About Total Psychology
I am Dr Rebecca Andrews; a Practitioner Psychologist registered with The Health and Care Professions Council. My registration number is PYL31769. I am also an accredited Chartered Psychologist under the British Psychological Society as well as an Associate Fellow, which is recognition of my experiences and contribution to the field of psychology. I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
My experiences are based on working with complex cases, vulnerable families, children and adults. I have experience working in educational and residential settings with challenging behaviours, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioural needs and mental health presentations.
Through my private practice I am provide ongoing and time limited input to a range of services including The NHS, Local Health Boards and Local Authorities in England and Wales, as well as various private and charitable settings. I have experience within schools, residential services, Child In Need teams, Looked After Children services, foster care and mental health facilities.
Unique / current projects
I am fortunate to be supporting Bridgend County Council with a unique project to incorporate Trauma Informed Practice into their Early Help team structure. This includes the development of specialist training and frameworks for interventions.
Research – I am in the process of completing my research article linked to my doctorate research.
I am providing training to organisations linked to Trauma Informed Practice. www.traumainformedpractice.net
I have a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology; A Master’s Degree in Social Science and a BSc in Psychology.
I have a specialist interest in complex cases and developmental trauma practice; I have completed DDP Level one facilitated by Kim Golding.https://ddpnetwork.org/
In addition, I have professional training in Assessing Sexually Harmful Behaviours, using Non-Abusive Psychological & Physical Interventions, Anti Oppressive Practice and Valuing Diversity, Interviewing Children and Families, Understanding the Impact of Abuse on Child Development, Understanding Neglect & the Graded Care Profile, Using the Framework for Assessment to Make Safer Decisions and Plan Interventions. I have APT accredited Attachment in Practice Training and working approaches. In addition, I have training in areas of Substance Use, Child Protection, Adult Safeguarding, Autism, Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking and am undertaking training in Mental Health Law, Working with Domestic Abuse and Mindfulness.
I have qualitative and quantitative research experience at Doctorate level and have the experience of applying research methods to practice. I successfully completed a research paper and presented this as a display at BPS conference in July 2011.
One area of focus at present relates to parental identity in relation to raising a child with additional and complex needs and I am in the final stages of completing my joint research article, with an aim for submission to research journals in the near future. This is based on my Thesis. Secondly, my Trauma Informed Practice interventions are being utilised as part of my working practice and training model; evaluation of the outcomes will be shared in due course.