Rachel BuchanIntegrative psychotherapist
Deciding to attend counselling can be a daunting prospect. The thought of opening up to a stranger about extremely personal things can, understandably, feel scary and overwhelming.
I have spent many years working within a variety of professional settings, creating a therapeutic space and honing a sensitive and considered approach that makes for a welcoming, safe and contained environment. This counselling environment means that, in reality, therapy is much less daunting and scary than you might imagine. I am trained to listen and this practised skill, combined with a carefully constructed environment, means you can begin to explore the aspects of your life that feel the most difficult.
Your reasons for seeking counselling are often unknown, and it is a process that will often help reveal things to you. Sometimes, symptoms you might be experiencing (such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks) can lead you toward counselling. Sometimes you feel the need to discuss events, feelings or people from the past. Sometimes you are not sure what exactly it is that you need to talk about, but feel that you need a conversation to try and work that out. Sometimes relationship difficulties, or a feeling of being ‘stuck’ in a certain area of your life will be the reason you reach out for help.
There is no one reason to seek counselling, the motivation for doing so will be completely unique to you.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I charge £80.00 per session.
Training and qualifications
MSc Therapeutic Counselling
Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP)