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About Rachel

Dr Rachel van Schaick is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and parents. Rachel is passionate about promoting good mental-health for families, and aims to achieve this via work with young people, parents, organisations and community projects. 


Rachel has spent over thirteen years working in children's mental-health services. She qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2011 at University College London. Rachel has worked with children and families with a wide variety of needs and a range of settings, including NHS, Local Authority and third sector organisations.  

Rachel is experienced in working with children from infancy through to early adulthood. Some of the common issues Rachel works with are outlined below. This is not an exhaustive list and whatever the needs of your child and family, Rachel will utilise evidence-based approaches, combined with a warm, flexible and creative approach, to tailor a bespoke package of support.

  • Behaviour that is challenging or concerning

  • Child mental-health

  • Trauma, loss and grief 

  • Neurodiversity

  • Support with changes, transitions, and family stressors

  • Parental mental-health and well-being

In addition, Rachel has specialist expertise in working with adoptive and foster families. She is a certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist and an intermediate level Theraplay® practitioner. 

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