Jennie is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychological Therapist. She is registered with The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). She is also registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Council England (NMC) as a Senior Sister in mental health. Jennie has worked for 25 years in mental health services in the NHS and in Private Practice. She has a special interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Jennie has had experience of working with adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of mental health difficulties throughout her career, including psychosis and bi-polar disorder. She has worked in various settings in the NHS including Mother and Baby Services and Inpatient and Community Services. Jennie continues to work within the NHS in a Neuro-Psychiatry Department, where she offers psychological therapy to people who have been diagnosed with Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD). In her private practice, Jennie focuses on people who are struggling with common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Her private practice has meant she has had the opportunity to work with other long-term health conditions and trauma as well.
Since graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from The University of Birmingham in 2012, Jennie has developed an interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This is a ‘third wave’ psychological therapy. ACT is developed from Relational Frame Theory which highlights the use of language within the human experience. ACT is a trans-diagnostic clinical intervention which allows therapy to be adaptable to every individual. Facilitating an understanding of a person’s own experience in the here and now. The focus of therapy is to develop psychological flexibility in the service, or direction of, what is important to the client.
Jennie is a member of The Association for Contextual and Behavioural Science and attends workshops nationally to ensure her clinical practice is the best it can be. Including Compassion Focused Therapy workshops (CFT). She also has clinical supervision from a Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer and attends a bi- monthly supervision group at Birmingham University.
Jennie is trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Re-processing (EMDR) and uses this therapy for trauma work when indicated and in accordance with National Institute of Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
My focus has always been to work with clients to establish realistic goals and to deliver high quality, individualised psychological therapy. I offer a caring, safe, supportive and confidential space to talk.
"we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"
I believe building resilience is an essential component of CBT and recovery.