Jen is an accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist and trained at Regent’s University. Prior to private practice, she worked in charitable mental health organisations and social care. She is particularly experienced in trauma and LGBTQ+ issues. She is also trained in EMDR.
MA Psychotherapy and Counselling
BA Psych (Hons)
£45 initial consultation
£90 per hr weekly sessions
I work psychodynamically - this means that I am keenly interested in the unconscious processes and formative experiences which have helped to create the shape of our current-day lives. Within this framework, I take a bespoke approach with each client, allowing the needs of the individual to guide our work. This may involve bringing together different skills and modalities to best assist you in reaching your goals for personal growth. In particular, I offer the option of integrating EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) as an approach to heal traumatic experiences and move through emotionally stuck places.
I am experienced in providing both short-term and long-term therapy, covering a range of issues with a straightforward and highly relational style. I have a hybrid practice: I offer weekly face-to-face sessions (including morning and evening availability), as well as online sessions. I also offer the option of working with EMDR intensively, allowing for concentrated periods of work on specific issues, to accelerate progress in a matter of weeks, rather than months or years.
My qualifications and experience
Following a twenty year career in social care, I went on to complete my Master's degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University, and further advanced training in EMDR. I have worked extensively with trauma and abuse, anxiety, relationship issues, gender, sexuality and reproductive issues.
I continue to undertake professional development on an ongoing basis, including recent areas of study in: polyvagal theory, IFS (Internal Family Systems), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and certification in EMDR.
I have worked for charitable therapy services, as well as conducting corporate wellness seminars.
Humans have an infinite capacity for change. Knowing ourselves is the key to unlocking that capacity. I believe the most powerful tool a therapist can provide is an authentic and safe relationship for exploration, support and challenge. I believe passionately in de-mystifying therapy and showing up as my fully human self with you.
My pronouns are she/they. It is important to me that my practice is intersectional, trauma-informed and works with gender, sex and relationship diversity from an affirmative and supportive stance. I undertake my own work on anti-racism, anti-ableism and anti-oppressive practice on a continual basis. I offer a reduced-fee initial consultation meeting to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you.