Tomika Rafferty

Tomika Rafferty

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Chester

Chester CH1
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Flexible  and evening appointments available.

About me and my therapy practice

Are you looking for a safe space to talk openly, without being judged? Maybe life feels like a struggle at times and you are looking for an experienced therapist who offers kindness, patience and understanding?

Hello, my name is Tomika. I am a Psychotherapist based in Chester, working  adults of all ages, face to face or online.

I specialise in working with 

  • Bereavement 
  • Grief and loss - including fertility difficulties and relationship endings 
  • Adult  survivors of childhood adversity including - traumatic or difficult family relationships, addiction, domestic abuse and loss
I am experienced in working with clients experiencing -
  • Anxiety/stress 
  • Anger/frustration
  • Depression/low mood 
  • Difficulty concentration 
  • Eating difficulties 
  • Feeling lonely/isolated
  • Low confidence/self esteem 
  • Lack of motivation/low energy
  • Sadness
  • Self harm
  • Suicidal feelings ** (See below)

Life can feel difficult for many reasons.  Whatever is troubling you, by considering therapy you have already taken positive action towards feeling better .

**Please note I am not able to offer immediate crisis or emergency support. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate support (non emergency) - contact ‘NHS 111 Online’ or dial 111.

If you are worried that you cannot keep yourself safe, attend your nearest A&E department or dial 999 immediately . This is classed mental health emergency.**

Practice description

What To Expect

I practise 'Integrative Therapy' which is a blend of psychological therapies; 

  • Person Centred Therapy -(Providing compassionate, honest and unconditional support to help promote understanding and inner growth) 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/CBT- (understanding how thinking styles and behaviour patterns relate to feelings and how we can learn to create positive change)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy -  (Exploring how our past  experiences and relationships can affect how we feel in the present).
I draw on a range of skills, and knowledge from these approaches, personalising support according to your needs. You can read more about Integrative Therapy here -

As an individual, you have  unique challenges and it is my aim to support you with compassion through a journey of exploration, growth and empowerment. 

We all deserve to feel supported, listened to and understood.

As the client, you lead the way, and you determine the what you bring to therapy and the pace that feels right for you. 

Therapy is a two way, flexible process, with you always at the centre. We will regularly review our work, ensuring you feel happy with how the work is progressing.

At every stage, I encourage and welcome any questions or feedback that may arise for you. It is important that you feel able to be as open and honest as possible. 

My first session

Free Initial Consultation

Choosing a therapist can sometimes feel overwhelming.  I offer a free initial consultation, with no obligation to book a further appointment.

First Session

During our first full therapy session, we will begin to explore your concerns and hopes in greater depth, helping us both understand how we might work together.

It is hugely important that you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose. I fully encourage you to research and compare different therapists to ensure you find the very best fit for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy

Languages spoken