Image Credits: BBCNI / Tern TV2 / C4 / Walsh Bros
Dr Rachel Andrew is a member of the British Psychological Society’s approved media database. She is frequently asked to comment on the emotional well-being of children, young people and families. She is regularly quoted in national magazines and newspapers as wide ranging as Psychologies, Closer, Reader’s Digest, The Psychologist, Junior, Bliss, The Daily Mail and The Independent. She wrote the Diagnosis feature for Men’s Health magazine from 2008 until 2010 and has contributed features for Total Film and Young Minds magazines.
Dr Andrew appeared as on screen psychologist in Channel 4's BAFTA nominated teenage anger management series Don’t Make Me Angry. She was part of the expert team in UK Style’s Teen Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses, BBC NI's Slim Chance: Fix my Family and Slim Chance: Fix my Family - One Year On, as well as BBC NI's Teen Trouble: Fix my Family. Most recently, she has worked behind the scenes on Channel 4's Hoarder SOS and CBBC's The Worst Witch.
Dr Rachel Andrew is keen to share her knowledge about the emotional health of children and young people, and her key strength is her ability to communicate this in an accessible way. She loves innovation and challenge, and seeks out opportunities for both. Other television appearances include BBC3’s The Cinema Show and ITV's Tonight programme.
" Dr Rachel helped me put together a ground breaking series that for the first time brought the complex therapy for teenage anger management to a television audience. It was important to make the series engaging and truthful, but also to make it safe for those taking part. With Dr Rachel we worked out a ground breaking aftercare system that meant the families were not forgotten when the filming finished. With Dr Rachel’s dedication to her patients and thoughtful and accessible on screen manner, the first series secured a BAFTA nomination and the second series won the prestigious New York Film & TV Festival Award. By bringing her professional expertise to the teenager’s family homes, Dr Rachel’s ground-breaking work with us has challenged the perceptions of psychology, how it works and the effective implementation on those taking part."
John Walsh, from Walsh Bros Ltd, Producer of Don't Make Me Angry