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Rawle, Heather – consultant clinical and health psychologist


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Heather Rawle, clinical/health psychologist


Tel: 020 7188 2718

Area of expertise: haematology and health psychology 

  • Biography

    Heather Rawle, BA, MSc, DClinPsych, PGDipNeuropsych, joined the adult haematology health psychology service (HPS) in 2002 and became consultant and
    service lead in 2014. She leads a team of four practitioner psychologists
    and one assistant psychologist who provide psychological support for adults
    with blood disorders at Guy's and St Thomas'.

    She teaches on doctorate clinical psychology and MSc health psychology courses and contributes to teaching on psychological aspects of health for healthcare professionals.

    She is a member of the Peer Review Haemoglobin Disorders Steering Group, chairs the British Psychology Society Special Interest Group for psychologists working in sickle cell and thalassaemia, and is co-lead psychologist for the South Thames Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Network and for NHS London Haemoglobinopathies meetings.

  • Education and training

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
    • Doctorate Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton
    • MSc Health Psychology, University of Surrey
    • BA Hons Psychology, University of Reading
  • Specialist interests

    • Acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focussed therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, and motivational interviewing for adults with physical health conditions
    • Psychological and neuropsychological aspects of haematological disorders
  • Research interests

    • Psychological and neuropsychological aspects of haematological disorders