Key Life Therapy counselling and writing for wellbeing

Hi, I’m Rachel Hawkins-Crockford, a counsellor and writing for well being practitioner based in Westbury-On-Trym, Bristol and this is my site Key Life Therapy, named because I believe that within each of us we hold the key to living a fulfilling and meaningful life on our own terms and my role is to support clients to unlock that within themselves.   I work hard to provide a place where you can find a safe space to explore your problems, manage life transitions and significant changes, enhance your understanding of yourself and make positive changes.

Are you dealing with new life transitions and changes in your personal or work relationships? Have old traumas begun resurfacing or are depression and anxiety presenting obstacles in the way you cope with day to day life? Are you struggling to make sense of your future in an unpredictable world? Perhaps you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, down, depressed or low? Maybe you even feel desperate or angry about things which have happened in your life? Counselling and therapy can help you explore these feelings and process changes that are going on for you.

My own journey into becoming a counsellor and writing for wellbeing practitioner came after a corporate career and a move from New Zealand to the UK.  Like many who retrain as counsellors or health practitioners, I became a counsellor because I had experienced the benefits of it myself. Writing was something I had done for myself for many years, using it to bring me back to a calm place when life felt overwhelming.  Counselling was something I tried when I realised I couldn’t do it all by myself. Now I’m passionate about finding ways to support others using these skills.

If you feel like you’re ready to make an appointment for counselling or would like to learn more about how creative writing for therapeutic purposes might assist you, please get in contact by telephone on 07975 403 188 or email