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Psychoeducation Based in Bedfordshire

Services Available Face to Face or Online, Throughout the UK

Alongside my online counselling based in Bedfordshire, psycho-education is something I have been passionate about for many years. After working in a global investment bank for over a decade, I realised the importance of understanding and nurturing peoples’ mental health and wellness, not only in big corporate businesses but also in schools, colleges and local community groups.

Through my therapy-led workshops, either in person or online, I strive to normalise the conversation around mental health. I aim to empower individuals and companies to not only understand the mechanics of mental health and what may well be happening for them, but to give each individual the freedom, strength and confidence to better cope with their lives and feel empowered by doing so.

If your organisation could benefit from my psychoeducation, based in Bedfordshire, please get in touch today.







Let’s Normalise Mental Health in Your Workplace or Place of Education, Together

If your organisation is looking for workshops on psychoeducation, based in Bedfordshire, I can provide them by whatever method suits you. Online, over Zoom, via webinar or in person, just give me a call to discuss things, on 07724 844 033. Alternatively, email me at enquiries@rachelstaffordcounselling.com to learn more.

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“Mentally Healthy” Workshops

Rachel Stafford Counselling, as part of my psychoeducation based in Bedfordshire, offers “Mentally Healthy” Workshops as well as offering bespoke, tailored workshops to suit your budget, needs and hopes from our working alliance. Together we can establish a new culture in your workplace, college or community group, and see everyone’s mental health improved. We’ll dispel harmful notions and dismantle taboos, for the betterment of all. 




My workshops include:


What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety affects us all, whether we know it or not. We all feel nervous, we all feel dread and we all worry about things at times.  Sometimes it’s easier to identify it and sometimes it’s harder. This workshop explains what anxiety is, the signs to look out for and how to cope if we are experiencing it.


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What is Depression?

Depression has become synonymous with the feeling of deep, overwhelming sadness. “I’m depressed” is a common self-diagnosis but, in reality, it’s a little more complex. This workshop will help you understand and identify depression and show you the steps to take if you suspect you may be suffering from it.




When the weight of the world bears down on you, everyone has a breaking point, with that point being tested more quickly for some than for others. This workshop will explore what it means to be resilient in the face of overwhelming situations,  and help you develop strategies of endurance and strength in order to carry on and cope with life in a healthy and safe way.


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A far more prevalent coping mechanism for a variety of issues than you might imagine, self-harm isn’t something to be taken lightly. This workshop will explore the meaning of self-harm, help us to understand it, be aware of the warning signs that someone might be self-harming and what we can do to get help and cope with it.



Limiting Beliefs

More often than we would like to admit, the most powerful and secure prisons are the ones we build in our own minds. Limiting beliefs can hold you hostage and stop you from living to your full potential. This workshop will help you to dismantle those structures on the inside and allow you to flourish once again.


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One of the most difficult subjects to approach but one I feel is truly essential to highlight and understand nonetheless. While often seen as a last resort, with most imagining that they couldn’t possibly end up there as a destination in life, the reality is a large percentage of society finds themselves faced with these thoughts and sadly many will follow through with them. This workshop will sensitively inform the listener about topics surrounding suicide and what to do in order to safeguard yourself, as well as those around you.



What is Bullying?

Bullying comes in many different forms. This workshop will explore the complexities of bullying behaviours and the implications that it has on the victims. We will explore how to recognise it and what we can do to keep ourselves safe.


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How Our Upbringing Shapes Us

Whether we like it or not, we are all products of our parents/carers, our upbringing and our environment. For better or worse, they shape our character and our outlook on life during our most formative years.  This workshop will help to explore how that happens, the future ramifications and how we are able to facilitate change, if need be, and let go of past introjections to become our own person.




Our relationships help to define us and, in many cases, control us. Attachments have a strong – influence on behaviour, people, and attitudes.  Healthy attachments can be extremely beneficial to us but, when it comes to the negative attachments, they can keep us captive. This workshop will cover the basics of attachment styles, what they mean and how to identify them.

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Self-Care – What Exactly Is It?

Sometimes, admitting you are struggling isn’t always the hard part. The real test is when we try to put ourselves first and offer ourselves true compassion. This workshop will explore ways in which you can enact self-care in your own life, improving your mental wellness and outlook on life.


The Cycle of Abuse

As part of my psychoeducation, based in Bedfordshire  this workshop will detail what the cycle of abuse is, how to identify it and how we can break free from the chains this cycle binds us to. It isn’t just limited to romantic relationships. It can be present in the workplace, among friends and within our families.  By understanding the mechanics of it, we can be better placed to recognise it and heal from it.

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What is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse can be extremely hard to spot. Through my psychoeducation based in Bedfordshire but available online, nationwide, this workshop will help to identify exactly what Emotional abuse is, how it affects the victim and what support is available for those suffering from it.


The World of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is an incredibly useful tool that can be used to help gain increased self-awareness, identifying how you’re feeling and what you’re sensing at any particular moment. This workshop explores the meaning and practices of mindfulness and how, by using it, we are able to gain a better sense of who we are and how our overall wellness will be enhanced.

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The Menopause and Early Menopause

The menopause is often an emotional, frightening and confusing time for many women.  This workshop will hopefully support in recognising and understanding what is happening within our bodies before, during and after menopause, what we can expect and what we can do to stay grounded, healthy and mindfully aware throughout this process.





It is my hope that engaging with my psychoeducation, based in Bedfordshire, will enable the listener to gain a deeper understanding of topics that affect most of us over our lifetime. By engaging in these workshops, your own self-awareness and ways of coping in every aspect of your life in a healthier, more grounded and balanced way.  Through psychoeducation, we are able to become aware of who we are and why we feel and behave the way we do. It normalises mental health issues and better improves our overall wellness.

I believe that understanding ourselves is at the beginning of all wisdom

1:1 sessions are also available for all employees, students and staff.






Becoming “Mentally Healthy”, together

If your organisation could benefit from any of these valuable workshops, or you have a specific topic you would like covered, please feel free to get in contact and discuss my services in more detail. Give me a call on 07724 844 033 or email me at enquiries@rachelstaffordcounselling.com to find out more.

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