Rachel Butcher: Integrative Counsellor, Leek, ST13
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Rachel Butcher

Integrative counsellor
Leek ST13
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About Me

I believe people can be empowered to find their own answers. I value honesty, individual difference, finding your own path, integrity, connection and relationships.

As an Integrative Counsellor, I am trained in three modalities – Person-Centred Counselling, Attachment Theory and Psychodynamic - however, I draw upon techniques from other schools of thought such as Systemic theory and narrative therapy in order to tailor the most effective course of counselling for each individual. My approach values honesty, individual difference, finding one’s own path, integrity, connections and relationships, and I respect our inner resources and spirit to bring us through adversity.

I have been a counsellor for 24 years meaning I have a wealth of experience in supporting clients with various life issues, such as Childhood abuse, Addiction, Bereavement/Loss, Trauma, Work-related Concerns, Mental Health issues, Family and Parenting concerns, Relationship issues, Domestic violence, Childhood issues, Self-harm and Eating Distress, and existential thinking. I also provide couples counselling and relationship therapy to help couples reach a better understanding of themselves and each other.

I provide a compassionate space offering counselling at our Studio in Leek, Staffordshire, either online via TEAMS or over the phone and also I offer Walk and Talk Therapy.  My work outdoors connects the experience of breathing, moving and being in the natural world.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. The aim of our sessions is to help clients connect with their inner knowing of what is right for them, and to support and facilitate them in finding a way through their difficulties. With warmth and compassion, I strive to respond to clients without judgement. I value the importance of an honest and genuine working relationship with my clients.

I look forward to working with you.


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View practice address
First Practice
The Foxlowe Arts Centre
Stockwell Street
ST13 6AD


I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Childhood difficulties
Couple relationships
Finding meaning
Physical abuse
Sexual abuse
Emotional abuse

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video
By email

Client groups



£45 for face to face, walk and talk therapy, telephone and online (Video-Chat) 60 minute session

£70 for couples for 90 minute session

£25.00 reduced rate for low-income/students

Training and qualifications

Stoke-on-Trent College 
Introductory Certificate in Counselling Skills 
Foundation Skills 
Stoke-on-Trent College 
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

Verified professional membership

Addiction Professionals