Willow Tree Counselling


Welcome To Willow Tree Counselling

I have over 20 years experience in caring professions and I can offer you a confidential, safe space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

Are you experiencing feelings of low self-esteem, self-doubt or depression? Do you need support with anxiety or relationship difficulties, addiction or bereavement? If you are struggling with any of these issues or others such as, trauma or confusion about sexuality, gender or where life is going for you then I may well be able to help.

About Me

My name is Rachel Wright and I have over 20 years experience working within a listening profession. I have over 20 years experience working within a listening profession. I am a qualified counsellor and I am also a tutor on the counselling foundation degree program with Middlesex university helping new therapists to learn and develop their skills. I have previously worked as a nurse for many years, giving me a wealth of experience in trauma and bereavement. 

I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community which gives me insight into issues around sexuality, gender and identity. My work and life experience enable me to offer a unique, non-judgemental, open minded environment for you to share feelings and explore ideas. 

I work face to face in Romsey (near Southampton) and online and am happy to have an initial phone conversation with you to see if you feel I may be able to help. 

“Rachel is able to create a safe space which facilitates me to be my authentic self and promote reflection and learning”


" Thank you so much for all of your wisdom and help in our counselling sessions!! You have genuinely made such a difference to my life and outlook"


"You helped me really face so many insecurities and demons and gain an understanding of myself. This has allowed me to take care of myself and better communicate with others to live a much happier life"


My qualifications

Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (Middlesex University)

Level 3 Diploma in Counselling

TA 101

My experience

I have several years experience in private practice and I have previously been an NHS counsellor and worked in the drug and alcohol inclusion service. I now teach on the counselling degree programme for Middlesex University.

Ethics and insurance

I am a registered member of the BACP and as such abide by their code of ethics for practitioners. I am fully insured.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:



Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction

Trauma and post-traumatic stress


Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

Where do you start?

I believe you need to find the right counsellor for you therefore I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation by phone. This gives you the opportunity to explore if I am the right therapist for you. Please call or email to arrange this.

Fees & availability

Counselling sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £50 per session. I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income or for students; contact me to enquire about availability.

Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash or by bank transfer.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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