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The Healthier Mind
Rachel Estelita Hollinshead

Rachel is an extremely experienced and qualified practitioner, with over 20 years experience of working in the mental health, well being and recovery field as a qualified practitioner, manager and trainer.

About Rachel

Rachel is a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who specialises in anxiety related disorders, addictions, self esteem, depression and work/study related stress. Rachel has extensive knowledge and experience, having worked in the mental health and well being field for over 25 years as a social worker and therapist. Throughout that time, Rachel has worked for mental health charities, statutory services , (NHS) Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service and as a university lecturer.

Rachel currently works as a CBT Therapist for The Priory in Harley Street, London and for Anxiety UK; combined with private practice. In addition to this, Rachel works as a student wellbeing mentor and Practice Educator (PE) at the University of Warwick and Coventry University.

Rachel takes an integrative approach using CBT, and skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Mindfulness teachings.

Qualifications and Training

    Post Graduate Diploma in CBT - Coventry University

    BSc 2:1 Clinical Hypnotherapy - St Mary’s University London

    MA and Diploma in Social Work - University of Warwick

    MA Social Work Practice Education - Coventry University

    BA Hons 2:1 Social Sciences - Coventry University

    Self Esteem - Birmingham University (BABCP)

    Mindfulness Course - University of Warwick

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) - MHFA (England)

    PTSD - NHS

    PTSD - British Psychological Society

    Dual Diagnosis eLearning - Coventry University

    Perinatal Mental Health - Conference and Consultant Psychiatrist training

    *A range of mental health and wellbeing courses over a 20 year period


Chairperson – Coventry and Warwickshire Supporting People Forum for five years

Chairperson of University of Warwick Alumni Conference “Stress in the Workplace” (see YouTube)

Initiated and developed the Hospital Liaison Service between MIND and Mental Health acute wards

Initiated and developed the Perinatal Floating Support Service at MIND, working closely with the Statutory Perinatal Mental Health Team and acute inpatient services.

Initiated the Gardening and Allotment Well Being Service at MIND

Became the first ever female president of The Albany Club, Coventry

The Healthier Mind
158 Albany Road
Coventry CV5 6ND
Tel : 07956 868310