THERAPY

I am experienced in helping clients who are struggling with a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, excessive worry, phobias, OCD, relationship issues, low self-esteem, work-related stress, family issues, and PTSD. 

 

I specialise in helping clients move forward from traumatic events (recent or historic) using effective, evidence-based approaches. I have worked extensively with people living with various long-term effects of childhood adversity and trauma. I have a special interest in helping people rebuild their lives following trauma or loss related to injustice. 

 

I am trained and experienced in delivering Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an innovative and effective clinical treatment for difficulties arising from traumatic events. I would be pleased to provide further information on this approach when we meet, and to consider whether this approach might be suitable for you. 

Therapy can be conducted face-to-face, or via online video link. Online sessions can be a great way to make therapy available despite barriers like location or mobility. Online therapy allows you to fit your appointments around your other commitments without having to factor in travel to sessions. Some people like to mix some face-to-face sessions and some online sessions, depending on their schedule and location.

ASSESSMENT

After you make contact with me, we can arrange a first assessment session together.  When we meet for the first time, we will spend some time looking at your difficulties, and I will assess what approach is likely to be suitable for you at that time. From there, we will decide together how to proceed.

I offer a bespoke intervention, based on your specific difficulties and goals. I draw on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy approaches.  I also make use of mindfulness and compassion-focused techniques.  The approaches and techniques used in therapy are selected based on your personal goals and preferences.

SOME ISSUES I CAN HELP WITH:

Depression

Low mood

Anxiety

PTSD

Childhood trauma

Social Anxiety

Panic attacks

Health Anxiety

Relationship problems

Psychosis &  unusual experiences

Workplace issues

Stress

Separation &  divorce

Physical health

Life transitions

Low self esteem

Bereavement

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Rachel made me feel relaxed and her down to earth approach made me feel
confident to tackle the issues and challenges that I have”

© 2020 Rachel M. Allan.  Website by Yvonne Murray.  Images © Andy Allan Photography.

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DR RACHEL M. ALLAN 

CPsychol, DPsych, PG Dip, MA, MBPS