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BA (Hons), MSc, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, FHEA, HCPC

About me


Child and family mental health: I worked for ten years as a Highly Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Psychologist (CAMHS) in the NHS and have experience in working with children/families where there may be concerns about eating disorders, autism, anxiety and low mood, attachment disorders or trauma. As a clinical psychologist, I am able to draw upon a range of evidence-based theories and approaches including CBT, family therapy and solution-focused. I have experience of working in specialist Eating Disorder settings also. I am able to offer consultation and professional support to parents/carers who may be concerned about their child's emotional wellbeing or behaviour. I am able to work online or face to face (Bridgend clinic) and offer a non-judgemental and supportive therapeutic space. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Master's degree in Psychology, and a British Psychological Society accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2004).  I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist who previously worked in the NHS in a range of mental health and medical health settings. I am registered with my professional body (HCPC). I hold an academic position 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. 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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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • holistic 
  • wellness 
  • wellbeing
  • coping after diagnosis
  • emotional support 

Therapies offered


£80.00 per session

Additional information

£80  (50 mins) 

£25 for 30 minute initial meeting with me - an opportunity to meet me and discuss your aims. This may help you decide if you think we could work well together 

When I work

My working hours are mixed. Online sessions are more flexible and can be arranged for most evenings. 

Bridgend, CF33

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms



In person

supervision for therapists working with children/adolescents & families.

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Dr Rachael Hunter

Dr Rachael Hunter