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Dr Rachel Whatmough

The Tunbridge Wells Psychologist

Psychology

 

  • Fee assured
Overview

About me

About me:
I am a Clinical Psychologist and trained mindfulness teacher with over 13 years experience working within NHS, charity, private practice and corporate settings, supporting clients affected by a variety of life challenges and psychological difficulties.

How I like to work:
I strive to create a trusting and genuine relationship with the people I work with. I’m passionate about working in creative ways to help people to understand their difficulties and then to draw on their own personal strengths to make changes they want to move towards a more positive future.

I see myself as a warm and empathic therapist and I aim to support my clients to reconnect with their own resilience and resources, in times of difficulty.

My experience and interests:
I have extensive experience of treating clients with both mild and complex difficulties relating to depression, anxiety (including obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, low self-esteem, social anxiety, general anxiety and phobias), sleep difficulties, adjustment to parenthood, post-natal difficulties and relationship difficulties.

I also have a specialist interest and expertise in supporting people with the psychological impact of living with a physical health condition (for example cancer, chronic pain and other chronic or acute health conditions).

The therapy approaches I use:
I’m flexible and collaborative in how I work with people. I’m qualified to draw on a range of therapy approaches in order to ensure the therapy I provide is personalised and suited to the individual’s needs.

The approaches I use include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness approaches (including MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy, and Systemic approaches (helping people to understand their difficulties in relation to the contexts in which they live and where they have come from).

Areas of interest

Stress;
Low mood / depression;
Anxiety;
Panic Attacks;
Phobias;
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD);
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD);
Eating difficulties / disorders;
Relationship difficulties;
Sleep difficulties;
Low self-esteem;
Anger difficulties;
Work related stress and public speaking anxiety;
Traumatic life events;
Adjusting to parenthood;
Post-natal anxiety and depression;
Bereavement and loss;
Living with a chronic / acute physical health condition

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Living with a chronic / acute physical health condition

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Offers

  • Video and telephone consultations
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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