Rachel Derrington

Rachel Derrington

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne NE27
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office


I have day time availability for in person and online working

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, thanks for reading my profile. I am sorry life is hard for you right now.

Things can happen in the past, in the now or are maybe looming in your future and can seem overwhelming. Sharing your thoughts and ideas in a confidential space, with a trained professional can really help.

Stress can manifest as anxiety, anger or low mood. Perhaps you feel as though you are in a cycle that you don't know how to stop? Life events can knock confidence and leave you feeling wobbly and vulnerable. These situations impact your everyday life, stealing happiness and filling nights with worry.  In an ever-changing world it is common to feel lost or like you are churning over the same problems, not seeing a way forward leading to low mood and depression.

Changes in life, such as retirement, menopause, becoming a parent/carer, or family disruptions can pull the rug from under your feet. This feeling can be like freefalling. Taking the time to sit down and gently explore what this feels like can help to sort through what you think about the situation and what you need to feel more grounded.

Is bereavement is leaving you with lingering sadness and a gap that is hard to negotiate or your long-term relationship has become toxic and you feel trapped, like you have lost a part of yourself?

Maybe you are a student struggling with the transition into adulthood and processing thoughts and feelings as you leave home? Perhaps the pandemic has left you unsure of your place in the world, whilst others move on around you? (I offer a student discount)

In our sessions together we can explore life events, thoughts or relationships which can help to 'release the valve' and give some relief to the anxiety, anger,  low mood or depression that can build up when you hold everything in. 

I offer a place of equality and acceptance. Without judgement I will listen carefully to you and look at life from your perspective, then together we can explore a route forward

Practice description

I am trained integratively with a humanistic focus.

In a nutshell this means that I put you in the centre of our work and not my theory. I have the knowledge to use CBT, psychodynamic and person centred approaches but will use your skills and knowledge to tailor your therapy to work with you. I work with compassion and can be gentle, but will also challenge you if that is what works best for you to promote positive change.

I work both short and long term.

I am welcoming to all and offer a ground floor entrance, toilet and off street parking next to entrance.

My first session

I can offer a free short introductory where you can ask any questions and get to know each other.

In our first initial session we will establish what your blocks are and aims for your counselling.

We can discuss your expectations and how regularly you would like sessions. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

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