Dr Rachel Toole, Clinical Psychologist, D.Clin.Psy.,C.Psychol, AFBPsS
I am a Chartered Psychologist and a Clinical Psychologist who has been working in the NHS since I qualified in 1998. Alongside private practice, I currently work in the NHS as a Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist. I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care and Professions Council and a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I am a fully trained EMDR Therapist. I have extensive experience of working with adults experiencing psychological difficulties including addictions, phobias, anxiety, work related stress, dealing with changes in physical health, depression, grief and loss, anger and trauma. I have a particular interest in working with clients presenting with work related stress and anxiety.
If you wish to contact me we can then have a brief telephone conversation when you will have the opportunity to tell me a little about yourself, your difficulties and what you are hoping for from therapy. You will then get a sense of whether you feel I am the right therapist for you and I will be able to assess if I can meet your needs. That being the case a suitable session time will then be negotiated with you and will last an hour. Sessions are usually offered weekly, but this can also be negotiated. Following the assessment process I will aim to offer an intervention/treatment suited to your needs. This may include approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, (EMDR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) or Exploratory Work. This will be decided in collaboration with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
* Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, London (D.Clin. Psy)
* Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology, University of Central Lancashire (BSc Hons)
* Chartered Psychologist by the British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
* Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
* Fully Trained EMDR Therapist having completed 7 days of a 3 Part EMDR Europe Accredited Training
I have worked predominantly in the NHS since 1998, in a variety of settings but always with adults presenting with a range of difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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£75 per hour.
Cancellation fee: (if less than 24 hours notice) 100%
Letter and report writing (if required)
Individual quotations provided.
Payment is required at the end of each session.
Entering therapy can feel like a big step to take. I aim to offer an open, non judgemental approach and a private space to look at your difficulties with you. This will be undertaken in a professional but warm and compassionate manner. I practice in a lovely setting in Penkridge near Stafford, which is easily accessible from the M6, has plenty of parking available and a therapy room on the ground floor. Sessions last an hour. I aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible as I recognise that initial sessions can be daunting. However, hopefully you will soon find that you are pleased that you have entered into your therapy journey with me. Please get in touch for further information. I always reply to emails so please check your junk mail if you do not hear from me as a number of clients have said my reply has landed in their junk folder.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My practice room and toilet facilities are based on a ground floor with good wheelchair access and free parking directly outside.
Usually sessions are Thursday afternoon/evening but this can be negotiated and I have evening sessions available on other days
Types of client