Experience & Expertise
Dr Rachel Kemp is joint Director of the Purple House Clinic, Rugby. Dr Kemp is a Clinical Psychologist, Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has 15 years of experience working in the NHS, primarily with adults in an acute physical health setting. Prior to training as a Clinical Psychologist Dr Kemp trained as a Forensic Psychologist and worked in the Prison Service for seven years.
Dr Kemp has expertise in working with adults experiencing difficulties including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, adjustment difficulties, physical health difficulties (e.g. long term conditions / medical trauma / psychosexual difficulties). She has also had extensive experience of working with adults who have experienced childhood attachment difficulties / traumatic childhood experiences, which continue to have an impact on life in adulthood.
Dr Kemp draws upon a number of different models in her work including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and psychodynamic ideas to offer an integrative and individually meaningful approach to clients.
Dr Kemp is experienced in providing clinical supervision and has completed accredited supervisor training. She also has experience of research, training and doctoral level teaching.
2008 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy) University of Leicester
2000 – MSc in Forensic Psychology, University of Birmingham
1997 – BSc (Hons) in Human Psychology, Loughborough University
Professional Registration and Memberships
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL 16470
British Psychological Society (BPS)
EMDR Association UK and Ireland
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (Professional Associate)
Adult Mental Health – mental health difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, relational difficulties, childhood trauma, physical health
Adult Physical Health – adjustment, medical trauma, psychosexual difficulties
Staff support, Supervision and Consultation
Main Therapeutic Approaches
A client-centred integrative approach incorporating
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy