Hello, well done for making this first step either for yourself or for someone whom you care about. A professional counsellor will not only give you a safe space to talk but may help you on the path to heal old wounds, helping you to understand who you are and how you would like to move forward. This space is confidential and non-judgemental so that you can trust that I am here for you and to listen to how you are experiencing your life.
I know from my own counselling journey and from listening to my client's experiences, that this is a unique opportunity to have a relationship with someone who is there just for you and totally accepts you. I work within an integrative approach which means I treat each person as an individual, therefore, I am able to tailor therapy around your individual needs. I believe and research shows that healing happens within the therapeutic relationship because the relationship between you and I is the most important factor - a relationship where you can feel supported, listened to and encouraged.
Sometimes we do not know why we are sad or anxious, depressed or having difficulties in our relationships but I am here to offer you a guiding hand to enable you to explore. I believe that we all have the answers inside us and with some guidance and in a non-judgemental way that together we can find your answers and give you some hope.
I am a fully qualified BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) registered counsellor and psychotherapist adhering to their ethical framework and codes of practice. I hold a Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Counselling (FdA), with person-centred and psychodynamic theory underpinning my work. I have a BA Honours in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also have an advanced specialist course in counselling children and young people (National Counselling Society).
In addition to my private practice, I am a counsellor working for Teens in Crisis providing specialist counselling for children and young people aged 9 – 21 years. I also work at Carers Gloucestershire as a volunteer counsellor. I have a wealth of experience with a wide range of clients I am fully insured and I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
Complete the form below with your details and therapy requirements - Rachel will then contact you to discuss making a booking....