Rachel ButcherIntegrative psychotherapist
I believe people can be empowered to find their own answers. I value honesty, individal difference, finding your own path, integrity, connection and relationships.
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and Youth and Community Worker. I have been a counsellor for 24 years where I have supported clients bringing various life experiences they are stuggling with such as childhood abuse, bereavement/loss, other trauma, work-related concerns, mental health issues, family and parenting concerns and relationship issues.
I provide a compassionate space offering counselling at our Studio in Leek, Staffordshire and I offer Walk and Talk Therapy. My work outdoors connects the experience of breathing, moving and being in the natural world. Currently, due to the current corona-crisis, I have adapted my working practice to provide counselling online via face to face/in-person sessions, email and Video-chat and also through telephone counselling.
I provide walk and talk sessions throughout Staffordshire and Stoke-on -Trent green spaces and park areas.
I aim to help you move step by step towards the life you want.
I can help you to become more effective at work, regain connection with people in your life, feeling fabulous to be you, to be able to move past painful experiences.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
£45 for face to face, walk and talk therapy, telephone and online (Video-Chat) 60 minute session
£70 for couples for 90 minute session
£30 reduced rate for low-income/students
Training and qualifications
Introductory Certificate in Counselling Skills
Introductory Certificate in Counselling
Developing Counselling Skills
09/98: Staffordshire County Council: Foundation Training for Youth Work
11/99: University of London Birkbeck College:Extra Mural Certificate in Counselling
Bereavement Care/The Dove Service
Training in Bereavement Counselling and working with people with life-limiting illness
02/00 Staffordshire County Council: Certificate in Youth and Community Work
09/00: Survive: Training in working with childhood sexual abuse and counselling people who have experienced this.
10/03-09/05:Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling Training: Person-Centred Counselling Services, Manchester
03/04: Shamanism and working with crystals: Person-centred Counselling Services, Manchester
2008: Staffordshire Youth Service: First Aid Training: Detached Youth Work training : Common Assessment Framework training
2009: Staffordshire Youth Service: Detached youth work training
2010 Staffordshire Youth Service: NVQ Level 3 in Youth Work
2011-2012: Savana: Rape Crisis Training Certificate
Counselling transgender victims of abuse and sexual violence.
2014-Stand Against Violence Training: Delivering SAV Teacher
2015- CEOP : CEOP Ambassador Training
2015- SSCB- Refresher Safeguarding Level 4
2015-SSCB-Delivering Early Help Assessment in Staffordshire
2015- SSCB Refresher Child Abuse and Neglect
2015- SSCB- Multi-Agency Designated Safeguarding Lead Level 4 training
2016- SSCB: FGM Training
2016- SSCB- Working with hostile and uncooperative families
2015: University of Scotland: Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
2016 The Open University: Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences, (Part of BS Honours Open Degree)
2017: Working with Young men and boys around abuse and exploitation: BLAST Training
2018: SSCB: Working with hostile families
2020: Intrafamilial sexual abuse SSCB
2020: Taking your practice online
2020: Working online in your counselling practice
2020: Mental health of young people being exploited