Hi, I’m Rachel, a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working across health and social care settings supporting individuals in distress and working psychologically with their teams and services.

What matters most to me is that the people I work with feel safe and supported. It’s not easy being human and there are difficult conversations to be had but a foundation of trust can go a long way to making change possible. We know that it’s the situations we live in, and the relationships we have, that promote or deter individual wellbeing. Given this, it matters to me that as Psychologists, we seek to understand where and how best to support positive change, going beyond the therapy setting where indicated.

I advocate for Community Psychology approaches, recognising the importance of addressing power dynamics in mental health support. Currently, I’m involved in professional development and research at the University of Bath and Cardiff University. My research interests span from formal therapy to everyday relationship dynamics, understanding that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to helping.

I collaborate with Platfform, providing consultation, supervision, and training to promote a Trauma-Informed Approach. It’s fulfilling to contribute to the ongoing development and wellbeing of professionals and indirectly, those they support.

Outside of work, I reside in Cardiff with my family. Balancing my professional life, I enjoy art classes, hitting the gym, and spending quality time with loved ones.