Dr Rachael Lippett

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Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5
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About me

If you are feeling distressed or anxious, your relationships are troubled or unsatisfactory, or you are struggling to deal with every day life  then you may wish to consider psychological therapy. Therapy  offers a safe space for you to explore the nature of your difficulties, to improve your understanding of what's going on and create lasting change.

I am a warm, compassionate and experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience treating individuals both privately and in the NHS. I routinely treat a variety of problems including but not exclusively - anxiety, depression,  post traumatic stress disorder, lack of confidence and self esteem, personality disorder, self harming and psychosis.   I offer supervision and consultancy to psychology and other health care professionals, on an individual, group and team basis, including around serious incidents and/ or issues of risk. 

Initial appointment

I usually suggest an initial consultation to meet. This might take place over a couple of sessions.  In these meetings you and I will have the opportunity to explore what has brought you to seek help. It is an opportunity for me to get to know you and you to find out how I work. We can then think together about whether I am the right person to support you at this time. If we do decide to work together I would offer you a regular therapy slot on at least a weekly basis. This will be at the same time and in the same place each week. Therapy may be short or long term, depending on what you wish to achieve.

In our sessions we will think about your family background and early life, as well as your adult relationships  both  now and in the past.  With time you are likely to notice the patterns between them. 


You can contact me either by email or by telephone, I aim to respond within 24 hours, generally I am able to offer an appointment within a week.

Training, qualifications and Experience

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University College London - 2001-2004

Foundation training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Tavistock and Portman Foundation NHS Trust 2011-2013

Interdisciplinary training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - Tavistock and Portman Foundation NHS Trust 2015-2020

2019- 2022- Consultant Clinical Psychologist- Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (Assessing and treating adults 18-65 with mental health problems and personality disorder, supervising psychology professionals and other healthcare colleagues at all levels of qualification and experience, offering assessments of autistic spectrum disorders, staff recruitment, managing complaints)

Visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.


HCPC registered

British Psychological Society (Membership number 092394)

Registered British Psychoanalytic Council 

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist 

21 years NHS experience.

Assessments of Adult Autism. Supervising other professionals.

Registered with the HCPC, British Psychological Society and British Psychoanalytic Council 

Member organisations

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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£65.00 per session

Additional information

£65 per session.

When I work

Both day and evening slots depending on availability. 

Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Unfortunately my consulting room is not wheelchair accessible (very old building) but if you have mobility issues I am very happy to offer phone/ video conferencing sessions to circumvent this.

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In person

I have been offering supervision to both trainee and qualified psychological therapists for around sixteen years in the NHS, and in private practice.

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Dr Rachael Lippett
Dr Rachael Lippett