Dr Rachael Neall
As a Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher, I have a strong desire to help people overcome their difficulties: I offer assessments and therapy in a warm, safe and non-judgemental space using individualised evidence-based approaches. I currently work with Adults age 18 and over.
I am most interested in helping people to understand and break unhelpful patterns and build self-care into their lives. I aim to provide a safe space to help people process traumatic experiences in the most containing way, so that these memories have less power over peoples’ current and future well-being. I recognise personally and professionally the power of awareness and re-connecting with what really matters in our lives, especially when life has taken some difficult turns and so I also focus on values in my work. I find by doing this, it can really help motivate making positive change. If appropriate I incorporate Yoga practices within Psychological Therapy.
I offer a range of evidence-based therapies. I will work collaboratively with individuals to find the approach (or combination of approaches) that resonates most. Therapies I offer include: Schema Focussed Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy, (CFT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and an approach informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). In addition to running Yoga classes, I offer one-to-one Yoga sessions.
I offer in-person appointments at The Station Mill, Alresford (near Winchester) and online therapy via Zoom.
I worked in the NHS for over 10 years, predominantly in Secondary Care Adult Community Mental Health Teams. I worked with many individuals with a wide variety of needs. I was Clinical lead for a DBT team and developed a trauma pathway. I also developed and ran DBT, Schema, CBT, and other skills-based groups. Other experience includes working with children in foster care, helping families with attachment difficulties, and working with children and adults with autism. In the private sector I had a role as Clinical Manager for Hampshire and Surrey Psychology Ltd. I also worked directly with many individuals who have experienced long term challenges, acute distress or a general sense of unhappiness with their lives that needed paying attention to.
Training, Qualifications and Accreditation
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton
Yoga Teacher, Laura Green Teacher Training Yoga School Ltd.
MSc Health Psychology, University College London
BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Reading
I am registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have continued to enhance my skills with regular CPD events relating to all the therapy models I use. I have trained and am now accredited in Schema Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am a qualified Yoga Teacher.