During our lives, it is not unusual for us to have times of difficulty or sadness. At these times we might want and need to be supported by someone and really listened to... but don't know where to start to get some help.
More and more of us are realising the benefit of counselling - of having our voice heard in a safe and supportive way - and are seeking the help of a qualified counsellor to enable us make sense of what we're struggling with.
The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted us all: for many, there has never been a greater need to talk, connect and be heard. As well as working face to face, I am also offering online counselling where appropriate: please contact me if you feel this might be of use to you at this time.
Do you know an adult or young person who feels lost?
A teenager who is increasingly withdrawn and unhappy?
Are you an adult suffering with depression or addiction with no where to turn?
Could you, or an adult or young person you know, benefit from counselling?
Counselling - often known as talking therapy - gives you the unique opportunity to share your thoughts and worries with someone who does not judge, someone who respects your confidences and someone who will not impose their views upon you. For both a young person and an adult, therapy offers a safe place to express feelings and anxieties and explore problems through talking or playing.
feel heard." - Cheryl Richardson
Whether a child, adolescent or adult, people each seek therapy for different reasons. You may be suffering with anxiety, stress, depression or addiction. You may just want someone to really listen to you: no issue is too big or too insignificant to bring to counselling.
As an accredited counsellor working in and around Sleaford, Lincoln and Grantham; my role is to support any child, teenager or adult needing to be heard. It's not about telling you what to do: it's about offering a safe and quiet space for you to explore your own solutions and choices in life.
I offer counselling sessions within the workplace, in schools throughout Lincolnshire and also at my own private practice near Sleaford (to the south of Lincoln/north of Grantham).
I offer an independent counselling service (rather than as part of a counselling agency) which enables me to work with you in a way which suits you as an individual. I am not part of the work or school structure and as such, our therapeutic work is not recorded on NHS or school records.
In 2018, I introduced Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) to clients at Rachel Clark Counselling with the help of Chester my Golden Retriever. It has been proven time and again that being around animals can improve a person's mental, social and emotional functioning: that sometimes just stroking and patting an animal can have a calming and relaxing affect. I have witnessed how AAT can help with anxiety and depression and it effects of working around children with autism and ADHD.
Chester is available to work with clients within my own private practice but alternative arrangements can be made where possible.
The list below, though not exhaustive, may help you identify your own needs or those of someone else who may benefit from counselling. I have experience of working with adults and young people trying to cope with:
Whether you are looking for family therapy in Sleaford, a young person's counsellor in Grantham or for adult counselling in the workplace or online... you've come to the right place. Contact me today for a chat to see how I can help you or someone you know.