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.
I trained at, and worked with Gloucestershire Counselling Service over 4 years, gaining a WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, going on to complete the Gloucestershire Counselling Service Associate Counsellor Programme.
I was 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.
With many years clinical experience, since 2002, 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. I have further trained in CBT and solution focussed therapies, and whilst I do not practise these models specifically, the techniques can sometimes prove useful.
I am interested in psychoanalytic theory, attachment and neuroscience, and these inform the way I work, and I believe that along with our inherent nature, we are shaped by our experiences particularly in early childhood.
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 work with a variety of people from various backgrounds, cultures and sexual identities. 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.