Rachel is a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practitioner, specialising in working with children and young people with mental health needs alongside special educational needs, in particular Autism Spectrum Condition and social communication difficulties.
Rachel is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Rachel has a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for children and young people from University College London (UCL) and the Anna Freud Centre, focusing on the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. She has also trained in Therapeutic Play and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Rachel has experience of working with children aged 4-19, working with them individually, in small groups as well as with their families and carers. She has worked in a range of settings including mainstream and special schools and clinics. She currently works for an independent special needs school as both a Speech and Language Therapist and the Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Rachel supports children and young people with a range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation and trauma related difficulties. She incorporates strategies from her wide-ranging training in all of her sessions.
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