Rachel Melville-Thomas - Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Rachel is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with nearly 30 years of experience in the UK and USA, Switzerland, and France. She qualified from the British Association of Psychotherapists and worked for many years at the Middlesex and University College Hospital (UCH), London, helping children and their families understand and cope with illness, surgery and chronic disease. She worked particularly within Endocrinology, Urology and Oncology. During her time at UCH, she was involved in the training of paediatricians, nurses and radiology staff, helping to improve communication with their young patients, including creating a short film ‘A Child’s Eye View’ for the radiotherapy services. She also has extensive experience in Child and Family Psychological Services, schools, special needs provision and in private practice. During her time in the USA, she qualified as a Movement Therapist at Hahnemann Medical University, Philadelphia, (M.A. Creative Arts in Therapy) which focused on using non-verbal and creative therapies in child and adult psychiatry. Her unique approach of understanding the child whilst explaining which simple and practical ideas to try has helped and supported numerous parents and carers around the country. On this subject, she has recently contributed to the acclaimed book ‘Winnicott’s Children’ edited by Ann Horne and Monica Lanyado, on the influential British Paediatrician, and Psychoanalyst, Donald Winnicott, who broadcast regularly on the BBC from 1940s to the 1960s.