Rachel is a professionally trained therapist and life coach, a member of the BACP and b-eat (eating disorders), and is a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders. She has worked as a youth counsellor, and for Women’s Aid, and voluntary agencies, as well as working for employer assistance programmes and other counselling agencies.
Her main mode of counselling is based on Gestalt therapy, incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. These methods work well alongside each other, as the ’here and now’ nature of Gestalt therapy allows us to explore deeply your ’story’ and needs, and the Cognitive behavioural element enables the client to actively continue their therapeutic process inbetween sessions.
Depression, anxiety, general life stresses, bereavement, and low self worth are some examples of conditions she works with.
Eating disorders: Her work with eating disorders is based on The National Centre for Eating Disorder’s research and training: her specialism is working with people suffering from compulsive overeating, and obesity. These can be overwhelming symptoms of disordered eating, and often the sufferer feels hopeless, finding it difficult to know how to take any positive steps, especially when they may have tried to do so before, and failed. Through a tried and tested method, she can help you to regain control, and start to enjoy rather than fear food, and to find a new and healthy rhythm to your life.
Comments from previous clients:
"Rachel made me feel immediately comfortable and able to offload without being judged. It was such a relief and helped me to be more able to stand up for myself at work".
"This was my first time with counselling and I am so pleased I did it. I can now see what I need to do with my future - thank you Rachel!"
"You’re a great listener - loved the creative stuff too, when I needed it. Thanks for everything".
This is your chance to work through your thoughts and feelings with a qualified and experienced professional counsellor, without being judged or criticised. Counselling is a process that involves talking about issues or problems that are causing you distress. It involves spending time exploring specific difficulties, such as low-mood or anxiety, to understand why you are feeling like this and what might help make things better. It is generally focused on specific topics that are affecting you at the moment, and is a supportive process designed to make you feel in control.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is everything I say confidential? Yes, unless there is any risk of harm to you or others - Rachel will explain this when you meet, and it will be included on a leaflet for you to keep. She works according to the ethical framework of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Will you recommend a diet? No, but you will receive education about how to structure your meal plans, make nutritious food choices and establish new ’behaviour chains’ to optimise your chances of leading a positive future.
How long does a session last? 50 minutes
Do you prescibe any medicine? No
How much does each session cost? Cost of one to one sessions: £80 or block booking of six sessions: £450
skype sessions: £45
My training, work experience and any achievement
DipHE (Gestalt), Master Practitioner Eatng Disorders, CBT Cert, BA Hons, PGCE
Training: Yoga for Eating Disorders, Mindfulness, Mindful Eating, meditation
Other concerns & issues I deal with
Concerns & issues I deal with
- Anger Management
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Career Counselling
- Childhood Issues
- Compulsive Behaviour
- Concentration Problems
- Domestic Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Family Problems
- Gay Issues
- Impulsive Behaviour
- Low Self Confidence
- Low Self Esteem
- Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
- Manipulative Behaviour
- Negative Thoughts
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Attacks
- Personal Growth
- Personal Relationships
- Physical Abuse
- Post Natal Depression (PND)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship Problems
- Repetitive Negative Patterns
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Self Determination
- Self Development
- Self Harm
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Harassment
- Social Phobia
- Stress Management
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Unresolved Issues
- Weight Loss
- Work Stress
- Emotional Abuse
- Weight Loss
- Art Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Relaxation Therapy
- Stress Management
- Weight Loss: £80/session
- Art Therapy: £80/session
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): £80/session
- Counselling: £80/session
- Meditation: £80/session
- Relaxation Therapy: £80/session
- Stress Management: £80/session
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