Rachel graduated from U.C.D. in 1997. As an addiction counsellor, Rachel worked for Merchants Quay Project and Coolmine Therapeutic Community organisations, prior to her training with The Tivoli Institute. She graduated as a psychotherapist in 2002. Rachel facilitated therapy groups and worked as a one to one therapist with One in Four from 2003-2009.
Rachel has been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 2003. She has worked as a tutor and examiner with Maynooth University, The Tabor Institute, Community Response, and Merchants Quay Ireland. Since 2006 Rachel expanded her work to supervision of addiction counselling and psychotherapy. Rachel has a private practice in Clondalkin and currently lectures with PCI College. She is Secretary of the Supervision Accreditation Committee for IAHIP.