Rachel Spence

Rachel Spence

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS1
Sessions from £65.00



I work Monday and Tuesday and am flexible about whether sessions are at a fixed time weekly or to fit in around work/ life schedules. Many clients come weekly or sometimes fortnightly to start with however I am happy to discuss what would be most helpful for each client.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Relate trained counsellor experienced at working with both couples and individuals.

I offer a down-to-earth, forward-thinking, non-directive approach. I endeavour to create a warm, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship where we can focus on you and your situation. I will work with you to find an understanding of your concerns, your deeper needs and how they are affecting your relationships. I see my role as supportive of your change, giving you chance to explore feelings and experiences in a safe, confidential space.

Practice description

People sometimes bring past expectations and experiences into their present relationships and this may lead to feelings of being misunderstood, unheard, and of loneliness. You might need to find a new balance after a time of crisis,  or perhaps rekindle the spark in a good relationship that no longer feels quite right. You might be aware of repeating arguments and a sense of “here we go again” with no resolution, or beginning to see repeating patterns emerge but not be sure how to change. These are just a few of the many reasons people decide to seek counselling.

I have worked with a wide range of problems including communication difficulties, anxiety, depression, divorce, affairs, self esteem, grief, issues of trust, difficulties with the wider family, cultural differences, and changes in the relationship such as a new baby, illness, retirement and many more. I have worked with clients from the LGBT community and from diverse backgrounds.

Some clients experience anxiety, depression, a life crisis, bereavement or feel “stuck”. Sometimes talking with someone who is not involved in your day to day life, and outside of all work and family relationships gives a freedom to see life from a different perspective and explore other options.

Counselling can help to find new insights and  ways of communicating within relationships and with the world at large. The chance to talk honestly can be liberating and the sessions are tailored to your needs. It can be hard to open up and talk about difficult feelings and events. I offer a space to talk through and reflect without judgement. Exploring relationships with others but also with ourselves can provide a feeling of empowerment and confidence.

My first session

Most clients have an initial session which gives an opportunity to go into more detail about what they are dealing with and what is hoped for from the counselling. New clients can see that they feel comfortable working with me and get a taste of how I work. 

After that, they can decide what would be most helpful ongoing and can either book weekly sessions or work around family and work commitments

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, 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

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples

How I deliver therapy

Online therapy, Telephone therapy