Rachel Hendron

Rachel Hendron


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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07877419747

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Therapist - Winchester

Winchester SO23
07877419747
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Experiential Psychotherapy

People often come to see me when the solutions that usually work aren't helping and they notice they are stuck with behaviours, thought patterns or relationship difficulties which won't go away. When our usual coping mechanisms aren't working or we are feeling that things are getting worse it's time for a new approach and that's what I offer.

I work with people for 90 min single sessions, or a series of 60 min sessions. We are intentional about what we would like to achieve even if we don't know how to get there. Rather than ruminating over the same old worries and constraints, we work gently, using the bodies 'felt sense' and where appropriate with eye positions (BSP). As 'stuckness' or neurobiological trauma is located in the body when we invite information from our experience clients have new insights. Relational, experiential therapies invite wisdom from our bodies to help clear what keeps is stuck, what lies beyond the 'foggy', depressed or anxious state to something authentically you which longs to be lived. 

I am trained in Person-Centred listening and in our sessions you will chose the pace of our work allowing you to stay safely grounded no matter what your experiences have been. Together we will notice the patterns in your family system, lived experiences and neurobiology allowing us to discover what is at the edge of your experience. I am a Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Trainer and a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner and trained in Systemic Constellations. Additionally, I am interested in helping people relate to themselves, parts of themselves and others in what might be seen as an 'indigenous', 'animist' or 'shamanic' framework, which needn't be tied to any belief system but can be supportive when trying to work with big family patterns, systemic issues or difficulties which aren't easily expressed in other settings and respectful of those with no belief system and survivors of religious abuse.

I accept AXA and Aviva insurance.

Practice description

I work almost exclusively online, offering  90 mins stand alone sessions, and weekly or fortnightly 60 min sessions. Each session can be viewed as a 'stand alone' piece of work we do together for you, if you are new to this work, come for just one session and contact me after if you would like to do another piece of work. There will be no pressure whatsoever. With this work one piece of work can take several days to integrate, it is an experience for your whole self and I invite you to take your time.

I worked online before the pandemic and have continued to train and practice online and there are advantages to being online or on an audio call if you prefer in your own cosy space. Before the session you can arrange things as you like them, perhaps bringing a pet, photo or artwork, blanket or a cup of tea, after the session some people choose to nap, make a snack, go for a walk to have time to integrate the work we do. Somatic practices such as Brainspotting, Focusing and Systemic Constellations work well online.

I am able to help you consider if prescribed drugs (antidepressants, antipsychotics etc), in addition to therapy, will be valuable to you and to work with an ongoing prescribed drug dependence and, should you wish, to work with you towards a planned withdrawal, in assistance with your prescriber. 

My first session

Our first session will be guided by what you, your experience of therapy, what you are hoping for and how resourced you feel. I am ready to help support you take the first steps or simply welcome you to take your space. 

Possibilities include telling your story, asking questions and setting your boundaries, mapping your family or relevant experiences about an issue, learning how to be guided by your felt sense or experiencing Brainspotting, tapping into your resources or feeling the weight of what you are struggling with.

I am very interested to hear your story and what barriers you might feel to living the life you long for, I am also very happy to work with clients who do not want to share details but to have a place to  have company and safety as they sit with the difficult experiences and process them somatically. It might help to know you can work with traumatic experiences and creative dreams which you do not want or cannot articulate. 

When working with the body there are always surprises, especially when we move slowly and carefully. Our systems want to relax, heal and evolve, together we find ways to do this.

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Loss, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Relational, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy

Languages spoken

English

Supervisor - Winchester

Winchester SO23
07877419747
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Person-Centred, Focusing-oriented Therapist and Trainer, working with therapists who want to bring a more somatic, trauma informed and felt-sense exploration to their practice. 

I am trained in Brainspotting and Deep Brain Reorientation which are somatic trauma processing methodologies and have a great deal of experience resourcing and preparing clients for this work as well as guiding them in sessions as they work with nervous system disregulation and dissociative experiences. These approaches are gentle, effective and give the client a lot of control and understanding so they can learn to navigate their experience as well as process and shift out of it. I am a Focusing trainer and I find being able to teach and share Focusing (working with the felt sense) a very useful starting place for working with trauma, disassociation, anxiety, depression and shock.

I also have a lot of experience working with clients on the autistic spectrum and how this can relate and combine with trauma and how it can show up with gendered differences and how it affects families and partners. I am interested in a systemic approaches which can help us navigate the realities of our own and our clients  developmental trauma as well as the current societal, ecological and existential urgency of the times we live in.

I am drawn to working through an Ecopsychological / Animist / Indigenous lens and exploring the Transpersonal as well as Intrapersonal and the felt sense of relationships we have with our clients to be effective therapists. I am cohosting the International Focusing Conference this year as well as an unperson Ecopsychology gathering through Edge of the Wild and a member of the Institute of Psychedelic Therapy and interested in how we help clients prepare for and integrate spiritual experiences, experiences with psychedelics, dream and breathwork.

Practice description

I am interested in working with therapists either for a single or short session of consultations to help therapists who want to work in a more embodied, relationally attended, trauma informed or expansive way as well as ongoing Supervision as a requirement of Ethical Frameworks and developing our practice.

I use a Focusing approach to Supervision where our relationship is the primary way of learning about ourselves and how we connect with parts of ourself, each other and our setting. So while addressing client wellbeing, ethical dilemmas, self care and making sure we are working within our capacity Focusing Supervision is also about learning to use our felt sense as people and practitioners to become ever clearer about our sense of ourselves in relationship, our strengths, capacities, motivations, needs and our areas of resistance and difficulty. 

I am happy to share my knowledge of helping clients and ourselves stay within our Window of Tolerance, to be grounded, competent, safe practitioners and to know what is our material and to ourselves to know what is useful to clients and what isn't. I am happy to share information on how I have learnt to work with clients who have ASD, ADHD and other neurological differences, are living with pain or have PTSD and trauma, to help clients and also to help practitioners avoid vicarious trauma, overwhelm, burn-out and becoming either too detached or to involved. 

Working somatically helps us both maintain and adjust boundaries and therefore be the relationship that helps.

My first session

I am very happy for us to have a 15 min call to discuss anything you want to check with me before we meet. I am mainly available online, though I am interested in exploring how it might be to take the psychotherapeutic approach outdoors, either online and outdoors if that is available to you or in person around the water meadows of Winchester.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions

Languages spoken

English