Jenni Knight, MA, BPC,FPC,MBACP (Snr.Accred)
020 8893 7144
My name is Jenni Knight and I have over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor. My practice is in Feltham and I offer a confidential space using psychodynamic thinking to assist people to deal with the emotional difficulties that are currently causing distress. Therapy and counselling can be open ended or time limited and together we would think about what might be the best option for you. People usually find it helpful to talk through their concerns with a professional as sometimes it can be hard to sort things out by yourself.
People can seek therapy and counselling for many reasons; the sorts of issues people bring to me include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol dependency while others may be facing loss/bereavement or be confused and uncertain about life for no specific reason. Talking things through can help people make better decisions and improve the quality of their life.
It may feel frightening to contact a therapist and it is not unusual to feel quite anxious. Feeling at ease, safe and comfortable with the psychotherapist is important. Usually you will have spoken by telephone with me to arrange an initial meeting. During that meeting you will be able to share your concerns and see if psychotherapy/counselling will be of help to you. If you decide to continue, we will find a convenient time to meet for regular sessions either on a short time basis or for longer open ended psychotherapy. We will meet on the same day and time every week because that consistency seems to help.
Although my specialism is working with survivors of sexual abuse including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, I work, and have considerable experience ,with a wide range of different problems as already mentioned.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having worked in a forensic setting for many years, I began counselling training in the early 1980's and after three years acquired a diploma in counselling. Initially, I worked as a cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) working in groups and on an individual basis. I also ran group programmes for women, for female survivors of sexual abuse, for people using drugs and for men with sexual problems. My training continued at the Tavistock Clinic where I obtained a MA and a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. At WPF Therapy, another centre of excellence, I obtained a qualification in psychoanalytic psychotherapy following a lengthy period of training enabling me to work with people with the widest range of difficulties several times a week or once weekly.
For a number of years, I have supervised counsellors or trainees both in groups and individually and have a diploma in supervision from the WPF Therapy. Additionally, I can act as a mentor.
I regularly attend lectures and courses to enhance my clinical practice and knowledge as well as reading widely to keep abreast of new developments in the field of psychotherapy. Each month I run a group for trained psychotherapists where we can discuss and explore new ways of thinking and working.
My professional affiliations are with the British Psychoanalytic Council, (BPC) The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling, (FPC) and I am a senior registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, (MBACP, Snr. Accred) and I adhere to their codes of ethics and practice.
In addition to my private practice, I have extensive experience of working in a forensic setting, for counselling agencies, in prisons both with inmates and prison officers, for a number of employee assistance programmes and have provided training for local authorities and the police regarding sexual abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
The initial appointment lasting one hour will cost £60.00. This meeting will enable us to explore your difficulties, provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and consider on-going work.
If you decide to continue, sessions for individuals will last for 50 minutes and cost between £55.00 and £60.00 whereas for couples the fee is £65.00 to £70.00 with sessions lasting for one hour.
Currently, I have no vacancies for daytime concessions for those who are unemployed or on low incomes.
The fee will be agreed together at the initial meeting.
My practice operates between Monday morning and Thursday evening and includes early morning and evening session times.
- Psychoanalytic - meeting twice or three times a week using the couch
- Psychodynamic - a once weekly face to face session
- Relationship therapy
My practice is close to several bus routes. Feltham main line station operated by South West Trains is a 20 minute walk or short bus ride away.
Unrestricted parking is available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My practice operates Monday to Thursday and I offer early morning and evening sessions on these days
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified psychodynamic supervisor and have a diploma in supervision from the WPF Therapy obtained in 2003. My accrediting body, the Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (FPC) list me as one of their supervisors.View supervision profile