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HAWORTH COUNSELLING SERVICE

 
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MEET RACHEL

Rachel Upton
Person Centered Counsellor

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I work with issues including:

Abuse

Anxiety

Bereavement

Bullying

Confidence

Depression

Domestic violence

Relationships

Self esteem

Stress

Trauma

 

The aim of working with these issues is to help reduce your distress and improve the quality of your life.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their Code of Ethics.I am fully DBS checked and have a current Safeguarding Level 2 training.


I have worked with children, young people and adults for 25 years in a variety of roles and settings including:

Mainstream Education

Special Needs Education

School Counselling Services

Community Counselling Services

Private Practice

 

I hold a:

Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

Certificate in Counselling

PGCE in Education

And have had further training in Counselling Children and Young People

 

PERSON CENTRED COUNSELLING

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WHAT IS IT?

The Person Centred Approach (PCA) is an approach to human relationships which values attitudes such as not judging others, trying to understand the experiences of others from their point of view, and fully honouring the uniqueness of the individuals we meet in a genuine and heartfelt way. Perhaps most importantly, PCA places a high value on autonomy – that is, the right of a person to be self-governing - make their own decisions and follow their own path in life according to what feels right for them.
The uses of the PCA have been expanded to address problems in many areas of human life. It has been used in a wide range of health and social care settings, such as nursing, teaching & education, working with the elderly, and in planning to care for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia in a humane and dignifying way. Other applications have been in business and management, conflict resolution and encouraging open and genuine communication within groups.


 

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WHY THIS APPROACH?

Person Centred Counselling is important because it:
Values relationships based on dignity and respect for individuals.
Empowers people to make informed choices that feel right for them.
Fosters long-term change rather than focusing on short-term solutions.
Takes a holistic approach that supports the well-being of the person as a whole (emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually).
Values each person’s unique differences, abilities, needs, preferences, beliefs, interests, ethnicity and cultural background.
Fosters supportive relationships in which individuals can feel listened to, accepted and positively valued.


 
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SESSIONS

I offer both short and longer term therapy, dependent on the nature of the difficulty and your own preference.
Sessions are held in an office in the centre of Haworth that is both private and secure.  It has easy access and close parking.

Each session is 50 minutes long.

Fees are payable weekly by cash or bank transfer.

 Each session costs £35
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07939 987725

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HELPFUL LINKS

Below are some links that you may find useful.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapyhas lots of information about the different types of therapy on offer, the code of ethics that I work to and what you can expect from me.

Samaritans is a nationwide organisation that provides a helpline for support 24x7. If you feel you are in crisis, please follow the link and call them.

Connecting you with counselling professionals