More about Rachel
I have worked as a Clinical Specialist Musculoskeletal Chartered Physiotherapist in the Guildford area for 15 years and my particular area of interest and expertise is the assessment and treatment of spinal problems – painful necks and backs. My work with complex spinal and general musculoskeletal conditions has enabled me to understand the distress and functional limitations that people with chronic pain or discomfort can experience. In order to learn more about the various contributing factors to long-standing conditions and to give me a wider choice of therapeutic strategies to offer, I completed a Masters level course at Hertfordshire University in Psychological Therapies, which included Mindfulness, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. Since then I have completed several other further training courses in Mindfulness,* which have enabled me to develop my knowledge and practice of Mindfulness. Having experienced such personal benefit from learning to be more mindful, I felt that it would be something that other people would find helpful and that is why I started the Mindfulness courses in Merrow, Guildford in 2015.
My physiotherapy and teaching background, combined with knowledge of the theory and practice of Mindfulness, enables me to offer courses suited to people experiencing chronic pain or discomfort as well as anyone wanting to learn some simple techniques to help themselves feel calmer and more content in the midst of our hectic 21st century lives.