Psychotherapist in Central London
“Integrative therapy means that I can adapt the way in which I work to suit you and your needs at this time.”
Working With Rachel
My philosophy that ‘everyone is unique and therefore everyone requires their own solutions’ has informed the way I approach my work
For you, the client, the most relevant thing about my mode of therapy is that you decide the way in which I provide counselling.
I dislike the idea of only working in one way, and consequently “placing” one type of therapy onto every person with the notion that “one size fits all”. Rather, I think that everyone is completely unique and requires a different way of working to someone else.
“Anxiety & Depression are two of the most frequently encountered emotional issues in therapy, I find the subjects fascinating as they stem from such a diverse set of circumstances.”
My early years as a Counsellor was with the mental health charity Mind working with anxiety and depression. This role gave me a secure foundation in dealing with the huge breadth of mental health issues that adults in our modern world deal with.
It is still the case that for many of my clients, Anxiety and / or Depression are the emotional responses that bring them to consider working with a therapist.
These two emotions are interesting, not necessarily in themselves, but because the variety and range of reasons, experiences and triggers that have caused these reactions is so varied.
For example, when I say that I have worked with anxiety and depression, I am really saying I have worked with individuals experiencing situations ranging from:
- relationships breakdowns
- difficulties with parents
- issues from childhood
- issues with attachment causing problems in their adult lives
- problems at work and at university
- issues with self-esteem
- past abuse
- feeling ‘stuck’ in life
- problems around identity
- sexuality and confidence
- bereavement experiences
. . . and the list goes on.
Working with the most vulnerable in society, developing the skills to listen and understand
Following my time with Mind, I worked as a counsellor with the homeless . . . Although this seems a world away from private practice, my experience of working therapeutically with this client group means that I have experience of dealing with trauma, PTSD, abuse, addiction and complex mental health issues.
When these issues arise with clients in private practice I bring the knowledge and experience of my work with both Mind and the homeless to be able to meet your needs as my client.
Domestic Violence and Working with Vulnerable Women
Undertaking specialist training in counselling victims of Domestic Abuse, I worked as a counsellor with the Woman’s Trust (West London) specifically with women who have experienced or been affected by domestic abuse.
This work has bought me into contact with survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse and has informed me of the complexities of domestic abuse and its impact on an individual.
Understanding the complexities of Human Relationships and the challenges they face
Working with these various organisations has given me an in-depth knowledge of the challenges and behaviours that can occur within relationships. I find working with clients who are struggling with relationship issues enormously rewarding. Our relationships with others, in some form or another, are often a key part of the therapeutic process.
Qualifications and Professional Membership
I have been working as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor since 2011.
I have a Master of Science in Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Greenwich which was an ‘integrative’ mode of training. What this means is that I combine several different therapeutic approaches. . . Humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy in the way that I work.
Taking the first step to a more fulfilled or content you
The most important thing is that you have taken the first step to resolving whatever it is that you feel is troubling you and preventing you from fully engaging with your life, your partner or your work.
If you would like to discuss what is troubling you then call me for an initial conversation or you can contact me using the form below or by email.
How to Contact Rachel
Client – Therapist Agreement
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BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling
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