Contact

If you would like to book an initial appointment to discuss your individual situation and the support you are looking for right now, please email mail@rachelcathancounselling.com

I'm a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor providing counselling services from my private practice in Bedfordshire. I offer short-term and long-term counselling to adults and young people (aged 13 and above). 

 

I work with individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties in life, from relationship issues and work stress, to childhood trauma and bereavement. 

I have a special interest in the areas of: 


Anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety)
Bereavement

Infertility and loss

Low self-esteem

Life crisis
Relationship difficulties

Where I work
Alongside my private practice, I currently work as a counsellor for the charity, Bedford Community Counselling. I have previously worked as a schools counsellor for the mental health charity MIND and as a bereavement counsellor for CRUSE Bereavement UK. 

Other areas of work
Prior to training as a counsellor, I worked in a range of communication roles, including as a writer and editor, and in recent years have written much on the emotional and psychological impact of infertility and fertility treatment. 

 

Qualifications

PG Certificate in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling (Level 7)

BACP Certificate of Proficiency 

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 3)

Introduction to Counselling Skills (Level 2)

Specialised training

  • British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) Foundation course

  • Awareness in Bereavement Care (CRUSE Bereavement UK)

Membership
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) and adhere to their codes of practice and ethics.

​I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and comply with GDPR regulations. I also hold an enhanced DBS certificate. 

Further training

Having been particularly inspired by existential philosophy, I am currently studying with the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC) on a doctoral programme in Existential Psychotherapy, due to complete in 2022.

 

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