Rachel Bird

MBACP (Reg), DipHE.

As a Mental Health Practitioner, I mainly specialised with people suffering from eating disorders. I also worked within Transcultural Psychiatry, and I have a specific interest in how our cultural background influences who we are and how we relate.  I also ran psychodynamic therapy groups for many years.

 

In the past 15 years, I have gained in depth experience working with adults and children with disabilities, and have become familiar with the many issues that they and their families and carers face.

I have worked at a well-respected counselling organisation in Greater London for 5 years both as a Counsellor and Assessor.

 

I hold a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from the University of Surrey. I am also a qualified Mental Health Nurse and General Nurse.

 

My training required that I undertook many hours of my own personal therapy. This has given me invaluable depth and insight into my own life story, which is an essential part of being a competent, empathic therapist. 

 

As a member of the BACP, I am committed to working within the BACP ethical code and guidelines.

 

I am committed to Continuous Professional Development and regularly attend workshops and seminars.