Dr Rachel Edwards, BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy. 

Dr Rachel Edwards is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the Information Commissioner's Office. She holds public liability and professional indemnity insurance. Her accreditation can be checked in the following places:

The British Psychological Society (membership number 097708)

Health & Care Professions Council (registration number PYL03872)

Information Commissioner's Office

​​Dr Edwards is affiliated with AXA, Aviva, and BUPA insurance companies to provide psychological assessment and therapy

 

Sk ills & Experience

Dr Edwards qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2005 and has since worked extensively within the NHS and, more recently, as an Independent practitioner. A range of therapy models can be drawn upon depending on individual needs and include traditional and third-wave cognitive therapies (CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Compassion-focused Therapy). Dr Edwards is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Her experience and skills include:

  • Assessment and therapeutic intervention for adolescents and adults with a range of mental health difficulties such as:

·      Anxiety problems
·      Depression and low mood
·      Trauma- related difficulties (including PTSD)
·      Personality-related issues
·      Anger & emotional regulation
·      Sleep problems
·       Complex or severe mental health difficulties
  • Specialist assessment services – learning disabilities and autism

  • Forensic-related assessment and intervention – including assessments for risk of offending (e.g. HCR-20)

  • Clinical supervision for other mental health professionals and psychologists

NHS experience: 

Clinical Psychologist,  CNWL NHS Trust, HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes  (Jan2016 – present)

Clinical Supervisor for CNWL IAPT service, Milton Keynes (October 2017 – present)

Clinical Psychologist, Learning Disabilities Service, West Sussex (Feb 2013 – Jan 2016)

Clinical Psychologist, Developmental Disorders Secure Inpatient Service, South London (2007 – 2013)

Clinical Psychologist, Learning Disabilities Service, West London (2006-2007)

Recent relevant CPD and training:

Working with Shame. Carolyn Spring (2019)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) (Richman EMDR Training)  – Part 1&2 (Part 3 due July 2018)

Expert Witness training Level 2 & 3 (BPS) Nov 2017, Mar 2018

Historical, Clinical Risk Management (HCR 20) 2009 & 2016 (version 3)

Assessment of Risk & Manageability for Individuals with Developmental & Intellectual Limitations who Offend Sexually (ARMIDILO-S) 2013

WAIS IV (one day workshop, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust) 2011

BPS Supervisor Workshops 1&2 (Salomons, BPS) 2011

Expert Witness training Level 1 (BPS) 2011

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) 2010

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