Rachel Curtis TSTA(P)
Psychotherapy, Counselling, CBT & Clinical Supervision
What I offer
I offer warm, supportive and effective psychotherapy and counselling, CBT, coaching and supervision.
I am a fully qualified and experienced therapist with 19 years experience, accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a full registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a BUPA Approved Provider as well as registered with other private healthcare providers such as Aviva & Axa. I also welcome working with Employee Assistance Programmes.
There are many reasons why you might want to enter into therapy and I can assist you with many issues. For example:
grief and loss
sexuality & gender
retirement and life transitions
illness including life limiting conditions
infertility & miscarriage
loss of meaning
This isn't a definitive list so please contact me if you feel your issue doesn't fit into the above categories.
I offer short term and long term therapy, this depends on what you need and how you progress through the therapy journey.
I work with adults, couples, children & young people, offering short and long term therapy.
I have extensive experience of working with issues around sexuality and gender, this includes coming out, relational difficulties, gender and sexual roles and gender dysphoria/gender reassignment.
I also have particular experience of working with infertility, offering individuals or couples support through diagnosis, treatment and beyond. This includes support for those undergoing assisted conception techniques including IVF, pregnancy and also for women and couples who have miscarried or lost a child at birth.
I offer coaching, a forward focused process, to help you set goals, make changes and achieve your ambitions or targets. Coaching can be personally or professionally focused and designed to help you get the most out of your life.
Psychotherapy looks at the structure of our personality, how and why were are who we are. Childhood experiences are of great importance, how we learned the "rules of life" and therapy seeks to change beliefs and values that are harmful or non-productive.
Some suggest there is no difference between psychotherapy & counselling. However I see counselling as a supportive process, mostly remaining in the here and now, looking at problems and difficulties and offering emotional and sometime practical support to enable change and growth.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a focused short term therapy which seeks to address problems such as anxiety and phobias.
It is solution focused, often has "homework" tasks and techniques include desensitisation and anxiety management.
Coaching is a encouraging, supportive process, focused on goal setting and goal attainment.
This can be used for personal means, professional reasons and also assist athletes/sports people, academics and business owners.
Supervision is a process for therapists to examine their work in a safe and supportive environment.
I offer supervision to students and qualified therapists from all modalities and areas of practice.
Supervision is also available to organisations and individuals who work in a helping role as it can assist in supporting people in their work role and help avoid burn out.
I offer training in psychotherapy and counselling in North Wales and in the West Midlands through TACTA. www.tacta.co.uk.
TACTA also provide a series of workshops and events on a variety of subjects and we can also provide bespoke training to fit your organisational or training needs.