Dr Rebecca Dale
My career in mental health started in 2011, following undergraduate study in Psychology at Durham University. I have since completed an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Bath, before doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, a title which is awarded in recognition of the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. My clinical experience to date includes work with adults and children across primary and secondary care, inpatient and general hospital settings. I am passionate about providing holistic, person-centred care that remains true to the evidence base. Alongside my independent practice, I am employed part-time in the NHS.
I prefer to practice in an integrative way, tailoring my approach to suit the needs of the individual with the evidence base in mind. The depth and breadth of my training allows me to draw on a range of psychological models to inform my work, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. My aim is to work collaboratively with people to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties, alleviate distress and help them achieve their therapeutic goals. I believe a strong and trusting therapeutic alliance is key to effective psychological treatment, combined with specialist knowledge of up-to-date research.
I have a special interest in adult mental health and in the overlap between physical and mental health across the lifespan. I work with difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive-disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, body image concerns, adjustment to physical health conditions and emotional and behavioural problems.
In my spare time, I enjoy running, yoga, stand-up comedy, live music and spending time with my family.