Rachel Fhima is a registered psychotherapist, working with both adults and adolescents. She obtained her first-class undergraduate degree in psychology and philosophy, and went on to complete a Masters in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, followed by a Masters in Psychology, graduating with distinction in both. Rachel also completed Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) training and has since qualified as an accredited interpersonal psychotherapist. Furthermore, she is currently enrolled on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway University.
Ms Fhima integrates several treatment modalities including humanistic therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT).
Ms Fhima has many years of experience working in the NHS, the charity sector and private practice. She has worked in both child and adolescent (CAMHS) and adult services. Ms Fhima has particular experience working with depression, anxiety, faith and spirituality issues, relationship difficulties, experiences of trauma, and issues around self-esteem. She particularly values the roles of self-acceptance and self-compassion in the journey towards change and growth, and frequently incorporates these concepts into her sessions.