Clinical Psychologist and Therapist
Dr Rachel Clarke BA (HONS), D Clin Psy, CQSW, PG Diploma CBT, CPsychol, AFBPsS.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, holding Chartered and Associate Fellowship status with the British Psychological Society and Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. In addition I am an accredited CBT therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and an accredited Practitioner and Consultant with EMDR Association UK, and through them with EMDR Europe.
In all of my roles I am an accredited, registered and experienced practitioner who adheres to professional and ethical guidelines. I offer integrated interventions. I work in the NHS and privately. I also provide medico-legal assessment and interventions in relation to personal injury. I specialise in trauma related therapy. I am a registered provider with a number of private health insurance companies.
Post-Graduate Diploma in CBT (University of Plymouth)
Doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology (University of Exeter)
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (University of Glasgow)
BA (Hons) Psychology (University of Strathclyde)
Professional Registration and memberships
Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow (British Psychological Society No 225370)
Registered Clinical Psychologist (Health and Care Professionals Council No PYL26578)
Accredited CBT Psychotherapist (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies No 110269)
Accredited EMDR Practitioner and Consultant (EMDR Association UK and EMDR Europe).
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Other relevant training
British Psychological Society Expert Witness: Part 1 Responsibilities and Business,
Part 2 Report Writing,
Part 3 Court Room Evidence and
Part 4 Choosing, Using & Presenting Psychometrics in Court
Bond Solon Civil Procedure Rules Training
Compassion focused supervision
EMDR Consultant training
IAPT Supervisor Training
Practice Teaching Award
Supervision Skills training
Compassion Focused therapy in physical health.
Get over it: Enhanced recovery after critical illness
Integrated CBT and 3rd Wave Therapies
EMDR G-TEP and R-TEP.
Working with dissociation
EMDR and pain
EMDR with children and adolescents Part 1
EMDR Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Trauma Focused CBT
ACT Experiential and Skills
CBT and pain.
Integrating EMDR and drug and alcohol treatments
EMDR and psychosis
Managing Persistent Physical symptoms
Putting DBT into Your Practice, Delivering CBT: Challenges and Opportunities. EMDR: the early stages, In the Mind’s Eye, Rumination, Complex PTSD, Supervision skills, EMDR Part 3 and skills development, Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Depression, The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Pre -2010 EMDR Part 1 and 2, Military Tri-services Mental Health Conference, Practice Teaching Award and Veterans
Complex Trauma and Dissociation,
Neuropsychology of Trauma
Trauma Focused CBT,
ACT Experiential and Skills Workshop
Working with Inter-personal Threat
Integrating EMDR and drug and alcohol treatments,
EMDR and psychosis,
Using cognitive interweaves in EMDR: how when and why.
Managing Persistent Physical Symptoms
Putting DBT into Your Practice; An Introduction to DBT
Seeing with the Mind’s Eye
Experiential Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course
Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Depression
The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Military Tri-services Mental Health Conference
Areas of interest and expertise
Symptoms of psychological trauma
Integrated assessments and interventions
Safe and supportive therapy environment
Proven recovery rates
Ability to match therapy to your needs and goals
I have worked in the NHS providing psychotherapy and counselling to individuals, groups and families since 2007.
Way back in the mists of time (the early 80s) I moved to Glasgow to complete a degree in Psychology and spent several years living in a group home alongside people with learning difficulties. I worked for a couple of years in one of Glasgow’s large housing schemes recruiting, training and supervising volunteers. I then trained as a social worker and moved south to work for the Probation Service. I worked as a Probation Officer for four years, working with adults and young offenders, individually and in groups. After a career break to travel in south east Asia I returned to live in the south west. I then worked for over 12 years with young people in care, supporting their transition into adulthood and independence. I went on to train as a Clinical Psychologist and Therapist working with people across the lifespan in the community and inpatient settings. I have worked in an IAPT service, an acute inpatient unit, pain management and now work in my NHS role in clinical health psychology specialising in Post Intensive Care Syndrome.
Other important bits
As part of my professional registration I am required to work to several codes of conduct and ethical guidelines. I am committed to continuing professional development and regular supervision. I hold comprehensive professional indemnity insurance and am DBS checked. My private work takes place at the Therapy Collective in Mutley, which provides the perfect space for therapy and counselling
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