Who we are
The sum is greater than
the individual parts
InTwoMinds is more than the sum of its’ parts. We believe that we bring a unique combination of skills: Louise has considerable experience working with adults across a variety of settings, and of teaching mindfulness and ACT to staff and patient groups; Rachael has over 17 years’ experience of working with adolescents, and of working to bring ACT and mindfulness into schools in innovative and creative ways.
Together as InTwoMinds, we bring our skills and knowledge in both medical and educational settings, working with adults and young people, and being a psychologist and a counsellor. This personal and professional collaboration works in such a way that each enhances the other, and as a result, what we deliver is the best that it can possibly be.
In addition, we are sisters! Not only is this quite unique, but we think it also brings a very special energy and atmosphere to our training. As sisters, we can be very open and honest with each other, allowing us to collaborate on a different level, and deliver work which is dynamic, flexible and constantly being improved. This sets a tone for our sessions, and as a result, our feedback tells us that others then feel safe and are able to bring their whole selves into the room. Through this, we feel that everyone can reap the full benefits of the sessions and really take something quite special from it.
We also practice what we preach, by deliberately stepping out of our comfort zones (but remaining in our self-care zones) in order to connect with what matters. Whether this is cold water swimming, giving presentations to large groups, jumping out of an aeroplane, parenting our children or getting on with housework – we believe that when these behaviours are aligned with our values, something quite magical happens.
Rachael has worked extensively with young people aged 13-27 in school settings and in her private practice. She is also a public speaker on the subject of adolescent mental health.
Louise is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience in mental and physical healthcare settings. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT) is her preferred model, and her goal is to bring this to as many people as possible.
This course offers staff a unique opportunity to first learn new approaches to their own care and wellbeing, before then exploring how to bring these into their work and the classroom. This gives attendees a ‘felt sense’ of having explored things in their own lives, allowing them to then pass things on in their work more authentically and skillfully. The course is grounded in the theory of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which trains psychological flexibility and resilience. Sessions are a mixture of experiential exercises and informal teaching, and can be delivered in a variety of formats. It was originally aimed at tools for year 6 pupils with transition in mind, but can be adapted for any age. It has received outstanding feedback.
Tools for schools
Clear minds, steady breath
This one day inset training has been our most popular. It is an opportunity for teachers to learn practical skills to use immediately in the classroom to help children become more curious about their internal world and learn new ways of relating more skilfully to their thoughts and feelings. It is 6 hours CPD
We offer a series of 90-minute talks for parents(and teachers) in schools. The most popular has been entitled: ”How to help your child live well with their brains”. This looks at the neuroscience of the adolescent brain and explores the skills that we know help children relate more skilfully to their thoughts and feelings.
In Two Minds believe in delivering what is going to work for you, in your setting, with your people, and with your resources. Over the years we have delivered the core processes involved in training psychological flexibility, in a variety of different ways. Whether it’s a one-off inset day, or a longer term 4 session course, or ongoing training and consultation – we are very happy to discuss this with you.
A 2 day workshop that provides an introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. You will leave with a solid understanding of the model, along with practical tools and exercises that you can bring immediately into your work with young people
It has never felt more important to be offering meaningful support to school staff. Our courses don't just touch on wellbeing, but offer a deep dive into what it truly means to practice self-care, drawing on ACT, CFT and Mindfulness approaches.
Therapy, Training and Support
Louise has a small private practice in Oxford where she sees clients for one-to-one therapy, and also offers sessions on Zoom/Skype. As a clinical psychologist she has training across a number of therapeutic models, and draws mainly on so-called '3rd Wave Approaches' which include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness
Therapy - Rachael
We offer a 2 day 'INTRODUCTION TO ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY' workshop. Our aim is that you leave feeling confident enough to start to bring ACT into your work, as soon as you leave the sessions. Teaching is informal, and experiential. (12 hours CPD). Beginners welcome, as are those with some knowledge, who are looking to build confidence.
At InTwoMinds we believe in taking things beyond the training room, and back into everyday life. The things we share in our training, are not quick solutions, and require people to make an ongoing commitment to stay on track. In order to do this, we are on hand to offer ongoing consultancy and support. Whether it’s a return visit to keep things on track, some one to one supervision with a key person in a team, or top-up training, we believe this can make all the difference between a great training session which stops there, and seeing lasting changes beyond the training room, and into the organisation and people’s lives.
I wanted to feedback that I thought evening for year 12 Parents last night was
absolutely brilliant. Very informative and many helpful tips, so thank you. (LL)
I just called to say what a fantastic night you organised last night.
I learnt so much and it was extremely well delivered. (DG)
I found the exploration of this difficult subject really interesting and useful and the shared slides and recordings were brilliant for sharing with my family at the weekend(MR)
So many take home points, I cannot wait to get started on taking Rachael's advice
and putting this into practice on myself straight away (HH)