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Dr Rachael Neall

Rownhams SO16 & Southampton SO17
02381 661208 02381 661208 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. In addition to my independent practice with Hampshire & Surrey Psychology I have previously worked in the NHS helping people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems and emotional distress.

I offer a range of evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Focussed Therapy.

I help people to overcome their difficulties by working together with them and drawing on their own strengths. I offer therapy in a warm, safe and non-judgemental space using individualised evidence-based approaches.

In addition to being dedicated to working therapeutically with people, I have been the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) clinical lead and an Adult Autism Assessment Service lead. Other experience includes working with children with autism and learning disabilities, ‘looked after’ children, and families with attachment difficulties. Outside of psychology, I am a qualified fitness instructor and have become increasingly passionate about attending to both mind and body when addressing mental health and well-being.

Training, qualifications & experience

Core training:

BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Reading

MSc Health Psychology, University College London

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Southampton

Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Chartered Clinical Psychologist, British Psychological Society

Specialist training:

ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advanced Workshop
Dr Russ Harris; Contextual Consulting

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Workshop. Provided by Dr Sue Clark; Dr Helen Bolderston; Bournemouth University

ACT for Psychosis, Joe Oliver; Solent University, Southampton (BABCP, southern branch)

Autism: The Developmental, Diagnostic and Dimensional Interview (3Di): assessing autistic traits; Institute of Child Health, University College London

Autism Diagnostic and Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2); BeginningwithA: Autism Consultancy and Training

Asperger’s syndrome and CBT; University of Southampton

CAT: Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy, CAT North West

CBT: Simplifying Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Personality Disorders: A NEW Paradigm, Christine Padesky; University of London, Institute of Education

DBT: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy training, Dr Maggie Stanton and Christine Dunkley; Southern Health NHS Trust

Mindfulness: Mindfulness for DBT practitioners, Dr Hannah Wilson

Risk: HCR-20 Version 3 training, Dr Kirsty Forsyth and Dr Rachel Smith; Adult Mental Health Directorate, Solent NHS trust

Schema Therapy and attachment training: Schema Therapy, Arnie Reed, Chris Hayes & Lisa Anthis; Schema Therapy Workshops

Group Schema Therapy, Dr Joan Farrell & Ida Shaw; Schema Therapy Workshops

Strengthening the bonds of attachment, Child and adolescent mental health services, Portsmouth

Supervision: Improving the effectiveness of Supervision, University of Southampton

Effective Supervisory Relationships: Research and Practice, University of Southampton

Trauma focussed training: Eye-Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR); EMDR Europe. Levels 1-4; Europe Accredited Training. EMDR Workshops. Accredited EMDR Therapist

Treating PTSD in DBT with High Risk BPD Clients, Melanie Harned; Behavioural Tech


Brown R & Ogden J (2004). Children’s eating attitudes and behaviour: a study of the modelling and control theories of parental influence. Health Education. Research. (2004) 19 (3): 261-271.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adult Autism
Autism and learning difficulties
"looked after" children
Families with attachment difficulties

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Integrative

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The initial assessment usually lasts and hour and a half, subsequent sessions just under an hour. Hampshire and Surrey Psychology is a private practice but we are also committed to helping people to access the evidence-based psychological therapies recommended by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) such as CBT and DBT. So, if you are on a lower income please talk to us as we may be able to offer a discounted fee or spread the cost of therapy for you.

If you are claiming through a private healthcare provider you may need to check whether you need a referral from your GP or a psychiatrist. Normally we would be able to claim the cost of the sessions directly from the provider. We are registered with major insurance providers e.g. BUPA, AXAPPP etc.

The Psychotherapy Practice
2 University Road
SO17 1TJ

Rownhams House
SO16 8LF

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Appointments are available throughout the week, including some evening and weekend appointments

Dr Rachael Neall

Dr Rachael Neall