My name is Rachel Durrant and I completed my three year degree course in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Roehampton University initially working with young people and women who had experienced domestic violence. Since then I have undertaken a range of further training and have experience of working with adults, adolescents and children who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in primary education.
I believe that people are unique individuals with different ways of coping with living in the world and find that by working integratively I am able to adapt my work to suit you and your individual needs. My approach draws on different theories and strategies including psychoanalytic attachment theory, neuroscience, solution focused ideas and creativity (especially with children) encompassing art, clay and sandtray work.
Some of the issues I have worked with include anxiety, stress, depression, loss (bereavement, parental seperation/divorce), self-harm, suicidal thoughts, abuse, domestic violence, family and romantic relationships, gender dysmorphia, body dysmorphia, social anxiety and selective mutism.
I am a fully insured, DBS checked and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I
abide by their Code of Ethics in my work. If you would like to know more about the different forms of therapy please visit the BACP website on
My qualifications & training include:
BSc Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Children & Adolescents
PG Cert Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Well being
Working with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Certificates in working with art and Sand Play in therapy
Certificate in understanding self-harm
Working with parents and families
Understanding Eating Disorders