Hello, I’m Rachael and I am a Relational Integrative Counsellor offering short and long term therapy to adults in the centre of Bath. But what does this actually mean?
Well, the relational aspect of my approach means that I am interested in the dynamics of the relationship we create between ourselves, together with the relationships you form outside of our counselling relationship, with others and we could even go as far as to say the world itself. How we relate to ourselves and others will be something that features in our work together.
As the title suggests, my integrative style of working is influenced by a number of different approaches. The core of which include, Person-Centred and Psychodynamic approaches and aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This is further complemented by my growing interest in mindfulness meditation which I practice in my personal life and may feature as part of our work together if desired. Whilst my background in training and personal development offers the opportunity to introduce some useful coaching skills into our work if that feels right.
Together, our work might take us to your past, present and future. We will explore your hopes and expectations, reveal your thoughts and assumptions. Between us, we will discuss what it is that brings you to counselling and where would you like to go with it. Essentially, I am interested in you as a living, breathing person, and the changes you might like to introduce to make your life look like how you want it to look.
In regards to the business side of things, I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means I am committed to working with you in a way that is professional, ethical and respectful. It also means that I embark upon ongoing training and personal development, and attend regular Supervision to remain up to date in developments within the field and within my own practice.
If you would like to know something that isn’t covered here or have a chat to find out if we might be the ‘right fit’, then please take a look at my website and feel free to e-mail or telephone me to arrange a no obligation initial appointment. If I don’t pick up, please leave a message and I’ll get back to you.
I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist. I have 15 years experience in training, education and management. I have worked at Bath Spa University, Wiltshire County Council, Wiltshire College and in the inner city areas of London, Bristol and Birmingham.
In addition I have particular experience working with loss of confidence and self esteem difficulties, the impact of bullying at home, school and the workplace and chronic, cumulative and subtle childhood trauma.
Who am I?
I am an Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My original training was in NHS Nursing (RGN 1982) and Midwifery (RM 1984) which although I no longer practice has given me a broad understanding of health issues. Since qualifying with a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Surrey University (1997) I have undertaken a number [...]