Rachel is an experienced practitioner who has worked in both hospital and community-based services. Rachel re-developed the mood and anxiety program at Wesley Mission Hospital, where she also developed the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) program.
In addition to her extensive research investigating the causes of anxiety disorders, Rachel also has experience working with a number of issues, including:
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Social anxiety
- Panic Disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Health anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance use and addiction
- Relationship concerns
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Rachel is a committed practitioner of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). CBT is the most common form of therapy practised by psychologists worldwide. It is a strongly evidence-based approach, and has been shown by a vast number of scientific studies to produce significant improvements in a wide range of mental health conditions. CBT focuses on examining the relationship between an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. From a CBT approach, the therapist and client work together to address unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that may be contributing to the client’s distress, or interfering with their ability to enjoy life.
Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Rachel is also an experienced practitioner of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). DBT was developed to help people who are prone to more intense emotional reactions, and involves learning skills to help regulate these emotions.