Rachel Gunning

I am non-judgemental with the aim being to support individuals to set goals and develop behaviours to improve their satisfaction with life

Rachel Gunning

Trusted Counselling Professional

I am a BACP Registered Integrative Therapist and adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice

​The relationship between you and your counsellor is key to your therapy journey.

You need to feel that you are heard, understood and valued.

It is therefore important that you find the right counsellor for you

​I work as an integrative counsellor working with different modalities to offer clients an experience that is bespoke to what they bring to the session.

My Approach

My approach looks at the whole person considering psychological, emotional and physical needs.

I am non-judgemental with the aim being to support individuals to set goals and develop behaviours to improve their satisfaction with life.

​Specialist

I specialise in working with farmers and rural workers.

I currently offer a drop-in centre at Crooklands Auction Mart once a month assisting the nurses on health check days.

Farmers have so much to contend with from the weather, and political/media influences most of which are out of their control.

Breaking down stigmas that surround mental health, especially with farmers is hugely important to me.

What to expect

Safe environment

I provide a safe, confidential and empathic space, the pace of our sessions is set by you.

When you arrive, once you’ve made yourself comfortable, we will talk about what’s going to happen during the session and the importance of and limits to confidentiality.  

Questions Answered

Will answer any questions and attempt to address any concerns or anxieties you might have.

Tell your story

You will then have a chance to tell your story and what you want to get from counselling.

Some people find this pours out of them with ease whilst others find it harder to articulate.  

There is no right or wrong way to do this and I will make it as easy as possible for you.

If you’re feeling anxious during the session I am skilled at helping you be at ease.  

If you find that emotions well up or you become lost for words, that’s OK

Counselling journey​

The counselling journey that we embark on can help support you in bringing about the change you are seeking in your life. 

It can empower you to move forward with renewed awareness and understanding of yourself, as well as techniques to help support you, as you continue on life’s journey.

About Me

How are therapy sessions held?

In Person Therapy, Online Therapy

Therapies offered by Rachel Gunning

Integrative

Hours of Work

I currently offer day appointments.

Further Information

Client Confidentiality

As a counsellor, I have both a legal and ethical duty to protect my client’s confidentiality at all times.

This extends to basic personal data like names and addresses as well as the more sensitive personal information that is inevitably shared during the course of therapy.

My Commitment to My Clients

  • I will never share or sell your personal data for personal or commercial gain.
  • I take every precaution to ensure that your personal identity or personal data is secure and not accidentally shared or disclosed.
  • In order to comply with data protection laws I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • I comply with the ethical and professional standards set out by the BACP.
  • I provide all clients with a written contract setting out in detail the information I will hold on them, what it might be used for, and for how long I will hold it.

Articles

Cumbria Farmers ‘need innovative help with mental health

‘Farmers often do not seek support for mental health problems because they are “scared that they might be perceived as being weak or not having things under control.’

Languages spoken by Rachel Gunning

English

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Location

Kirkby Stephen
Cumbria
England