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Rae Yates

Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor in Worthing
Worthing· West Sussex· BN12

  • Specialist in: General, Relationship, Trauma, Abuse, Anxiety, Stress, Other, Depression, GSRD, Vulnerable housed/homeless, Sexual abuse
Online Offered
  • Person-Centred counsellor/therapist
  • Person-Centred trainer
  • Person-Centred supervisor
  • Duration
    50 mins
  • Individual cost
  • Group costs
  • Supervision cost

I’m Rae, a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I am an Accredited Professional Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I offer long or short term, individual counselling and clinical supervision online and in person in Worthing, West Sussex. I am non-binary and use 'they/them' pronouns. I am experienced in working with people with all kinds of issues and concerns and in differing levels of distress. I specialise in working with individual adults (18+) who are LGBTQIA+ /GSRD - gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans, agender, asexual, intersex, poly, and sexuality/gender questioning. I also work with people who hear voices, have unusual beliefs or experiences that are distressing or others find unusual or label as paranoid, have experienced trauma or are neurodivergent. 

  • Areas of practice

    I work with LGBTQIA+ / GSRD (Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity in counselling and clinical supervision.

    I also work with people who may find it more difficult to access counselling and therapy including people who:

    • experience neurodiversity such as ASD or ADHD
    • hear voices
    • beliefs that are distressing or others find unusual or label as paranoid.
    • in emotional or psychological crisis
    • in ethical non-monogamous or poly relationships
    • people labelled with cPTSD, DID, schizophrenia or a personality disorder.

    I work from a non-pathologising understanding of mental health issues and emotional distress.

  • Special areas

    I am an experienced counsellor within the LGBTQIA+ / GSRD / Queer community on all the issues that come with being human. I want to ensure that LGBTQIA+ people can access private counselling and therapy knowing that they will be safe, accepted and understood and not have to explain or defend their gender, sexuality or relationship choices. I also work with people exploring and questioning their sexuality and/or gender. I worked for 2 years at East London Out Project (ELOP), a specialist LGBTQ centre offering counselling and group support in Walthamstow, East London and I am now a group supervisor within the counselling service at London Friend. 

    I am a qualified Person-Centred Clinical Supervisor offering individual supervision to people working with LGBTQIA+ people. I have a Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Supervision with an Intersectional Lens.

    I have 20+ years’ experience working in the mental health and homelessness sector in London. I have developed and managed psychologically and trauma informed environments, offering non-medical, Person-Centred peer support to men and women with experiences of psychological crisis and distress, trauma and abuse, sex working, and using alcohol and drugs to cope. 

    I have personal lived experience of chronic fatigue and a long-term health condition.

  • Accessibility Comments

    I work online - webcam (using Zoom), phone, or email, to make my practice accessible to people who are neurodivergent or have mobility or chronic fatigue issues or live in other parts of the UK and want to have therapy from home.

  • Professional accreditation

    Professional qualifications and memberships 

    Accredited Professional Member of National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (PNCPS Accred.) Membership number: NCS18-07417

    Work experience

    • Volunteer Counsellor, ELOP (East London Out Project) LGBTQ Centre
    • Volunteer Counselling Supervisor, London Friend (LGBTQ+)
    • Service Manager, St Mungo's, London (homelessness sector)

    Other memberships

    • Gendered Intelligence Counsellors and Therapists Network
    • Hearing Voices Network, UK
    • World Conference for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (WAPCEPC)
  • Code of ethics

    National Counselling  & Psychotherapy Society Code of Ethics

  • Qualifications


    • currently - Diploma in Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity Therapy - Pink Therapy
    • Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Supervision with an Intersectional Lens (multi-modality), TA East, London
    • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Person-Centred Pathway, City Lit Institute, London
    • Certificate in Counselling Skills – Person Centred Approach, City Lit


  • Place of study
    City Lit, London, TA East, and Pink Therapy
  • Language(s)
  • Fees statement
    Payment is by bank transfer or PayPal in advance of the session.

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