Relational counselling and therapy
Are you looking for support through a challenging period in your life? Are you wanting to talk things through with a professional rather than rely on friends and family? Do you think that a non-judgemental space might provide an opportunity to talk through a decision, work through grief, or begin to explore low mood or anxiety?
Rachel is a qualified counsellor and is a member of the BACP. She holds a level 6 Diploma in Relational Counselling from the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute, a Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies from the Gestalt Centre in London, and a Certificate in Integrating Mindfulness into Professional Practice from Mindfulness UK. She is currently in advanced training in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute. She is also a qualified coach, and holds an ACC credential with the International Coaching Federation. Rachel draws on previous training in bodywork and yoga to bring a holistic approach to her counselling practice.
As well as running a private therapy practice in East and Central London, Rachel has worked for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity, and offered therapy to creative students in higher education institutions. She has previously worked in the staff wellbeing service of a major London hospital. Her background is in the arts, music and education.
Counselling offers a safe, regular space for you to reflect on what is going on for you right now, and to unpick patterns and ways of behaving and relating that maybe no longer serve you.
Why people come to see Rachel
There are many reasons people seek therapy. It may be a vague sense that something just doesn’t feel right, or there might be a specific issue you are wanting to address. Reasons that bring people to counselling include low self-esteem, bereavement, low mood, depression, relationship difficulties, working with anticipatory loss, divorce, retirement, stress, pain management, anxiety, bereavement, childlessness.
Therapy can also provide an opportunity for self-development by providing the space to explore what gives you a sense of meaning and fulfilment.
Rachel is committed to anti-oppressive practice, whereby she aims to treat with respect the diversity of human experience, whatever your gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, sexual orientation, neurotype, ability, disability, religion, culture or political beliefs, social and economic background, or immigration status.
Rachel offers a free 30 minute online or telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have and get a sense of whether therapy is right for you. Rachel charges £70 for a 50 minute counselling session.