Rachel Harrod

Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m a qualified, BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor. I have eight years’ experience of working with issues around relationships, anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement. I have a non-judgemental, gentle but challenging approach.

Noreen Ratcliffe

Hi, I’m Noreen. I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor with my core influence being the therapeutic relationship. I have nine years’ experience working in this way. I am an Accredited Member of the BACP. I am interested in anxiety and depression, bereavement and historic issues and their influence on who we are now. I have experience of working with many different issues throughout the years.

Julia Harris

Hi, I’m Julia. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who can help you explore your experience of the here and now, helping you to manage a decision, event or crisis or explore deeper aspects of yourself and your relationships. My areas of interest include life transitions; depression and anxiety; bereavement and loss; physical and emotional abuse; eating disorders.

Becky Holt

Hi, I’m Becky. I have twenty years’ experience of working with anxiety and depression, seven of these as a BACP Registered Integrative Counsellor. I incorporate elements of CBT when clients may benefit from a collaborative behavioural approach. I use a warm and empathetic approach to facilitate awareness and any changes desired by the client. My particular areas of experience and interest include relationship issues (including domestic abuse),  the perinatal period and diversity.

Phil Hindle

Hi, I’m Phil. I’m a BACP Registered Counsellor and IPT UK Accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist. I have over twenty years’ experience of working in addictions and mental health services. I’m an integrative, relational therapist and I draw from a range of approaches including Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapies. I have substantial experience of working with a range of issues and my special interests are working with childhood trauma and addictions. My fundamental belief is that, no matter where you are in your life and whatever your struggles are, you are worthwhile, valuable and have the power to change.

Hayley Knaggs

Hi, I’m Hayley. I’m a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I have over fifteen years’ experience of working within both adult and child and adolescent mental health services within the NHS and private practice. I have extensive experience of working with a range of difficulties such as anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, trauma and eating disorders. I am passionate and committed to helping individuals understand what their problem is and working together to find strategies to overcome difficulties and improve quality of life.

The Focus Pledge

Why Choose Us?

Here are the things that make Focus Wellbeing Services different

What We Offer

We offer a range of services to help you improve your mental wellbeing and fulfil your potential


Person-Centred Counselling

Facilitate your personal growth and fulfil your potential with one of the most widely-used therapies.

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Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) alters the way your memories are stored, helping you overcome distressing life events.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT helps you manage problems by recognising how your thoughts can affect your feelings and behaviour.

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Very friendly, professional people who will listen, empathise and guide you in the right direction. You can’t go wrong.

Focus Client

I feel I have made a good deal of progress with Focus and continue to use strategies I have learned in my day-to-day life.

Focus Client

I’m so pleased I came to Focus, it has helped me so much. I feel I can cope now. My counsellor has been brilliant and so easy to talk to.

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