Stepping Stones Counselling
Counsellor Therapist Parent Support Mental Health Psychological Support Isleworth Hounslow


Professional and affordable
counselling and parent support in West London

Tel. 07760 370 964




Private counsellor parent support Isleworth Hounslow

Rachel Cruz

Counsellor, Family Therapist,
Child Development & Behaviour Specialist

AdvDipCouns, NNEB

Member of BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Welcome to Stepping Stones Counselling Centre

Let me introduce myself. My name is Rachel Cruz. I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor, Family Therapist, Child Development & Behaviour Specialist based in Isleworth, West London. I have worked many years in schools, counselling agencies and the Hounslow Council Youth Offending Team as a Parent Support Worker.

I am the Founder of Stepping Stones Counselling Centre and my main professional qualifications are:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2006)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies (2004)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2003)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Nursery Nursing  (1987)

You can find out more about my training and professional development here.

First appointment
You don't need a referral from a health professional to benefit from the counselling and parent support services that I provide. Once you have contacted me by phone, text or e-mail, I will arrange a convenient time for you to come for an Introductory Session. Sessions are usually once a week and last an hour. This time goes surprisingly quickly. The first few weeks are often used to gather information about you and your situation - past and present - as this helps me empathise with you and provide the best possible advice and support to suit your individual needs and circumstances. 

    Areas of specialism:

    • Stress, anxiety, panic attacks and phobias
    • Trauma
    • Loss and bereavement
    • Anger
    • Abuse
    • Low self-esteem and low self-confidence
    • Cross-cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Women's issues
    • Work problems
    • Relationship problems
    • Pregnancy and postnatal issues
    • Parenting struggles
    • Childhood and teenage behavioural problems
    • Couple & marriage problems
    • Self-harm
    • Domestic violence

    Why counselling?
    Sometimes life can be difficult for many reasons. A chat with a friend or family member is not always enough and we need professional support. Counselling can help you explore and understand your feelings in a safe environment where you won't be judged. It can make the difference between existing and living.

    Why parent support?
    Becoming a parent can be stressful. It's a big adjustment - both physically and mentally. Parent support enables you to share your feelings, develop practical tools to help you deal with difficult issues, improve family relationships and give you more confidence. 



    I use a number of approaches and techniques in my counselling and parent support work in order to ensure that my clients' needs are met.

    Person centred therapy Isleworth Hounslow West London counsellor

    person-centred therapy

    This approach is useful for past and present problems that have become an issue for you. The focus is on how you are feeling now. 


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    psychodynamyc therapy

    This approach links present behaviour to past traumas and fears. By having the freedom to express strong emotions, you can feel less guilty and hurt. You are then more able to accept the reasons why you feel this way and move on.  

    CBT cognitive behavioural therapy counsellor Isleworth Hounslow BACP parent support


    This approach works on establishing key problems and triggers. We then explore your thought and behaviour patterns. Small tasks help you develop new and more rational ways of thinking. 

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    This approach is for all age groups but it is especially suited to children and young people and those finding it difficult to express themselves through words. 


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    parent support

    We provide you with support and techniques to help you feel better about yourself and become a more confident and capable parent. 

    Integrative counsellor private therapist cultural differences Hounslow London

    integrative therapy

    This flexible and inclusive approach to psychotherapy brings together different elements of specific therapies to fit the needs of individual clients. 


    We take it
    'one stepping stone'
    at a time.


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    Professional and affordable counselling and parent support 

    Initial Assessment (any age)
    50-minute initial assessment session
    to discuss your counselling and/or parent support needs

    Counselling Session (Adults)
    60-minute weekly counselling session
    for adults (19 and over)

    Counselling Session (Couples)
    60-minute weekly counselling session
    for couples

    Counselling Session (Children)
    60-minute weekly counselling session
    for children (7-18 years old)

    Counselling Session (Families)
    60-minute weekly counselling session
    for families (up to 4 people)

    Parent Support Session
    60-minute weekly support session
    for parents


    Group Therapy Session
    60-minute weekly group therapy session.
    The cost can be shared by up to 6 people. 



    Couples counselling Family therapy Mental Health Psychological support Isleworth Hounslow

    great guidance and support

    Stepping Stones Counselling Centre helped me when I was having a very hard time with my teenage son. It was so helpful to talk to someone about my feelings. I would recommend their services to anyone, especially to those who don't get much support from friends and family.
         A young mother from West London


    Relationship counselling mental health psychological support London West Isleworth Hounslow

    healed relationship

    I was in total conflict with my daughter and didn't realise how much so until I got help. 
    The sessions helped heal our relationship and everything was put into perspective. 
    Situations gradually seemed more positive and I started gaining confidence.
                    Beverly, West London


    Contact US

    Our counselling and parent support work takes place in Isleworth, close to the West Middlesex Hospital.

    Bus routes: 235, 237, 267 and E8     
    Nearest train stations: Syon Lane and Isleworth
    Nearest tube stations: Hounslow East and Osterley (Picadilly Line)

    Free parking and wheelchair accessible.

    Please contact me to arrange a time to discuss your counselling
    and/or parenting support needs.

    Tel. 07760 370 964

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