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Raquel Rodriguez facilitates a safe and friendly therapy environment, providing empathy, warmth and creativity to encourage the client to explore how they relate to themselves, others and their surrounding environment. She hopes to help clients to challenge any difficulties they are experiencing through the therapeutic relationship in order to take the steps to positive change. She practises an integrative approach that combines a range of theories, tools and styles to suit each individual client.
Raquel’s professional background is in social work at a housing association supporting young people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds with their emotional and practical needs. Having worked in residence for vulnerable people, Raquel’s dealings with her clients on a day to day basis has given her a greater understanding of the difficulties faced in people’s everyday lives. She draws on this experience when working with clients who are suffering from mental health or emotional issues.
Raquel is a trainee Integrative Counsellor undertaking Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. She works at The Awareness Centre with NHS clients for counselling at a GP surgery in Wandsworth.