Rachel Lane MBACP (Accred.) BACP (regd.)
I am a qualified and experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor, and I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Accredited BACP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
In the past, I trained at, and worked with Gloucestershire Counselling Service and was also a Counsellor with Gloucestershire SHARE Young People's Counselling Service, with young people ages 11-25, and counselling with children in a Special School for children with special educational needs.
I have worked in retail, in admin, in management, in equal opportunities, and in social care.
I work with Employee Assistance Programmes and have worked with and supported people within the NHS and local authorities.
I have over 16 years experience working with adults from all walks and stages of life.
I am passionate about the work I do, and I know personally the benefits of experiencing a professional therapeutic relationship, and how it can transform the way we think, live and relate to others.
I attend regular workshops, conferences and trainings, consolidating my initial training and experience and keeping updated with the latest research.
Psychodynamic therapists are required to have therapy in training, and accordingly I have been in therapy over a number of years during training and beyond. This is an important element in the training of a psychodynamic therapist. Only by having worked with and in our own mind processes can we safely and ethically offer to accompany another.
I believe there is no "one size fits all" in therapy. I am interested in psychoanalytic theory and attachment theory, and I believe that along with our inherent nature, we are shaped by our experiences particularly in early childhood.
I work with a variety of people from various backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations. I've worked with divorce and separation issues, trauma, depression and anxiety, and the difficulties of creative people, artists, performers and musicians, as well as those of high-flying business personnel.
Contact begins with a two-way-assessment so that both sides are comfortable about working together. I abide by the Ethical Framework and Code of Conduct of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP.