Dr Rachael Neall
BA (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
CBT, ACT ,DBT, Mindfulness
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with a wide range of mental health problems and emotional distress. I help people to overcome their difficulties by working together with them and drawing on their own strengths. I offer therapy in a warm, safe and non-judgemental space using individualised evidence-based approaches.
Most of my experience has been in working with long standing and complex mental health difficulties. Other experiences include: Clinical lead for a DBT team; working with, children in foster care, helping families with attachment difficulties, and working with children with autism and learning disabilities. I am also passionate about attending to both mind and body when addressing mental health and well-being and if appropriate I incorporate this in therapeutic work.
Difficulties I currently work with include:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas)
- Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability)
- Anxiety disorders (e.g. OCD, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety)
- Personality disorders
- Self-harming behaviours
- Eating difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Chronic Pain and fatigue
My style is flexible and informal. I do not work to a rigid framework, as I believe in tailoring my style to your need. At our first meeting we will discuss how you view your difficulties and how you would like to work with me and what you want to get out of therapy. We can think together about what sort of approach would suit you best. I normally suggest that we meet weekly, but that is not fixed in stone.
The main models I use are: Schema Focussed Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton
MSc Health Psychology, University College London
BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Reading
Registration and Professional Membership
Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advanced Workshop
Dr Russ Harris; Contextual Consulting
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Workshop. Provided by Dr Sue Clark; Dr Helen Bolderston; Bournemouth University
ACT for Psychosis, Joe Oliver; Solent University, Southampton (BABCP, southern branch)
Autism: The Developmental, Diagnostic and Dimensional Interview (3Di): assessing autistic traits; Institute of Child Health, University College London
Autism Diagnostic and Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2); BeginningwithA: Autism Consultancy and Training
Asperger’s syndrome and CBT; University of Southampton
CAT: Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy, CAT North West
CBT: Simplifying Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Personality Disorders: A NEW Paradigm, Christine Padesky; University of London, Institute of Education
DBT: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy training, Dr Maggie Stanton and Christine Dunkley; Southern Health NHS Trust
Mind and Body: Yoga Therapy Skills for Psychologists and Therapists. The Minded Institute
BWY Teacher’s Diploma Course. Year one completed and passed (Not completed full training due to competing priorities).
Level 2 Fitness and Gym Instructor. YMCA
Mindfulness: Mindfulness for DBT practitioners, Dr Hannah Wilson
Risk: HCR-20 Version 3 training, Dr Kirsty Forsyth and Dr Rachel Smith; Adult Mental Health Directorate, Solent NHS trust
Schema Therapy and attachment training:
Currently on the Schema Certification program working towards accreditation.
Schema Therapy workshops 1 and 2, Arnie Reed, Chris Hayes & Lisa Anthis; Schema Therapy Workshops
Group Schema Therapy, Dr Joan Farrell & Ida Shaw; Schema Therapy Workshops
Strengthening the bonds of attachment, Child and adolescent mental health services, Portsmouth
Supervision: Improving the effectiveness of Supervision, University of Southampton
Effective Supervisory Relationships: Research and Practice, University of Southampton
Trauma focussed training: Eye-Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR); EMDR Europe. Levels 1-4; Europe Accredited Training. EMDR Workshops. Accredited EMDR Therapist
Treating PTSD in DBT with High Risk BPD Clients, Melanie Harned; Behavioural Tech
Brown R & Ogden J (2004). Children’s eating attitudes and behaviour: a study of the modelling and control theories of parental influence. Health Education. Research. (2004) 19 (3): 261-271.
My clinic is based in Rownhams, Southampton