the wellbeing of the supervisee then on caseload management and if appropriate, education and training. Many students have commented that they have found working with me has opened up how beneficial a bio-psycho-social model approach has helped their clients and personal development.

I have worked in primary/secondary NHS settings, along with occupational health and private practice so can offer support in terms of seeking job opportunities and setting up private practice.  My previous HR career can also be helpful in supporting new therapists with CV development, job applications and interview skills. 

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.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Bolton, Lancashire, BL1

Chorley, Preston, Lancs, PR7

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Chorley and Preston premises

Online platforms


Type of session

In person

I am an experienced and pragmatic practitioner; working as a psychotherapist for 18 years in the NHS/IAPT/occupational health/private practice arenas.


Rachel Wesley
Rachel Wesley