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.

Professional and Academic Affiliations

Trained MBSR Teacher 2017-2019 with MindfulnessUK
Listed on UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations
Listed on British Association of Mindfulness-based Approaches (BAMBA)
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Master of Science in Physiotherapy (MSc). University of East London
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCE).
Psychological Therapies for Physiotherapists: Hertfordshire University
Life Coaching Skills and Practice: Newcastle College
Individual Mindfulness course*:

Association for Psychological Therapies (APT):
Mindfulness: What it is and how to use it (Level 2). June 2016.

‘Mindfulness for Health’ – Breathworks 12 week / 20 hour online course completed April 2017

8 week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction course May / June 2017

8 week Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living course Oct – Dec 2017

The 8 week Mindfulness course is provided in accordance with the Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers (2015) as set out by UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations.

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Member of the Association for Coaching

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Mindfulness UK Trained Teacher

UK Mindfulness Listed Teacher

UK Mindfulness Network Listed Teacher


My Mindfulness sessions are suitable for most people, but please get in touch if you would like to chat to me about your individual circumstances.
In addition to the group sessions, I also offer individual Mindfulness courses. If this is of interest to you, please contact me for an initial discussion.
Yes. Regular on-going sessions of Mindfulness are available to anyone who has completed one of my courses, which they can attend if they wish. The on-going sessions enable us to support each other in our efforts to be mindful in our daily lives. The content of these sessions varies according to the wishes of the group and can cover new aspects of Mindfulness, as well as revisiting familiar practices.

What next?

If you have any further questions, please do contact me. I look forward to hearing from you and hope to welcome you on to one of my Mindfulness courses.