- Fee assured
- Verified this account
- Applied Relaxation
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Family Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
Dr Rachel Andrew is a Clinical Psychologist. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She worked for the NHS for 17 years, specialising in the psychology of children, young adults and their families. Dr Rachel Andrew set up in private practice in 2005, offering appointments to adults as well as families.
My work requires me to assess, formulate and treat the difficulties of children and adults. I regularly work with people with a wide range of emotional and physical health problems, including obesity and eating distress, self-harm, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma, and challenging behaviours. I work with adults and families who are coming to terms with traumatic experiences, separation, bereavement, physical health problems and medical diagnoses.
I studied Psychology (BA Hons.) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and worked in adolescent in-patient units in the north east of England for 2 years.I completed my doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology in 2003. I worked for the NHS with young people and their families in East Lancashire for 12 years.
I have completed post-doctoral training in a number of different psychological models. My approach draws on cognitive, behavioural, solution-focussed, systemic and narrative psychological models. I provide individualised assessment and treatment sessions tailored according to a client’s needs and personality.
Areas of interest
Working with children, young people, adults and families; trauma; behavioural difficulties; anxiety; low mood/depression; anger; sleep difficulties; bereavement; adjusting to life events; coming to terms with any health condition and its wider impact
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
British Psychological Society Associate Fellow
Children's BAFTA nomination (2005)
New York Festival Medal (2007)
Simm, R., Andrew, R., Brogan, S. & Slinger, R. (2010). Auditing the Effectiveness of Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy in a Child and Family Clinical Psychology Service. Clinical Psychology Forum, 210, 11-15.
Andrew, R. (2006). Don’t Make Me Angry. Clinical Psychology Forum, 163, 13-15.
Richardson, G., Kennedy, P.J., Hall, R. & Kelly, T. (2002). What Works, What Helps and What Hinders. A Five Year Evaluation of a Behaviour Modification Protocol in a Local Authority Secure Children’s Home. Paper presented at the Faculty of Children and Young People (BPS) Conference, University of Cambridge.
Firth, H., Grimes, A., Poppleton, H., Hall, R. & Richold, P. (2000) Assessment of Parents’ Concerns and Evaluation of Outcomes. Journal of Public Health Medicine, 22 (4), 473-478.
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.