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Before seeing Rachael, I had had a pretty negative experience with counselling. I didn't get on with CBT and was left unsatisfied with NHS services. My anxiety was out of control and having yoyoed on and off medication, I was in desperate need of a solution. Rachael was so easy to talk to and after a couple of sessions, I felt I had known her for years. She offered a fresh perspective, and helped me to unravel the complex entanglement of my relationships with my family, and to understand issues that had plagued me for years. She made me realise what was making me so unhappy. After seeing Rachael, I feel back in control of my own life and I can enjoy things that once caused me so much stress. I cannot thank her enough for her insight, guidance and advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending her or giving her a call if I needed her support in the future.
Rachael helped me so much during a difficult time in my life. I was sceptical about counselling and whether it was right for me but I’m so glad I reached out to her. She has an ability to make you feel relaxed and allow you to open up in a friendly and calming environment. There was no judgement and her advice and guidance was supportive and understanding. She uncovered things I didn’t know about myself and I am so grateful for her help.I also know that she is always there on the end of the phone if I need her guidance again. I can’t recommend Rachael enough.
After starting to read this book with a little skepticism I was delighted to discover that the author had written with a refreshing down to earth approach. The book was informative and throws around ideas that when put into practice actually work! An easy, enjoyable read, with useful ‘tips’ to carry with you in everyday life.. I would heartily recommend this read to someone looking for ways to improve a relationship.
Not ever met a councillor before I was very curious as to how the sessions would go. I think what Rachel does is relax you does not judge and is very open. Having somebody that you do not know allows you to be honest without fear of any criticism. Would recommend Rachel to others.
This is a stunning book; concise, positive and joyous. The text is beautifully presented and elevating. A fantastic choice for those seeking answers in life's rich tapestry. Highly recommended.
Fascinating read giving you so many insights not only on romantic relationships, but all your interactions as a woman, a mum, a friend or a partner. I'll definitely keep referring to it as it makes so much sense. Thoroughly recommend it.
Going to Rachael was one of the best things I have done she made me feel at ease from the moment I sat down. I liked that she allowed me to lead the conversation I felt comfortable crying in front of her (which I did a lot of ) she just let the sessions flow at my speed. Rachael helped me more than anyone else at a time when I felt lost and I will be forever grateful to her. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
This book gave me a valuable insight in my relationships with others and really made me think about my own self worth.
Having tried counselling once before and not feeling at all comfortable I was hesitant to try again. I'm so glad I did! after just one session I felt so at ease, I never feel like I'm being judged or looked down on when talking about things no matter how bad they may be! Rachael really has helped me to look at things from a different perspective, I feel much more positive about things than I have done in a very long time. I also like the fact you lead the conversation rather than being bombarded with questions and pushing, you can very much go at your own pace. I would highly recommend Rachael to anyone that is looking for a caring highly committed person to talk to.
This book is such an easy read and simplifies what I thought was a complicated process. It makes finding love seem so easy.
A very interesting read full of ‘smack in the face light bulb moments’ blinding obvious when it’s there in black and white!!! The missing piece of life’s jigsaw.
Admitting you need help is a hard thing to do but Rachel made me feel at ease and I felt completely comfortable with her. She doesn’t judge you, she listens and talking things through helped me deal with my situation. I would recommend Rachel and I know I can go back and see her at any point if I feel I need to.
Rachael has been a great help, allowing me to explore all the relevant issues relating to my concern. I felt able to share my problems without feeling anxiety or being judged. I feel I have made real progress during our counselling sessions and Rachael has equipped me with some of the tools to continue this progress. I feel much more positive about life since speaking to her. Highly recommended.
Being a child of the 60's I was rather sceptical of seeing a therapist. However, Rachael soon put me at ease very quickly with her calm, considerate non judgemental approach. Rachael was able to put a perspective on issues which helped me put issues to bed, which had been bugging me for years.
Rachael was wonderful to work with, patient, understanding and able to give excellent advise and coping mechanisms. I’d been suffering from depression, anxiety and trauma problems for a while which culminated in an attempted suicide in March 2018. Through Rachael’s methods and counselling, I now have the skills and tools to fight off these feelings. The transformation in my life is incredible. I can’t thank Rachael enough.
Just want to say a big thank you to Rachael Blackmore. I recently went through a break up. Instead of moping around I decided to look for help to address the issues that led to the break up. Not knowing what to expect on the first session, it was more than I expected. A great place to open up and discuss how to improve myself.
I have only ever visited one counsellor ... I am so grateful it was Rachael. She undoubtedly has the experience, skills and knowledge necessary, but much more than this, she is perceptive, clear-sighted and above all, profoundly empathetic. She listens, intuitively understands complex issues, and delivers counselling in a non-judgemental, non-prescriptive way, which goes straight to the heart of the matter. Rachael's experience and intellect, combined with her innate humanity, give her the ability to initiate very real positive changes and insight. I am very grateful to Rachael for helping me with my own personal crisis; I thoroughly recommend her to anyone seeking genuine and effective guidance.
Rachel was great to work with, very supportive and helped me to understand my thoughts and feelings. The consultancy environment was very comfortable and relaxed. I found it very easy to make progress quickly with her experience and knowledge. I would definitely use Rachel in the future and recommend to anybody in need of support.
Where to begin! Racheal is the best counsellor I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. She’s a good listener, kind and not judgmental. But most importantly she’s calm, no matter how big or small you feel the issue you face is Rachael has the ability to make you see and understand how to fix it. Her passion for her work and zest for life really shines through and I don’t know where I’d be without her. I’d highly recommend her. Thank you for everything Rachael.
Rachael possess good insight and has the ability to help me identify areas that are causing me concern, as well as offer constructive advice on how to deal with them.Rachael is an extremely good listener who gives off an air of empathy that I find both soothing and enables more free and easy communication.
Rachael has been a wonderful support for me through my tough times and is now a firm template in my diary. As I need to vent on a regular basis I needed somebody who can sit and listen and advise me and go through options in life. I wouldn’t know where I would be without her. Thank you for wonderful advice and support. You are truly fabulous. xxx
Rachael is a truly wonderful counsellor and I'm so glad I found her. Not only is Rachael a great listener, but she is also incredibly insightful. Just through talking to her about my issues, she is able to offer answers and carefully thought out solutions. I'm so glad I found Rachael and highly recommend her.
Rachael, thank you so much for helping me sort through things and put everything into perspective, especially my relationship with my husband. Best wishes, K
I felt listened to rather than sympathised with. I didn’t feel judged in any way and felt that the questions raised questioned my own perceptions and enabled me to view myself differently. I felt I was able to talk freely as Rachael’s openness enabled this. Her genuineness shone through
I have found Rachael to be an empathetic, patient and compassionate counsellor. Rachael has enabled me to talk through my issues without fear of judgement and gain an understanding of what measures I can act upon to overcome these. My outlook on life has improved tremendously and I cannot thank Rachael enough for her kindness and support. Although moving forward, I will also miss her!
I started to see Rachael in September 2017 when I had got signed off sick for stress at work, she made me feel so comfortable from day one and helped me to understand what my issues actually are and has helped me find solutions to making my life better. Just a few months on I feel like a new person with a purpose in life now thanks to Rachael. I would recommend Rachael to anyone who is feeling lost or just needs someone to talk to.
I contacted Rachael after a series of unsuccessful dates. I decided I needed to change the way I was doing things. Her course has helped me to look at myself and what I want for my future. Lots of things have come up along the way which Rachael has helped me work through.The course requires effort and self examination. Support from Rachael is always on hand. The main thing I would say is that I now look positively at my future. I was in a rush to meet someone. Now I am prepared to wait until I meet someone worth committing to. I believe that will happen.
This has been the best money I've ever spent! It's a process which in itself is tremendously worthwhile. It's not a 'product' to me in that I am not buying an end product. It's worth it for the process I'm going through.
Rachael helped me through a very difficult time, after facial surgery went wrong and I lost all my confidence and was struggling to leave the house and face people in public. She is very caring and compassionate and non judgmental, she listened to all my fears and previously unspoken feelings on lots of subjects and encouraged me to voice them. After my sessions with Rachael I feel I am a lot more assertive and actually realise I am aloud to say no to people and put myself first, although I’ve put my sessions on hold now, I am confident that should I need her again she will always be there. I can’t thank her enough for helping me find myself again.Paula
Thank you so much for everything that you have done for me without you I wouldn’t have got past this stage and honestly I’m so happy that you were so understanding and easy to talk to about anything and everything. Thank you so much.
From the first session to the last, Rachael made me feel comfortable and relaxed, to be able to express myself without judgement. It didn't take long to build up a rapport with her, which made me feel all the more comfortable. The sessions felt informal and not regimented, it felt like I was chatting to a caring friend, and learnt so much about myself and others, which helped me immensely to sort out my issues.
Rachael is very professional but more importantly, she cares and I truly can't thank her enough.
Looking forward to the next one, thanks to everyone for making it a very enjoyable experience.
Really great event. Was such a relief to have a grown up time and chance to chat. Thanks Rachael Blackmore !! I really enjoyed it and definately would go again. As someone who went on their own everyone was very welcoming and friendly.
It was a really good event. Much better to do something different! Look forward to future events xxx Big thanks to Rachael
Thank you Rachael - it was so much fun! What a lovely group of people! Looking forward to the next one
Hearing about Finding Mr Darcy has been a catalyst for me to change. I've changed my outlook on dating and most importantly started thinking about what I want. This has led to me setting my own boundaries and sticking to them rather than bending them to please others. Thank you Rachael for starting the conversation and organising events for like minded people. I for one am feeling positive about this journey
I will certainly consider having counselling again if need be (hopefully not). My relationships and feelings of anxiety have improved since coming to see Rachael. RP
I felt listened to rather than sympathised with. I didn’t feel judged in any way and felt that the questions raised questioned my own perceptions and enabled me to view myself differently. I felt I was able to talk freely as Rachael’s openness enabled this. Her genuineness shone through. SP
Rachael is extremely sensitive, attentive and empathetic, and is obviously passionate about her work helping people. She's very easy to talk to, and works hard to build a trusting relationship with her clients. She's fantastic support whatever the issue - she really cares and you couldn't want for a better person to talk to.
The biggest challenge I faced in 2016 which is when I started my sessions with Rachael, was that I had turned 40 the year prior and taken a three month sabbatical through the summer. So far, so privileged! However even after just my first two sessions with Rachael, I think I had hit the nail on the head. With her help to focus my thoughts I realised that I had lost focus on my life and with the milestone of turning 40 and achieving a goal that I had been working towards since I turned 30 having taken up most/ all of my thoughts combined with a successful career, I hadn't really focused enough on me.
I was skeptical at first but it felt good to discuss, identify and work through issues in a structured way with Rachael asking questions encouraging me to answer truthfully and look at my life and consider what and how to change it for the positive. Although at first, I felt exposed emotionally I did feel as though I was in a safe pair of hands and one whom I could trust and thought was credible. Over the course of the few weeks Rachael helped me identify the areas I needed to work on and continue to work on.
Rachael helped me to take on the elusive work, life balance and actually make positive changes including a decision to relocate from London to Manchester. With the reading materials and course videos, I was encouraged to develop my mind set to a more postive one and employ that on a day to day basis and realise the power of that.
What Rachael really excelled at was asking very pertinent, personal yet sensitive questions that helped me come to my own conclusions but once i had put those thoughts out there, she helped me organise them and also address any issues that came to light including low self esteem and and a sense of being lost. She introduced coping mechanisms, plus help with analysing why past relationships hadn't worked out.
What I learned is that it isn't just about relationships but how I view myself. Writing the journals and reading the recommended text at first felt alien and time consuming but actually it really helped build on those things i need to work on and identify when I was having a good or a bad day. Grasping the coping mechanisms and employing them in every day life, realising why needed closure and how to try and feel more positively about my last relationship ending was and is a game changer. I'm actually looking forward to dating again!
What's fallen in to place for me is that this is a process and not a quick fix. What Rachael did was provide a catalyst for positive change in my life that involved careful consideration, thought and work. It's not just about finding the one but putting the best version of myself out there and being open to every possibility. Hopefully the bi-product of this in the future will be a successful, fulfilling relationship!
Rachel always made me feel very comfortable & she's very easy to talk to without judgement. I was never very keen on going to speak to someone for some support but it was the best decision I made.