Dr Rachel Thomas
Clinical Lead and Director
BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), PGCE,
DClinPsych, TQAP – Clinical
Dr Rachel Thomas is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AfBPsS) and registered with the HCPC and British Psychoanalytic Council. She is also an SCID-D National Assessor. She has worked as a Child and Adolescent and Adult Clinical Psychologist in the NHS since 2000 and as an Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in the NHS, voluntary sector and private practice since 2005. From 2008-13 she was the Clinical Services Co-ordinator of the Women’s Therapy Centre, London. She was also a Consultant Psychologist and Adult Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic from 2009-13 and Research Clinician for the Tavistock Adult Depression Study, a major Randomised Control Trial of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for refractory adult depression. She has specialised in the area of complex trauma since 1993, particularly working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence.
She is a qualified teacher and teaches and supervises widely in the areas of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, complex trauma and dissociation. She is a member of both the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and the European Society (ESTD) and has also worked extensively as an Expert Witness in court cases since 2002.
She has written and published in the areas of refractory adult depression and complex trauma. She is a SCID-D trained national assessor.