Welcome to my web site, I’m Rachel Hawkins-Crockford and I hope I can provide a space where you may be able to look for answers to your difficulties, enhance your life, or explore your problems. I am a qualified Counsellor, Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes practitioner and Hypnotherapist working in private practice in Bristol. I am based in the Westbury On Trym residential area.
Whether it’s depression, relationship problems, personal tragedies such as bereavement or loss, phobias, redundancy or work issues, or a sense that you’ve lost direction in life, counselling and therapy can help.
But I also understand that when life get hard, and everything seems to be an uphill struggle, it can be difficult to take the first step forward. Even choosing the right person to talk to can feel difficult and counselling can seem a daunting prospect. This is why I offer an initial thirty minute consultation free of charge, so you can get to know me and see if it feels right for you. You can then decide whether you wish to take the next step and continue with counselling.
I work in a person-centred and holistic way, incorporating different theories into my practice. If you choose to undertake counselling with me, you will have a safe and confidential space in which to explore your issues and find solutions, develop coping strategies and make positive changes.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I work within its ethical guidelines, which include regular supervision and professional development training.
If you’d like to take that first step, I’d love to hear from you. Please contact me to arrange for a free initial consultation on 07875 403 188 or firstname.lastname@example.org