Dr Rachael Neall

BA (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

CBT, ACT ,DBT, Mindfulness

About me:

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 approach:

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

Specialist Training

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 ClientsMelanie 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.

Clinic Location

My clinic is based in Rownhams, Southampton