Dr Rachel Allan
Hello and welcome. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and qualified counsellor, with over ten years' experience as a therapist working with individuals and couples. I am also a BPS RAPPS-listed supervisor, and provide supervision for Practitioner Psychologists, Trainee Psychologists and Counsellors.
What to expect
As a Psychologist, I am able to draw on a number of different therapeutic approaches to provide an intervention that suits you and supports you to meet your goals. I provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties. I will work with you to come up with a treatment plan, unique to you, that meets your needs and helps you move forward in your life.
After you make contact with me, we can arrange a first assessment session together. I am usually able to give you an appointment within one week of making contact. When we meet for the first time, we will spend some time looking at your difficulties, and I will assess what approach is likely to be suitable for you at that time. From there, we will decide together how to proceed.
A bit about me
I have worked as a Psychologist in the NHS for a number of years. I am experienced in working with clients experiencing a range of difficulties, including depression and feeling sad, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD, relationships issues, family issues, psychosis and PTSD. I am passionate about working with individuals looking to find a way forward through loss such as separation, divorce and bereavement, be that individually or as a couple. I have worked extensively with people living with the long-term effects of childhood trauma, wishing to make sense of their past experiences. I welcome clients from all backgrounds.
I have completed training in supervision and am particularly interested in working with colleagues who are working towards qualification or professional accreditation. A reduced fee for students can be negotiated.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, trained in Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have also completed training in EMDR, which is a specialist treatment for PTSD and related difficulties.
Prior to my doctorate in Counselling Psychology, I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling.
Over the last ten years, I have worked in a number of services, including specialist services for psychosis, and for survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.
I have completed a number of training courses in supervision. I am Registered with the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors, which is designed to recognise psychologists with special expertise in supervision.
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
MA Honours Psychology
HCPC Practitioner Psychologist
BPS Chartered Member
BPS RAPPS Registered
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£80 per hour for individuals
£100 per hour for couples
£80 per hour for qualified colleagues
£50 per hour for colleagues currently in training
Reduced fees may be negotiable on enquiry.
Evening and weekend appointments available.