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Dr Rachel Lancaster


Background experience

I have worked in the NHS for around ten years, and have been a practising Chartered Clinical Psychologist since completing my training in Bangor, North Wales. Although I am trained to work with individuals experiencing a range of mental health difficulties and difficulties coping across the lifespan, I work primarily with young children and the systems around them. For example I may work directly with a child to help understand him or her better using neuropsychological assessment, help teach him or her skills to manage anxiety, or complete play sessions to help a child work through a difficult event; or I may work with families or schools offering advice and support to help shape the environment to work towards improving a child’s behaviour. I generally work behaviourally using concepts such as reward and reinforcement, focusing on shaping a child’s behaviour and teaching the child new skills to replace his or her more challenging behaviour; or in a more narrative way to help young children to understand their feelings and work towards shifting these. My main areas of interest are autism, separation anxiety and child sleep problems. I am available to provide group work, training and consultation to children, families and other professionals. I additionally undertake medico-legal work.

Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Masters of Science in Profound Learning Disabilities and Multi-Sensory Impairment
Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Studies (Learning Disabilities)

Membership of Professional Bodies

Chartered Member of British Psychological Society (BPS)
Member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)
Member of Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
Member of Association for Research in Infant and Child Development (ARICD)
Member of Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice (AChiPPP)

Contact Dr Rachel Lancaster


rachel.lancaster@nwcpp.co.uk

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