Dr. Rachel Mandela

Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist

For more information, please telephone us on Freephone
0330 050 1620

I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2013. I have worked full-time in the NHS since then, with adults with learning disabilities and in a general hospital with adults experiencing a wide variety of symptoms and difficulties including post traumatic stress, body dysmorphic disorder, various anxiety difficulties, low mood/depression and chronic pain. Prior to qualification as a clinical psychologist I had worked as a social therapist in a Therapeutic Community, and in various other roles with in the mental health field. In total, I have worked as a therapist with adults for 11 years.

My main models are 3rd wave cognitive therapies, Compassion Focused Therapy and EMDR.

I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC.

Specialist areas

  • Trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Anxiety
  • Low mood/depression
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Substance misuse
  • Low self-esteem


  • Advanced Clinical Skills Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Fully trained EMDR Therapist
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psy)
  • BSC (hons)Psychology
  • Weekly Psychodrama group training (2 years)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

Days and hours of work

Thursday evenings.