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Rachael’s professional background includes more than 16 years’ experience as a counsellor and many years’ experience of managing large counselling services in the higher education and voluntary sectors (she was the Manager of the Student Counselling Service at Plymouth University for 9 years).    


Her initial training was in person-centred counselling at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside. She also trained in solution-focused therapy as part of her MSc at the University of Bristol and more recently, she has become a fully qualified EMDR therapist (recognised by EMDR Europe), enabling her to work briefly and effectively with various traumas.

Additional Information

Rachael is also an experienced counselling supervisor and effective trainer. Prior to training as a counsellor, Rachael worked as a teacher of mathematics in secondary and further education.  BACP Find a Therapist Directory Entry

Rachael Cretney

Counselling professional Plymouth Modbury

BACP accredited counsellor

Qualified experienced therapist

Highly experienced & Accredited

Diploma and MSc in Counselling

BACP Membership No:  541508

Actively involved on national committees

Professional Activity

Rachael believes passionately that all clients should receive the highest standard of counselling.

This commitment to high standards within the counselling profession has led to her active involvement in development work at institutional, regional and national levels: