Dr Rachael Hunter

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BA (Hons), MSc, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, SFHEA,HCPC
Limited availability
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Bridgend, CF33
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a clinical psychologist who is experienced in working with both adults and young people. I have worked in and around mental health for over 20 years, and spent 10 years working including in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in England (CAMHS). I  am experienced in working in both mental health and physical health settings, and can work using a range of theoretical models and with a wide variety of issues - including anxiety, trauma, coping with physical health challenges,  etc. 

I work by supporting people and families to understand challenges they may be facing and find a positive way forward. I have particular experience in working with adolescents and young adults. *When working with under 12's I  typically work with parents/caregivers*. I am able to draw upon a rangework evidence-based theories, theory and approaches to suit you and your needs. I continue to develop my skills and have recently completed training in EMDR - a form of trauma therapy. 

I offer a face to face clinic near Bridgend in South Wales.  I provide a non-judgemental and supportive therapeutic space to support you through life's challenges. I can also offer consultation and supervision to other professionals. 

50 minute sessions are £80 (payable 24 hours before session) or payments can be made in cash by arrangement. 

Client/parent of older teen Testimonial:  "I can't thank you enough for providing my daughter with a safe space to talk, helping her to develop ways of coping and understanding her struggles. As parents we want to be able to fix the hurt our kids are feeling, but that's not always what they need. With your support she has been able to repair and regrow.  I can see she has more confidence and belief in herself and that is amazing from where she started. I'm sure she will still have struggles but feel she will approach them a stronger person. Thank you for giving her time, patience and an emotional toolbox going forward in her life".

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a NHS trained Clinical Psychologist. That means that I have a practitioner Doctorate in Clinical Psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society (2004), a Master's and undergraduate degree in Psychology.  I am an experienced practitioner who has worked in a range of mental health and physical health settings, and I pride myself on building warm, supportive and authentic relationships with my clients. I am registered with my professional body (HCPC). 

I also now hold an academic position at Swansea University and am an active researcher with a number of published peer reviewed empirical papers, blogs and a book chapter on 'Resilience'.

Since 2012 I have worked with a range of organisations including charities such as MS Society and Overcoming MS. I am an experienced speaker and have been involved in developing and delivering patient webinars on topics such as mental health, wellness, and resilience. I am also an experienced facilitator of health retreats. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • coping with chronic illness or life changing diagnosis/illness
  • promoting wellness and wellbeing
  • adolescent mental health

Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£80  (50 mins) 

I offer a free initial informal chat over the phone 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My main clinic is on a Friday but some meetings can be arranged for Monday or Tuesday afternoons if required. 

Bridgend, CF33

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Families
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

supervision for therapists and trainees. In person (Bridgend CF36) or online

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Dr Rachael Hunter
Dr Rachael Hunter