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Therapy session

Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone.

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Are you struggling at the moment? Do you need help understanding your thoughts and feelings? I may be able to help.

Psychology Session

Anxiety

 Constantly worried about the future, what’s going to happen and can’t stop your thoughts from stressing you out? Dealing with your anxiety can help you lead a more peaceful, calmer life.

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Low self esteem

If you are thinking you’re not good enough or not attractive enough. Telling yourself you won’t achieve what you want, you could be suffering from low self-confidence

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Depression

When you’re suffering from depression, it can feel like nothing will change, your future will be the same as your past. It can be very lonely and may leave you feeling like no one will understand what you’re going through

Hi, I’m Rachel, I am a integrative counsellor, with over 3 years of experience in helping adults 16 years and above. I offer sessions from my office in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria as well as offering remote sessions online.
 
I am a BACP Registered Integrative Therapist and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice

The relationship between you and your counsellor is key to your therapy journey.  You need to feel that you are heard, understood and valued.  It is therefore important that you find the right counsellor for you, I always recommend booking a free telephone conversation to get an understanding of your counsellor.

I work as an integrative counsellor,  simplified means that I offer my clients an experience that is bespoke to what they bring to each session. My approach looks at the whole person considering psychological, emotional and physical needs. I am non-judgmental with the aim being to support individuals to set goals and develop behaviors to improve their satisfaction with life.

My area of interest is working with farmers and rural workers.  I currently offer a drop in centre at Crooklands Auction Mart once a month assisting the nurses on health check days.  Farmers have so much to contend with from the weather, political/media influences most of which is out of their control.  Breaking down stigmas that surround mental health especially with farmers is hugely important to me.

I am now offering single session therapy, SST is therapy which lasts for one session rather a than traditional block of sessions.  This is a great opportunity to explore therapy for the first time without committing.  It is also good for people who don't have the time/money.

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About

What to expect

Therapy can be scary, the thought of opening old wounds can be terrifying or opening up to someone new can be daunting it is paramount to me that I provide a safe, confidential and emphatic space, the pace of our sessions is set by you.

 

When you arrive, once you’ve made yourself comfortable, we will talk about what’s going to happen during the session and the importance of and limits to confidentiality.  I will answer any questions and attempt to address any concerns or anxieties you might have.

You will then have a chance to tell your story and what you want to get from counselling.  Some people find this pours out of them with ease whilst others find it harder to articulate.  There is no right or wrong way to do this and I will make it as easy as possible for you.

If you’re feeling anxious during the session I am skilled at helping you be at ease.  If you find that emotions well up or you become lost for words, that’s OK

The counselling journey that we embark on can help support you in bringing about the change you are seeking in your life.  It can empower you to move forward with renewed awareness and understanding of yourself, as well as techniques to help support you, as you continue on life's journey.

Availability now for face - face and online therapy.

Experience

I am a friendly and professional counsellor located in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, easily accessible to people coming from the Eden Valley.  I am experienced in supporting individuals who have experienced personal difficulties, including:

 

  • Abuse,

  • Anxiety, 

  • Bereavement,

  • Grief & loss, 

  • Depression, 

  • Loneliness and isolation, 

  • A sense of being stuck, 

  • Loss of meaning,

  • Low self-confidence,

  • Low self-esteem, 

  • Relationship issues, 

  • Stress,

  • Work-related stress

  • Trauma

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Services

I offer face to face and online therapy sessions. 

I currently offer day appointments

Each individual session costs £40 and lasts for 50 minutes.

Single session therapy costs £55 and lasts for 90 minutes - Please state your interest at first point of contact.

The first session is discounted at £15,  where I will complete an assessment.  This gives us an opportunity to meet and ask questions, discuss your needs, and to see if I am the right therapist for you. If you would like to continue, we can arrange a regular day and time to meet. Sessions are usually weekly, but we can discuss other options if you feel this may not work for you. Therapy can be short-term or long-term, depending on your needs and preference. 

Payment can be made by cash upon arrival, or by bank transfer at least 24 hours in advance of the session.

 

Please give 24 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule or cancel a session. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged at full price.

Client Confidentiality

As a counsellor I have both a legal and an ethical duty to protect my clients’ confidentiality at all times.  This extends to basic personal data like names and addresses as well as the more sensitive personal information that is inevitably shared during the course of therapy.  Having lived in a small community the majority of my life I appreciate the importance of confidentiality, it will be one of the first things we discuss and explore how this may impact on your therapy journey.

My Commitment to My Clients

  • I will never share or sell your personal data for personal or commercial gain.

  • I take every precaution to ensure that your personal identity or personal data is secure and not accidentally shared or disclosed.

  • In order to comply with data protection laws I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

  • I comply with the ethical and professional standards set out by the BACP.

  • I provide all clients with a written contract setting out in detail the information I will hold on them, what it might be used for, and for how long I will hold it.

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Therapy is a gift. It is a chance to finally be heard, understood and supported.

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