Counsellor & Psychotherapist
At times we may feel stuck in unhelpful, disconnected, and emotionally painful cycles in our relationships, or our job isn’t fulfilling us. Maybe we feel burdened with guilt and shame and find ourselves withdrawing from the people we love.
Sometimes we don’t even realise we are suffering from our overwhelming experiences and have no idea how to start healing. We may feel anxious, irritable, sad, and hopeless and have no idea why and start to believe that this is how life is.
Physical symptoms of fatigue and pain may be plaguing our daily lives, creating debilitating difficulties to get through the day. I believe the many ways we come to understand and make sense of who we are, including how we relate to others and the world around us, is central to our mental health and physical wellbeing.
Unforeseen and adverse childhood and life events, cumulative trauma, separations, losses, and disappointments can all profoundly affect our sense of who we are. I draw from a range of compassionate and informed approaches, working together with both body and mind to help clients develop self-knowledge and resilience through renewed methods of coping and living a meaningful life.
Therapy however does not simply come from training alone. I believe it is equally important to bring myself as a human being into the therapy room. I take special care to balance a down-to-earth approach with evidence-based practice to help clients understand themselves on a deeper level, activate change and facilitate growth.
As a BACP registered counsellor, I work within an ethical framework for professional practice and maintain a high level of continuing professional development (CPD) in order to regularly update and improve my knowledge and skills.
Hello, I’m Rachael. I’m a therapist with an interest in helping people live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I offer a supportive, trusting, and confidential space where together, we can work through the difficulties that have prompted you to seek support. I have experience working with childhood adversity, domestic abuse, physical issues, childhood / developmental trauma, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and self-worth.
I offer a free initial consultation which lasts 20 minutes in order to discuss what you would like from therapy, ask any questions and decide whether we can work well together and achieve your intentions. If we both agree to work together an initial assessment, contract about time, frequency, length of treatment and payment will be established which we review at a future date.
I currently offer both short-term (anything up to 12 sessions) and long-term (12 and more sessions) individual sessions in person in Sheffield and online, and via telephone, nationwide.