Rachael completed her counselling diploma in 2007 and is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has worked extensively with young people in school settings and has a small private practice in Beaconsfield www.thelivingroom.uk.com. Rachael has worked as a counsellor at both Wellington College and Claires Court Schools, in Berkshire. Her interest in acceptance and mindfulness based approaches began 6 years ago, and since then she has trained extensively in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and now helps to deliver initiatives in school settings for adults and young people. She speaks regularly on the subject of adolescent mental health in schools and other organisations.
Rachael has three grown-up children, is passionate about running and open-water swimming, and cooks a mean curry.
Louise qualified as a clinical psychologist, from University College London. Since then she has worked extensively in primary and secondary mental health care services, and now works in a busy NHS hospital, supporting patients living with chronic health problems and going through surgery. Alongside her NHS work, she has a small private practice, offering both one-to-one therapy, and also clinical supervision.
Louise specialises in the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to support mental health and wellbeing. She is an Associate with Breathworks www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk, and has delivered mindfulness and ACT courses to people living with chronic pain and illness, stress, and also to people in the workplace.
Louise has 3 children, who remain her priority – even more so as they begin to flee the nest. She enjoys year-round outdoor swimming, taking her dog on long walks, singing in a community choir, and other creative activities.
Louise is Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered, and a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Clinical Psychologist.