MY BACKGROUND

I have spent over 20 years working with people's emotional and mental health needs, initially as a social worker specialising in the field of mental health.

I found that the help I was able to give my clients - while clearly useful - could only be partial. I wanted to work with people in a more personal way, and broaden the beneficial outcomes I could achieve with them.

It was this desire which led me to psychotherapy and I have been working as an integrative psychotherapist now for eight years.

You can read more about integrative psychotherapy in the Therapy section.

I live in London N15, and run my practice from home.


MY QUALIFICATIONS

MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, The Metanoia Institute, London
Diploma and MA in Social Work, Goldsmith's College - London
BSc in Social Studies, University of Teesside


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Metanoia Institute
United Kingdom Association for Psychotherapy Integration (UKAPI)
Registered social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

I hold a copy of my Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check which is renewed every six months.


Rachel Behrens

“As an integrative psychotherapist, I am not only concerned with what works, but why it works.”

Rachel Behrens
counsellor & psychotherapist, north London