Jacqui Dennis, Psychotherapist & Counsellor UKCP (Accred), BPC
97 Mortimer Street
Are you considering Counselling or Psychotherapy?
People from all walks of life often seek psychotherapy or counselling at times of change, when they feel stuck or at odds with the world or struggling with emotional experiences.
Whatever difficulties have bought you here, talking to a therapist offers an opportunity to share what troubles you without the fear of being judged or criticised.
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in Kent and London with people experiencing emotional distress, such as:
- feeling stressed and anxious
- difficulties with making and sustaining good relationships
- moving on after losses such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy
- feeling depressed or having prolonged periods of feeling low or sad
- lacking a sense of purpose in life or feeling empty
- family conflicts
- problems at work
- feeling abused and bullied
- affected by domestic violence
- lack of self esteem and low confidence
- difficulties relating to sexuality
If you are going through similar difficulties then talking to an experienced psychotherapist might be a helpful way forward.
My therapy approach
I work using a psychodynamic approach to therapy, combining CBT elements if beneficial, to respond to individual needs. The psychodynamic approach is based on the theory that early relationships, such as those with parents, along with the childhood experiences of sexuality, love, loss and death, all lay down emotional patterns in the mind. These unconscious templates are important in shaping the way the mind functions, affecting emotional development and influencing how we cope in later life.
Therapy is a joint endeavour where I aim to listen carefully to what you bring, in order that we might explore any links that exist between these early experiences and your current difficulties. Gradually, an increased awareness and understanding of these less conscious patterns can bring relief from suffering and distress and open up the potential for lasting change within your personality.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice awarded by the University of Roehampton. This award integrated elements of theoretical knowledge, clinical experience and personal psychotherapy.
I also hold a Post Qualifying Certificate in CBT.
As a qualified therapist I am insured, attend regular supervision and undertake further studies as part of my commitment to continuing professional development as a practitioner.
I am a member of the following professional bodies:
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) www.psychoanalytic-council.org
UK Council for Psychotherapy, (UKCP) www.psychotherapy.org.uk
Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) www.thefpc.org.uk
Particular Interests and Specialities
In addition to experience gained in private practice and working as a therapist at WPF Therapy in London Bridge I have an interest and understanding in the following areas:
I have volunteered and undertaken specialist training with Victim Support in Domestic Violence and Serious Sexual Assault.
If you have gone through a traumatic experience you may be struggling with upsetting emotions, frightening memories and a shattered sense of security, leaving you feeling helpless and vulnerable. Or perhaps you have got used to an abusive situation as though it was a normal occurrence, feeling numb and disconnected. You might be feeling scared about sharing something that you’ve kept quiet about, possibly for years. Living with the consequences of abuse can be devastating and together we can look at unpacking what can sometimes be confusing emotions.
The thought of making changes to a home environment, which feels safe and familiar to you, can feel threatening and overwhelming. Maybe you, or someone close to you, feel that your collecting is having an impact on your household and social activities? Perhaps you feel embarrassed about letting others see your cluttered space; confused about how you got to this point? The sense of loss at the possibility of having to part with something you value can be distressing, together we can begin to look at understanding this sensitive situation and explore its origins.
Sports and mental well-being
Participation in competitive sports or the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle can mean a greater emphasis is put on physical rather than mental health. Perhaps you are, or have been, injured and this has had an impact on your confidence and self-esteem? Maybe you feel depressed or anxious about maintaining fitness or performance results? Does it feel like sport is consuming all your spare time; are you finding it difficult to fit relationships in around training and competing? You might feel hesitant, worried or unsure about sharing your thoughts but together we could begin to look at the possible disconnections that impede your well-being.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mental health in sport
- Sporting Self-esteem and Confidence
- Sports Performance Anxieties
- Sporting Compulsion/Obsession
Therapy is an interactive and collaborative process between you and the therapist where you have an opportunity to make sense of your feelings, thoughts and experiences, whether these are past or current events. Making the first move towards getting in touch takes courage and it is natural to feel a little apprehensive.
I offer an initial consultation which will give us an opportunity to meet each other and ascertain how therapy might be helpful to you at this time. As part of this first consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. There is no commitment to ongoing work at this stage.
During this consultation we can think about whether you would like to meet for regular weekly appointments, and if so, establish a regular day and time to meet. Regular sessions last for 50 minutes and their consistency is important in facilitating and giving momentum to the work of therapy.
A fee for ongoing sessions will be discussed at our initial consultation.
I offer evening and weekend appointments.
Fees for Sittingbourne, Kent ME10
My standard fee is £37 per 50 minute session.
Fees for London W1
My standard fee is £57 per 50 minute session.
I have a limited number of concession spaces available for students or those on a low wage.
Struggling with emotional distress can happen to anyone regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, culture or social status and you are very welcome to contact me, all communication will be treated in confidence. You can call me on 07796 921699 or email me at Jacqui@new-psyche.com.
(Please note that I may be unavailable to respond immediately, however if you leave a message with details as to the most convenient way to reach you then I will get back to you as soon as I can.)
Where you can find me:
My therapy room in Sittingbourne is on the ground floor and has easy access to public transport, with both bus stops and train station less than a ten minute walk away in the town centre. There is residential car parking on the road, free of charge for stays of up to an hour, for stays over an hour there are public car parks, with a small charge, less than a ten minute walk away.
My London practice is on the first floor at 97 Mortimer Street, a 2 minute walk from Oxford Circus tube station. After leaving the station, walk north up Regent Street and Mortimer Street will be on your right.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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