Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Cheltenham

Cheltenham GL50
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Are you finding life difficult but feel unable to talk to family or friends about what is troubling you? I can offer you a friendly, safe and non-judgemental environment in which to explore and work through the concerns which have caused you to seek counselling.

I am a qualified counsellor offering short and long term counselling in Cheltenham.

Counselling aims to help you help yourself to understand why you feel the way you do, and to plan how to cope with emotional and practical realities. 

I am here to work with you as you learn more about yourself. I do not tell you what to do. You are the best person to know what the right solution is for you as an individual. My role is to help you find the answers. I do this by encouraging you to talk about whatever you want.

Talking out loud to someone you trust can help to clarify and make sense of things. It can make things feel less overwhelming, less scary, less confusing. It can help you put something in a new or different perspective. Talking about your concerns can help to relieve physical tension as 'the weight is lifted from your shoulders'.

I have worked with people who have experienced a wide range of issues including:

Depression, Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Lack of confidence, Relationship issues, Bereavement, Decision making, Long-term illness (mental & physical), Trauma (incl. sexual abuse), Pregnancy issues (incl. abortion).

I work with adults aged 18-98. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work