Dr Rachel Megahy
Rachel gained both her Bachelor of Science degree (BSc Hons) in Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) from The University of Edinburgh. Rachel has been working as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist in the NHS since 2006.
Rachel works with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, psychological issues caused by physical health problems (e.g. diabetes, chronic pain), phobias, obsessive-compulsive issues (OCD), personality issues, low self-esteem, managing life transitions (such as retirement or having a baby) and many more.
She specialises in working with adults suffering from eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder and obesity) and those who have experienced psychological trauma, including childhood sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
She is trained in a number of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), compassion focussed therapy (CFT), eye movement reprocessing and desensitisation (EMDR), and schema therapy.
Rachel is compassionate and always works with clients to build a shared understanding of their difficulties and build an individual treatment plan based on their needs. It is important to her that she can provide a safe, trusting and welcoming environment and she will always do her best to put clients at ease.
Range of conditions treated includes:
- Anxiety disorders (e.g. phobias, OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder)
- Trauma including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma
- Personality Disorders
- Health related stress (eg diabetes, chronic pain, obesity)
- Eating disorders (eg anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder)
- Work related stress and burnout