My name is Rachael, I spent 4 years studying to gain my diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am an individual member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). As part of my training, I built up over 100 counselling hours with clients. As well as my private practice, I also volunteer as a counsellor at a local women’s centre. I am very passionate about what I do and I feel privileged to be a part of my client’s lives in this way, witnessing times of darkness and light!
My background is in supporting men, women and young people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and long term illness to improve their health & wellbeing and to feel good about themselves, the people and places around them. In my counselling practice, I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues such as loss, trauma, relationship issues and life transitions, to name a few. I understand that difficult experiences can often lead to feeling disconnected from those around us and can effect our confidence and self-esteem, which can often then lead to depression, anxiety, stress and problems with our health.
I work from a person-centred framework, which means that I believe you are the expert on your life and will collaborate with you on how to make the hard stuff easier to sit with. I offer support and encouragement in a genuine, empathic and non-judgemental way so that you can become more resilient and better able to handle life’s challenges. The process of Counselling can lead to new perspectives and self-awareness that can be both exciting and scary so it’s important that you feel listened to, respected and understood. My clients have often said that counselling helped them to untangle their thoughts and feelings so that they were able to live healthier and happier lives.
I believe in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, which is why I am delighted to be a part of the team at CORE. To arrange a FREE telephone consultation, you can contact me on 07852 626 007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is person-centred counselling?
Counselling is a term used when a trained professional is providing a safe, non-judgemental space to enable an individual to reflect, process and understand their anxieties and issues, this process can encourage that individual’s personal growth and development.
The person-centred approach to Counselling was developed by Dr. Carl Rogers in 1940. This approach moves away from the idea that the therapist is the expert and more towards the theory that human beings hold the answers within themselves and know themselves better than others do. Working with clients in a person-centred way gives the client space to explore their anxieties and worries at their pace. The aim of working with clients in this way is to facilitate them to find their own answers, gain a higher awareness of self and an understanding of their more authentic self so that they can can identify the changes they would like to make in life and feel better about the things they cannot control.
Some of the benefits of person-centred counselling.
Decrease in anxiety and feelings of panic
Open to new ideas and experiences
Ability to express personal feelings and opinions
Lessened guilt over past mistakes
Decreased feelings of stress
Overall healthy sense of change