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Last updated: 26 Apr 2020
- 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
I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I worked for the NHS for 18 years, specialising in the psychology of adults, adolescents and children. I set up in independent practice in 2005.
My work requires me to assess, formulate and treat the difficulties of children, adolescents 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, children 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 13 years.
I have completed post-doctoral training in a number of different psychological models. My approach draws on cognitive, behavioural, solution-focused, 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 adults; adolescents; children; trauma; behavioural difficulties; anxiety; low mood/depression; parenting; anger; sleep difficulties; self harm; bereavement; adjusting to life events; coming to terms with any health condition and its wider impact
Best Trainee in Clinical Practice (2003)
British Psychological Society Associate Fellow
Children's BAFTA nomination (2005)
New York Festival Medal (2007)
The Supermum Myth (2017) Dr Rachel Andrew & Anya Hayes. White Ladder Press
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.