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Career & Qualifications


Dr Rachel Andrew is a Clinical Psychologist. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She worked for the NHS for 17 years, specialising in the psychology of children, young adults and their families. Dr Rachel Andrew set up in private practice in 2005, offering appointments to adults as well as families.

Dr Andrew’s clinical work requires her to assess, formulate and treat the difficulties of children and adults. She regularly works with people with a wide range of emotional and physical health problems, including obesity and eating distress, self-harm, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma, and challenging behaviours. She works with adults and families who are coming to terms with traumatic experiences, separation, bereavement, physical health problems and medical diagnoses. 

Dr Rachel Andrew studied Psychology (BA Hons.) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and worked in adolescent in-patient units in the north east of England for 2 years. She completed her doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology in 2003. She worked for the NHS with young people and their families in East Lancashire for 12 years.

Dr Andrew has completed post-doctoral training in a number of different psychological models. Her approach draws on cognitive, behavioural, solution-focussed, systemic, EMDR and narrative psychological models. She provides individualised assessment and treatment sessions tailored according to a client’s needs and personality.

Since 2012, Dr Andrew has worked alongside a number of clinical psychologists who also offer appointments at the Haslingden clinic. Her associates include Dr Natalie Powell and Dr Julie Preston.