Dr Jennifer Baxter CPsychol
Therapy & Life Centre
I am a Counselling Psychologist offering individually tailored therapy to adults (individuals and couples) to help with a wide variety of emotional and psychological problems.
I am chartered with the BPS (British Psychological Society) and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
What I can offer you
I have experience of working across a number of psychological therapies: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Schema Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Person Centred, and Psychodynamic models. I am also trained in the use of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques. I work integratively, combining some of these approaches as appropriate.
Fundamentally, the ‘success’ of any therapy rests upon the strength of the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. This relationship involves trust and respect, and, I believe, is maximised where a collaborative style of working is developed. My aim is to get to know you, understand your difficulties and then tailor the approach used in a client-centred way rather than as a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
In line with the British Psychological Society code of ethics and conduct, and the Health and Care Professions Council standards of conduct, performance and ethics, I offer a friendly and professional therapeutic environment. I am committed to high standards of competence in my work and engage in regular continuing professional development and also in supervision of my work by a suitable qualified and experienced practitioner.
If you would like to explore the possibility of engaging in therapy, then initially we would need to meet for an assessment session. In this session, we can begin to get to know each other, and you can tell me what is troubling you. We can then begin to put together a therapeutic plan, and agree a way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
2000 BSc Psychology. University of Derby.
2003 MSc Health Psychology. University of Derby.
2010 Certificate in counselling and counselling skills. Birkbeck, University of London.
2014 Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. London Metropolitan University.
2016 Adapted Mindfulness Based Approaches. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£75 per hour. Concessionary rates sometimes available. Please do ask.
I am registered with the following private insurance companies:
Vitality Health (Prudential)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision for the clinical practice of counsellors.View supervision profile