Carolyn Rackstraw BACP Registered Counsellor

Wantage, Oxfordshire 0791 994 6663

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Carolyn Rackstraw MBACP

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor


I am a Qualified and BACP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based in Wantage, offering brief and open ended counselling to adults and young people.


There maybe a time in our lives when we feel troubled or overwhelmed by issues affecting our thoughts and emotions. Counselling can be a great support when life feels too difficult to face alone and having someone to listen carefully who is non judgemental can be a helpful and empowering process. I can offer you a confidential space in which to reflect and to be heard in an empathetic, thoughtful and respectful manner.


My aim is to be alongside you in order to support you find a way to work through the issues which have brought you to counselling in the first place. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and the answers are within you. My intention is to help you explore your feelings and try to understand your thoughts and actions in order to have a better sense of self and build confidence.


Accessing therapy can be a daunting prospect and talking to someone new takes courage. I welcome telephone or email contact as an opportunity for you to ask me questions, have an informal chat or arrange an initial introductory session.


Whether you need support during a difficult time in your life or wish to start a journey of self awareness and development then please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation.




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Issues that I work with:




  • Addictions (including alcohol/drug issues)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Bullying
  • Child-related Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Eating Disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual/ Sexuality issues
  • Stress
  • Termination/ Abortion/ Miscarriage
  • Trauma
  • Work-related issues