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About Me

Hi, my name is Rachel. 

I am a fully qualified integrative therapeutic counsellor who is a registered member of the British Association Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP). I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling. 

I have many years of working and supporting individuals and families in both the private and volunteer sector. This has enabled me to gain a wealth of experience with all different ages on a wide range of many different issues.

My specialist areas include substance misuse and addictions, bereavement and loss, long term illness, palliative care, anxiety, depression and trauma.

Counselling is a talking therapy. It is a process. It isn’t a 'quick fix'. Counselling offers an opportunity to talk in confidence about problems or issues that concern you. It is a therapeutic approach that seeks to help you to explore and understand current or past difficulties. With the help of your counsellor you will ultimately get a better understanding of yourself.  

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Why Counselling?

Testimonials

I have really valued the time spent with Rachel. I was able to talk openly without fear of judgement in our sessions. Each session left me feeling like a weight had been lifted. Rachel has been incredibly encouraging and created a safe place to explore anything I needed to talk through. She has helped me build my self esteem and confidence with myself.

"I had a course of counselling sessions with Rachel, I found her very easy to talk to and very understanding. I'd never had counselling before so didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t understand why I was feeling the way I did but Rachel reassured me and helped me understand that I was justified to feel the way I did.  I would recommend Rachel to everyone, through her I feel I’m getting back to the way I was so if your struggling like I was then please have some sessions".

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Services

I offer counselling to young people, individual adults, couples and families (no more than 3 members). I can work with you for an agreed number of weeks or we can agree an open ended long term counselling relationship, depending on what you want. I offer both face to face appointments and online appointments which take place via the zoom platform.

FREE initial 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss how I could help you. 

Where We Are

I do my face to face sessions from a private room within a counselling centre. The centre is set in its own private grounds overlooking a paddock. There is a lot of outside space. All rooms are located on one floor making it very accessible. The centre offers free car parking facilities. The full address is 162 Illshaw Heath Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull. It can be reached via car from the M42 motorway, j4. There are also bus routes, A5 and A8.