Rachel Baird, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Rachel Baird

London SE1
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Rachel Baird, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Rachel Baird

London SE1
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My Approach

Paying attention to ‘difficult’ feelings, experiences and situations can feel too painful or frightening. My experience is that if we can give attention to what hurts or troubles us, then it can release energy and tension – physical and emotional. This can help us to start feeling different and better - and to make changes.

I believe that good therapy can support this process, by helping us feel safe enough to explore whatever feels difficult. Talking with a sensitive listener who works to understand our experiences - and who isn’t involved in the rest of our lives - can make a difference.

As a therapist, I try genuinely to understand and accept people and their experiences as they really are, however painful, shameful or ‘trivial’ they might seem to them.

Just as with other relationships, I believe some therapists and clients are a better ‘fit’ than others. I encourage you to talk with several therapists and notice how it feels, before deciding who to start working with.

If you would like a free, 30-minute initial conversation about what you’re looking for and how I work, then please email me (rbairdtherapy@protonmail.com).

About Me

I’m a woman in my early 50s, originally from Birmingham and now in London. I started seeing clients as a volunteer, trainee psychotherapist in 2011 and qualified in 2020.

I studied psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute in London. I have a Diploma in person-centred psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute in London and an MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Applications from Middlesex University. My first degree was in politics, philosophy and economics.

I have regular supervision and therapy and develop my knowledge and skills through professional training courses and literature. I am also a full clinical member of UKCP – a professional organisation of therapists, whose code of ethics I follow.

I work with

  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Person Centred Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Family
  • Health-related Issues
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Parents
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Prescribed Drug Dependence
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Terminal Illness
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

London Office

London SE1

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£50 for 60 minutes, online or by telephone

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Rachel Baird

Rachel Baird

London SE1

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