Rachel Gaster

Rachel Gaster

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
01686 412233

Contact Rachel


01686 412233
Sessions from £48.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

The Covid 19 virus is impacting on us all. Many people are experiencing increased anxiety and other difficulties in adjusting to this new situation. This can also make existing problems even harder to cope with.

Normally I work through face to face therapy sessions but as that is not possible at present I am offering sessions through video calls and phone calls instead.

Sessions are for one hour during which time I would work together with you to help you understand your problems and what lies behind them, and to help you find a way through.

Sessions usually take place weekly. How many sessions depends on what you yourself feel you need. I have experience in providing both long and short term therapy for a wide range of problems

I qualified from the Amsterdam Institute of Psychosynthesis in 1996. On my return to the UK I did another 5 years formal psychotherapy training at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling in order to broaden and deepen what I can offer as a therapist.

Since 1991 I have followed a wide variety of self-development and professional development trainings and I continue to do this as an important way of enriching my work.

Practice description

At present  I am available by phone or through Skype/Zoom on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

My first session

The initial session is the place where I can hear about what is bothering you and where we can both look to see if I am the right person for you to work with.  If we both agree to continue then this is also where we discuss practicalities. The initial session is charged at my usual rate of £48.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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