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Rachel Reidy


ACAT, UKCP, BA (Hons),

Cognitive Analytic Therapist based in High Wycombe, Bucks.
Over 30 years clinical accredited experience in both private practice and the NHS.
Individual & couples therapy.

About Rachel

After many years of experience as a Consultant Psychotherapist in the NHS, and private London clinics, I now exclusively work with individuals and couples at my private practice in HIgh Wycombe, and on Skype.


I am BUPA & PRUHEALTH accredited.

Therapies Offered

I offer therapy to suit patients' individual requirements and budgets. Please feel free to contact me for more detailed information about my services.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

16-24 sessions + assessment

Time-Limited Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

6 sessions + assessment

Usually most effective to focus on a specific issue for those with time or financial constraints.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

Via Skype

Long-term or time-limited sessions + assessment. Therapy via Skype has proven to be very successful for patients who travel or live abroad.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

For Couples

Initially offering time-limited sessions following a detailed assessment.

What is Cognitive Analytic Therapy?

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a collaborative programme for looking at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood or earlier in life). As its name suggests, it brings together ideas and understanding from different therapies into one user-friendly and effective therapy.

At its heart is an empathic relationship between the client and therapist within the therapeutic boundaries, the purpose of which is to help the client make sense of their situation and to find ways of making changes for the better.

CAT is about:

  • Forming a trusting relationship with your therapist which allows you to work together to explore the difficulties you are facing
  • Identifying your current problems and how they affect your life and wellbeing
  • Looking at the underlying causes of these problems in terms of your earlier life and relationships
  • Understanding how you learned to survive sometimes intense and unmanageable feelings by relating to others and yourself in particular ways
  • Identifying how these patterns may now be holding you back
  • Discovering the choices and ways of doing things differently (‘exits’) that are available to you to make your life better for yourself and those close to you
  • Finding out how you can continue to move forward after the therapy has ended
Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists Website

Qualifications & Accreditation

BA (Hons), University of Reading

Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies

&

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, University of London

Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists

Cognitive Analytic Therapist, Guys Hospital London

Post-Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Accredited with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Registration No. 00940082

Certicicate in the Psychodynamics of Couple Relationships, The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships

Contact Details

Feel free to contact me via this form, or via the details below.