My Space Therapies

Talking Leads to Change “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”
Carl Rogers


Rachel Bell

Adult Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (MBACP) I am a kind, compassionate and empathic person. As an ethical practitioner, you will be working with an honest, competent and trustworthy therapist.

Welcome to My Space Therapies Counselling

I will offer you a safe, supportive and confidential space to discuss and work through your difficulties. I see counselling and psychotherapy as a means to help understand your internal process and heal from past experiences; which, over time allows change and growth.


Why Should I Condsider Counselling?


This could be due to big life changes including parenting, disability, long term conditions and divorce. You may be struggling to adapt and make sense of such big changes. Counselling can offer space to think and express feelings of loss for what you had before, whilst exploring ways to accept what has come to pass.

Trauma & PTSD

Therapy can help you start to come to terms with unresolved trauma that you have experienced, either as an adult or in childhood. You may be experiencing unpleasant symptoms as a result including anxiety, fear and avoidance.

Grief and Loss

It may be the loss of a loved one or a more complex bereavement. It is important to allow yourself time to explore the feelings that arise and the thoughts that are associated with the loss. Grief may also occur with loss of a job, health and youth.


You may not know the root cause of your depression, and that is ok. It may be a familiar feeling that has always been there, which you can explore with a therapist. Alternatively, you may know exactly what the cause is, but are struggling to move forward and have a feeling of being ‘stuck.’ Counselling can help you move forward.

Anxiety, Panic & Stress

These overwhelming feelings may be preventing you from living your life to the full, and you may avoid people, places or things as a result. CBT, psychoeducation and talking therapy can help you to begin to understand the bodily process and take control of situations which cause distress.

Other reasons to consider counselling are, but not limited to:

  • Self Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts & Feelings
  • Neurodiversity
  • Relationship & Attachment Issues
  • Abortion
  • Domestic and Emotional Abuse
  • Cultural Issues
  • Identity
  • Self-Esteem
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How often should I attend Counselling?

    It is recommended to attend counselling on a weekly basis, usually the same day and time every week. This may not work for everyone. , I am aware that we all have different circumstances and therefore, depending on your personal needs, fortnightly, monthly or adhoc sessions are available.

    How long does treatment last?

    I offer both long term and short - term therapeutic services. Short term counselling work usually lasts 6 – 8 weeks and is specific. Long term work may last from 3 months to many years. Work is focused on resolving deep rooted emotional issues from the past, which are causing difficulties in the present day.

    Do you offer remote work?

    I offer face to face therapeutic services from my premises at Prospect Business Park in Leadgate, remote services via zoom, telephone counselling and walk and talk services.

    When will I feel better?

    Counselling is not easy and you may feel worse before you start to feel better. Please be assured that this is normal when exploring your inner world and feelings., I will be with you every step of the way. As you work through the pain of the past, energy is freed up for the present day to allow change and personal growth.

    How much does it cost?

    50 minute session is £45. Because As it is so important to find the right therapist, I offer a 50 minute initial assessment at a rate of £20. Payment is required prior to appointment by BACS or cash.

    Cancelled and missed appointments must be paid for in full.

    When can I get started?

    Once initial contact has been made, I will arrange an initial assessment within 1 week.

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