Rachel Stichbury

Rachel Stichbury

“Know yourself to know you can.”

We live in a world where a formula exists for most things yet love, creativity, imagination, dreams, freedom, self-expression have no formula. They simply need nurturing.

You may have come to a standstill and reached the crossroads surrounding your inner self. I can walk beside you on your journey to reach where you want to go and gain the clarity for a whole new sense of self and perspective on who you are. Imagine that you love yourself just the way you are.

Client types

Individual adults, adolescents

Area of special interest

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Mindfulness
  • Understanding one’s self
  • Professional Development ( Career)
  • Counselling Therapy service

My role as a counsellor is to listen, and surround you with a non-judgemental, caring safe and confidential environment supporting you with whatever obstacles, challenges that you may want to talk about.

Within this process as a counsellor I will facilitate and support your healing for a greater awareness, clarity and balance, gaining insights surrounding your emotions, thoughts and perceptions. We will together enhance and explore your own personal strengths towards you finding your own solutions. I will support you to understand and make sense of where you may have come to a standstill within your life.

Sometimes we need a little help, encouragement to think about our situation and a listening ear inviting you to express what you may have not yet been able to voice.

Assisting you with the changes that you identify and feel you want to do make in a positive, empowering way with tools that you will learn and experience towards your inner happiness.

Using your new eyes of perception to seeing yourself living a full happy life.

Counselling Therapy approach

My approach is calming, compassionate and respectful.

Primarily I use a Person Centred approach which is listening and walking beside you with your beliefs and values in life as a unique individual. Supporting growth, motivation and achievement for one’s self. Supporting you for a greater understanding of self.

I also draw on other different approaches which are:

  • (CBT) Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy

All these methods I use as a combination surrounding what will best suit surrounding one’s issues and what will be beneficial to work alongside you with toward your personal wellness.

Registration and Professional Membership



  • Diploma of Professional counselling
  • Certificate in Psychology of Grief
  • Certificate in Relationship and Communication Management


Let me introduce myself and say a few words about my life.

Within the past 25 years I have been involved in fashion, food and art.  A part of my life then and now that filled my creative side and gave me the balance I needed that I have thoroughly enjoyed and also gave me the opportunity to meet many people from all walks of life. I am very grateful.

Most recently I have been involved with Karitane Nurses and working alongside families with the caring of their children and still do on a part time basis. I have also spent time working part time in a medical centre counselling over the past 17 months.

My passion for getting into study initially towards a counselling profession was very strong and my interest in human behaviour has always been a part of me throughout my journey in life and taking it to the next level has been very rewarding and along with my own life skills I feel this is very much the place I was meant to be encouraging and supporting others towards a special life that we all as individuals deserve. I love the work I do.

I am able to from my life experiences and knowledge support individuals from many cultures and backgrounds.

And important part of my practice is to empower and build upon individual’s strengths.

I believe that each of us has the capacity to live full and satisfying lives.

The freedom we seek is to use our own mind and body,
To live our own life
Instead of the life of our belief systems.

Individual therapy sessions are $ 120 per hour.

Please contact me on 0273471197 with any enquiries or by using the contact form to book an appointment.