I’m Rachel. I am a Relational Integrative Therapist in advanced training.
I have worked with people therapeutically now for over fourteen years (including the last three years in private practice as a therapist in advanced training) and I am fascinated by people and the way in which we relate to each other.
My experiences in my own life and my work as a therapist have led me to recognise the power of good, supportive relationships and I understand how painful it can be when there is a struggle to build and maintain them.
I have also developed a deep interest in exploring people’s stories, the stories we create to help us make sense and meaning of our interactions with people and the world and the things we experience in our lives that lead us to live out certain life narratives.
I bring both of these aspects to the therapeutic space so that we can explore together the things that bring you to therapy.
Getting to know each other…
It’s really important to find a therapist you feel you can build a good working relationship with and in light of this I offer a free initial session so that we can get to know each other a little and you will have a taste of what it might be like for us to work together.
Should you then choose to work with me I am committed to building a respectful and trusting relationship with you that allows us to explore your world together.
I offer online therapy sessions (50 mins) to individuals who are based within the UK. These sessions take place from the comfort of your own space using the Zoom platform.
I also offer one to one walk and talk therapy sessions (50-80 mins depending on what your requirements are) at an urban park location in North Leeds. At present it is possible to do these face to face but this is subject to change depending on the most current government guidance relating to the CV-19 pandemic. Should face to face sessions be temporarily restricted in outdoor spaces we will undertake our sessions online until the restrictions are eased again.
I am fully insured and DBS checked and I abide by the ethical principles of the Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute (SCPTI) and the UKCP.
Get in contact to have a chat about whether or not therapy is for you and to book your free initial consultation.