Dr Rachel Toole

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Clinical Psychologist, D.Clin.Psy.,C.Psychol, AFBPsS
Available for new clients
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Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 5DT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist who qualified in 1998. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. I worked in the NHS for 23 years and more latterly in the independent sector.  I am a member of the EMDR Association UK and the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science. 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) or Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). 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 


I worked predominantly in the NHS since 1998, in a variety of settings but always with adults presenting with a range of difficulties.

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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£120.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

Individual Therapy

£120 per hour.

Cancellation fee: If less than 24 hours notice 100%, if less than 48 hours notice 50%

Letter and report writing (if required)
Individual quotations provided.

Payment is required prior to the start of each session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer sessions during normal working hours and into the evening. 

Further information

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.

Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 5DT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My practice room and toilet facilities are based on a ground floor with good wheelchair access and free parking directly outside.

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As a Clinical Psychologist, I have offered supervision both to individuals and groups in the NHS to a range of professionals, including counsellors and psychologists for over 20 years.

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Dr Rachel Toole
Dr Rachel Toole