- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Rebecca completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London and has worked for the NHS for over 10 years. Currently, she works in an NHS Health Psychology service.
Within this service she specialises in helping people adjust to living with long-term health conditions and illness, including chronic pain and fatigue. She also works with people with obesity who are struggling to lose weight by providing a psychological understanding of the relationship with food and body size and a psychologically informed weight loss approach. She has published research on the role of self-compassion and self-criticism in the context of binge eating behaviour.
With the onset of COVID, Rebecca was deployed to provide psychological therapy to hospital frontline staff within the NHS, a service she continues to work in. This involves helping staff cope with the anxiety, stress, burnout, grief, guilt and trauma reactions triggered by the COVID pandemic.
Prior to working in health psychology, Rebecca worked in a Primary Care service with adults experiencing difficulties with depression and anxiety. This included helping people with obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and other common problems such as work-related stress, poor sleep, low confidence and difficulties managing anger.
Areas of interest
Rebecca is experienced at providing thorough and thoughtful psychological assessment and delivering effective evidenced-based treatment for adults who are experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties; including anxiety; stress; work-related stress; burnout; low mood; adjustment to loss; eating difficulties; relationship problems; and distress stemming from traumatic experiences.
Rebecca draws upon a range of evidence-based therapy models and techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Compassion-Focused Therapy; and systematic and narrative therapy; tailoring therapy to meet individual needs and preferences
Current NHS consultant posts held
Clinical Psychologist, Colleague Wellbeing Psychology service, Gloucester Royal Hospital.
Staff wellbeing, burnout, eating disorders, self-compassion
Serpell, L., Amey, R., & Kamboj, S. K. (2020). The role of self-compassion and self-criticism in binge eating behaviour. Appetite, 144, article 104470
- Doctorate In Clinical Psychology University College London 2017
- BSc Psychology Cardiff University 2010
- Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Practice Middlesex University 2010
Details of entry to specialist register
- EMDR and Flash technique, 2021
- Compassion-focused therapy for groups and complex cases, 2020
- ACT-based resilience training, 2019
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