Raquel Chinchetru is the founder and creative director of Breathing Being, and its work in well-being is guided by her education in psychology, the fine arts, and her teaching and personal practice in yoga. Raquel also works as a chronic pain therapist and clinician at Pain Management Solutions where she uses her broad-based skill set to work with patients, their families, and a multi-disciplinary team of specialists to provide effective care according to best practice and NHS guidelines. She finds her education and personal practice in yoga therapy and mindfulness extremely useful in combination with her background in psychology in her work with chronic pain clients.
She holds a degree in Psychology, an MSc in Health Psychology (University of Westminster) and an MSc in Human Resources.
Raquel has also worked as an honorary assistant psychologist with CAMHS NHS Islington, London.
She is interested in working towards the prevention of health conditions as well as helping people to develop an active role in the management of their conditions, in order to restore a sense of physical and psychological well-being.Running alongside her academic education Raquel has been teaching yoga therapy for over 12 years. She has a gentle, friendly and open teaching style. Her main areas of work are back pain, women’s health (pregnancy, post-natal recovery and perinatal depression) and mental health (depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder).