Rachel started her trauma work at Thames Valley Police where she was a Police Enquiry Centre Officer. As a civilian officer, she took calls from members of the public, agencies, other police forces, and other police personnel to report disturbances and crime, but her main role was answering and managing 999 calls and getting the relevant help to those in need.
She worked a huge variety of cases, including but not limited to; neighbour disturbances and disputes, animal violence, missing people, domestic violence, assault, rape, burglary, armed robbery, murder, terrorism, and major crime incidents.
Like many, Rachel experienced loss young. Her father passed away when she was a young age and she nursed her mother through terminal cancer at 21 years old. After surviving her own battle with cancer, she is now dedicated to making meaning from her trauma, and providing a supportive environment to enable others to stabilise and grow. She lives with her husband and dog in sunny Cornwall.
Whatever you need to talk about, Rachel and her colleagues will listen to you.
Although Rachel loved working in the police and supporting victims of crime, she moved to start a new life in Cornwall with her husband. After moving, she worked in senior retail management including payroll, forecasting, personnel, and leadership roles.
Her favourite roles involved team leadership, training, and helping others develop their careers. During several years leading large teams and managing stores, Rachel's key roles were always people-orientated.
She has an in-depth knowledge of legal regulations and requirements, ethical standards, compliance management, and GDPR.
After several years counselling clients across all gender groups with varying abilities and disabilities, and a range of emotional and psychological needs, she focused on working in the specialised area of supporting male victims to overcome their struggles with gender socialisation.
Rachel has created and led counselling projects for other counselling organisations and has also been a HR Director at a male specialised counselling organisation. Rachel is the proud creator and trainer of the Life After Loss Training Package.
She is a Co-Founder and Director of an organisation specialising in supporting and developing the counsellors of tomorrow.
She engages in continued professional development each year, is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and works to their ethical standards.
She is a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor, REWIND practitioner, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP.)
We have several qualified counsellors that work with different areas of trauma and are passionate about supporting others.
While we can help with any concerns, we specialise in working with historic / childhood trauma, present trauma, front line workers and forces personnel. Whether you have witnessed abuse or suffered it, or experienced different trauma, we offer a safe and confidential place to discuss it and explore options. We work with every gender and every protected characteristic, ensuring a fully inclusive service for all clients. Ratcliffe Therapeutic Counselling is disability friendly.
Many people take their body to the gym to keep healthy. Keeping your body healthy is essential to future health and happiness. However people often forget that your body cannot survive without your mind. Keeping your mind healthy is just as important to a happy sustainable future.
Take your body to the gym, take your mind to therapy. Whether your concern is emotional or psychological, we are here to help you.