Rachel Farrell

Rachel Farrell


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07999834544

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Therapist - Brighton

Brighton BN2
07999834544
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Sessions are typically 50 minutes in length.  

I currently have availability on Tuesdays and Fridays - AM, PM and Evenings.

  • A.M slots are between 10am and 12pm
  • P.M slots are between 1pm and 5pm
  • Evening slots are between 5pm and 7pm 

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I'm Rachel, and I'm an Integrative Relational Therapist.  I'm dedicated to making talking therapy as accessible as possible and I believe we all deserve the opportunity to talk openly and explore vulnerabilities in a safe, non-judgemental space.  

I'm Integrative because I draw from knowledge and experience of different psychotherapeutic models and skills - and Relational because I strongly believe that the relationship that I help to build together with clients is one of the most important aspects of effective therapy.

Considering counselling or psychotherapy can be daunting and sometimes confusing, but you’ve taken the first step. If you find yourself overwhelmed with challenges, transitions or are suffering, or curious about self-investigation, then this could be the moment to talk to somebody neutral, in confidence.

Practice description

I work holistically with clients – looking at mind/body connection, family, friendships and other significant relationships, cultural heritage and diversity. I’m influenced by Eastern philosophy and can offer a Mindfulness-based approach if appropriate.

As a fulltime wheelchair user, I have gained personal insight into:

  • Receiving a life-changing diagnosis
  • Living with disability
  • Issues of 'otherness' and discrimination
  • Long-term health conditions and stigmas associated with illness
  • Facing and accepting the body's fallibility

I volunteer as a counsellor for NHS Cancer services and am a passionate advocate for equality, diversity and accessibility. I’m particularly interested in how different traumas are held in the body, and how we can learn to overcome challenges, work through transitions, and change long-held, sometimes damaging thoughts and patterns of behaviour. Through my work with cancer patients, I have gained experience of working with:

  • Death anxiety/facing one's own death, or that of a loved one
  • Adapting to treatments and life-altering operations
  • Navigating the course of significant illness and treatment and the strain these can place on relationships
  • Existential issues related to facing mortality or life-limiting illness. 

I am a fully qualified (CPCAB PgDip Psychotherapeutic Counselling) Integrative Relational Therapist. I'm fully insured, a registered member of BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework, as well as to UK GDPR confidentiality and data protection policy.

If we approach them mindfully, I believe our vulnerabilities can become our superpowers.

My first session

I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation, usually over the phone, in which we can talk about the issues that are troubling you. There, we can decide if we feel we can work with one-another.  Sometimes an initial chat will shine a light on issues that we might feel would be more suited to a specific way of working – in which case I can refer you on or signpost you to alternative practitioners. 

If we decide to work together, our first session will include some information gathering for both of us and a brief assessment which will help us decide how and where to begin. 

 

What I can help with

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, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees

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

Languages spoken

English