Rachel Cathan

Rachel Cathan

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Bedford

Bedford MK40
Sessions from £60.00


  • Concessionary rates


I currently offer weekly appointments for private clients on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (daytime only). Sessions are provided either in-person from my therapy room in Bedford town centre or online for those who do not live locally or who prefer to work virtually. 

About me and my therapy practice

I specialise in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis or transition.

I have trained primarily as an existential and integrative humanistic counsellor, but have also undertaken training in psychodynamic counselling and CBT, which I will draw upon if I feel they will be beneficial to the individual I'm working with. 

I see it as my role to create a safe, supportive space where you are able to talk freely about any experiences and feelings that are causing you pain or preventing you from living life as you would like.

​As we explore your inner world together, my aim is never to judge or advise, but rather to understand how you experience life, to help you to challenge ways of being that no longer meet your needs, and to explore emerging new possibilities as you gain a deeper understanding of how you would like to live your life going forward. 

Finding the right therapist for you is an important first step and I am happy to offer an initial 20 minute chat, either via video or telephone, in order for us to meet one another and to explore your reasons for seeking counselling at this time. If I feel I can be of help we can then arrange an assessment session, which is a full 50 minute session where we can explore your current situation and your concerns in more depth and think about how therapy might work for you (whether short or longer term) and, importantly, the outcomes you are hoping to achieve.

If, after this, we both feel that we can work effectively together, we will agree a day and time for your sessions and this weekly slot will be reserved for you for as long as you wish you continue. 

For more information about my practice and how counselling works, please visit my website.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, 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