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More about me

I worked as a manager in business for many years before deciding to retrain as a counsellor, and enjoyed this time leading teams of people and mentoring and developing them through their career. I found that short term counselling after a family bereavement was incredibly beneficial to me, and it sparked an interest in the work of counselling. I was often told by friends and colleagues that I was approachable, easy to talk to and felt that they could trust me. Following a discussion with a friend who was a counsellor, and after much reflection and investigation, I decided  this was a the time for me to retrain in a this rewarding and  different profession.

I had my own counselling/therapy as part of my training, so know how it feels to sit in the chair as my clients do. I learned much about myself and my emotions and relationships, and how my own past had impacted on the person I am today. It helped me to find the strength to be the person I had always wanted to be.

 

I have spent several years working with local counselling charities in Bedford and continue to do work for them today as well as running my own practice. I love to be outside and am at my happiest when walking in the countryside, or spending time in my garden amongst the flowers and in the vegetable garden. I practice yoga and meditation, and have taken time to understand the benefits both to myself and to my clients in my counselling work. I feel privileged in my counselling role to support the curious and brave people who choose to work with me, on their journey to understand and to heal the wounds of their past. 

Qualifications & Training

Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling with The Counselling Foundation

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling with The Counselling Foundation

WPF Certificate in Assessment Skills 

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Working with health professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic

Embodiment Practices for Anxiety and Trauma Recovery

Currently studies - CPCAB Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

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Contact

Please use the number below to leave a voicemail or you can email me to arrange an initial telephone call to discuss how I can help.

 

email: rachelknoxcounselling@gmail.com

 

telephone: 07497 143260