Dr Rebecca Rowley is a Specialist Child Clinical Psychologist and member of the Division of Clinical Psychology (British Psychological Society). She has over 14 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families within both NHS and private healthcare settings. She gained a First Class BSc in psychology at Bristol University and went on to complete her Doctoral training at University College London.
Rebecca’s experience has incorporated working as a Senior Psychologist at a Specialist Tier 4 Children’s inpatient Unit in London, work within a multi-agency team for looked after children and work within a specialist adolescent inpatient unit. Her role involves providing specialist assessment and treatment for young people with complex neurodevelopmental difficulties, mental health difficulties (e.g. anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm etc.), emotional and challenging behaviour problems.
This has included providing specialised neuropsychological assessments, individual therapy to children and families, developing programmes to promote a young person’s independence and social skills, providing advice on communication (using Makaton and PECS symbolic communication systems), advice on management of challenging behaviour and guidance to teaching staff and carers on supporting young people within classroom and residential settings.
Rebecca has extensive experience of liaising with and providing reports to Local Educational Authorities for Statements of Special Educational Needs as well as assisting children to integrate within mainstream and specialist school settings. She also provides training, consultation and supervision to colleagues within education, healthcare, social services settings, as well as lecturing to junior doctors and clinical psychology trainees.
Since 2008, Rebecca has also worked on behalf of the Court of Protection, carrying out assessments of adults, young people and children who