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Rachael Matharoo

CBT Therapist
PGDip & MSc in CBT
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What I can help with

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Personality disorders
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Parenting
  • Stress
  • Professional Burnout

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
  • Mindfulness Stress Reduction
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


My name is Rachael and I am a fully qualified, BABCP accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.

I offer CBT and EMDR for various anxiety disorders and depression. I help people suffering from PTSD/Trauma, Social Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Generalised Anxiety, OCD, Panic Disorder, Low Self-Esteem, Perfectionism and Depression.

CBT is a very empowering therapy which can enable you to become ‘unstuck’ from your current ways of thinking and unhelpful behaviours. We will work together to aid your understanding of your specific issues and help to break the vicious cycles that often leave people feeling trapped. We will look at what coping strategies and new ways of thinking will enable you to live a more fulfilled and meaningful life.

I pride myself on my straight talking, direct yet warm and compassionate approach and provide a safe and confidential space to explore whatever difficulties you feel are holding you back.

I provide evidence-based treatments, in line with NICE guidelines. I adhere to the strict code of ethics by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and have regular clinical supervision and training (CPD), as part of my commitment to clients.

I believe that everyone should be treated as an individual and take a ‘whole-person’ approach when treating any of my clients. This means recognising clients are not defined by their struggles and providing them with the compassion and support to feel better. We can look together at what triggered these difficulties, including any past events, and work to better understand how these difficulties are maintained. We can then look at what strategies will be best placed to implement to aid recovery.


I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in High Intensity CBT and a Masters Degree in CBT specialising in trauma-informed work. I am also trained in an evidence based trauma specific therapy, called Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have over 10 years experience working with both children and adults experiencing both common and severe mental health problems and have a passion for empowering individuals to overcome their mental health struggles.

I also hold a Post Graduate Senior University Lecturing post in CBT and deliver bespoke corporate training.

I have completed further training in a number of approaches including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).