Emma’s approach is warm and understanding, yet insightful and explorative. She is skilled at building trusting and collaborative relationships with her clients, tailoring her work to their individual needs but always allowing them their own agenda and the space to make their own decisions.
Though accustomed to using creative techniques as well as more cognitive approaches, the basis of her work as she sees it is to accompany and support clients on their journey, listening without judgement and understanding what it is like to be in their shoes but also offering a different perspective and perhaps pointing out things they may not have noticed.
Together, problems can be explored, realisations made and answers found. New possibilities can be discovered, opportunities considered and real changes made.
In addition to working in private practice, Emma works as a counsellor for Mind and is a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care. She is a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and works within its ethical framework. Though the basis of her work is Person Centred, Emma is best described as an Integrative practitioner, incorporating different models of counselling and psychotherapy into her work, drawing upon techniques associated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Guided Visualisation, Psychodynamic Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
At the heart of Rachel’s counselling practice sits an empathic understanding and the hope that whatever you are struggling with, you no longer feel you have to do so alone. She works in an intuitive way and is committed to establishing a trusting and therapeutically valuable relationship within which you can feel held, supported and heard without judgement, valued and seen for who you truly are, perhaps for the first time.
This experience of support and acceptance can allow discovery of inner resources and empower and enable you to work towards finding insights and solutions, moving you towards an alleviation of the distress and discomfort you may be experiencing.
As a fully qualified, integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP, Rachel works with a holistic approach to the complexity of the lives we lead and the stresses that can arise on many levels, seeking to integrate key aspects of different therapeutic modalities in response to your individual needs.
As well as counselling at The Coach House, Rachel is currently working as a school counsellor with children aged 11-16. Through her work as part of a community service counselling team she has experience of working with clients with a wide range of issues, including bereavement, relationship breakdown, abuse, anxiety, depression, addiction, and self-harm though is more interested in encountering you as a unique individual, rather than focusing solely on your symptoms.
The Coach House is situated up a private drive in the centre of Wedmore in Somerset. Counselling rooms and facilities are located on the ground floor and parking spaces are always available. Please be advised that we do not have a waiting area.