Rachel Couper - Clinical Psychologist
MA, M-Res, MSc, DClinPsy
Rachel is a skilled Clinical Psychologist who has over six years of experience of working with children, young people and their families in various settings within the NHS.
Rachel has worked for the NHS in CAMHS sevices (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and in specialist services for children, adolescents and their families, including a Refugee service, Looked After Children’s service and a Gender Identity Service.
Rachel feels passionately about working with young people, to support them to thrive within their environment. She works within a systemic and strength-based framework, drawing upon the client’s internal and external resources to help them to manage challenges. Rachel recognises the importance of building a trusting therapeutic relationship and the benefit of working collaboratively with the child and their wider network – including family members and teachers.
What Rachel Can Help With
Rachel can help with a number of issues, including:
Emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression and low self-esteem
Behavioural difficulties presenting at home or in school
Deliberate self-harm, such as cutting
Struggles with identity, such as distress related to gender identity
Cognitive assessments, including the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC).
Phobias including social phobia
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Stress at home or at school
Developmental delays or concerns
Support for children with concerns related to social communication or attention difficulties including Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Areas of Special Interest
Rachel specialises in using a range of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Narrative Therapy, to help children and adolescents. She also works systemically with families to think about how they can support the child in managing emotional and behavioural issues.
Rachel uses a variety of established therapeutic models including:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Systemic and Narrative approaches
Brief therapies such as behavioural approaches and Solution Focused Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy
Professional Qualifications and Registration
Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK).
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of East London.
To make an appointment with Rachel or speak to her about your concerns, please call us on 0208 6737930.