rsz_pic_for_bioRachel D’Souza

Bachelor OT (Hons)/Bachelor Behavioural Science

Rachel is an Occupational Therapist who has worked with adolescents and adults with mental health difficulties for the past 10 years. She understands that meeting with a therapist can be a daunting experience, and her warm approach helps people to feel welcomed and accepted.

Rachel has experience in working with adults and young people struggling with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, self-harm, suicidal thinking and social difficulties.

Rachel has a relational, compassionate approach that is informed by a range of therapies that are tailored to the individual, including CBT, ACT, Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Working together, she helps her clients to develop new insights, to take control of things they want to change, and to explore ways to deal with circumstances that may be outside of their control.

Rachel enjoys running groups for both young people and families that provide an opportunity to learn and to interact with others. She is also experienced in providing workshops, secondary consultation and supervision for professionals who may wish to hone their skills and reflect on their practice.