Renfrewshire Psychology - Dr Jennifer Cooper C.Psychol AFBPsS
I provide a range of Psychological Therapy and Counselling services within the Paisley and Renfrewshire surrounding areas.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society with over 7 years experience working as a therapist. I have experience in working with a variety of difficulties and with a range of clients including young people, adults, couples and families. I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred Therapy amongst others. I also provide supervision for Practitioner Psychologists, Trainee Psychologists and Counsellors.
How I work
As a psychologist, I work with individuals on a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, self harm, relationship difficulties and more. I utilise a variety of the therapeutic approaches to deliver psychological interventions that are tailored to your individual needs. I strive to work collaboratively with my clients to identify difficulties and goals for change. The therapeutic relationship is core to my practice and my first goal is to provide clients with a safe space in which they can develop trust with me to explore their difficulties.
I understand that seeking out help can be difficult and it can be a worrying time wondering if you and your therapist are going to get along. After you make contact with me, I aim to offer you an initial appointment within a week. During this appointment, we will spend some time thinking about what you are looking for from therapy and I will make an assessment about what therapeutic approach might be most suitable for you. This is also an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little and from there we will make a decision together about how we might proceed.
I have worked as a Psychologist within the NHS for a number of years, gaining experience in working with a variety of individuals and presenting difficulties. I have a special interest in working with young people, particularly teenagers and young adults along with family members, who may be navigating through a very challenging time in life. I also have experience and passion for working with survivors of childhood trauma, helping them to make sense of their experiences and developing ways for managing any long-term effects of this, helping them to move forward in life.
I am HCPC registered and a Chartered Member with the British Psychological Society.
Training, qualifications & experience
D.Psych Counselling Psychology (2012)
Bsc (Hons) Applied Psychology (2008)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular interest in working with individuals with difficulties related to their childhood including childhood sexual abuse and trauma .I also particularly enjoy working with young adults, working with the difficulties brought about by this often challenging time in life.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Individual appointments - From £70/hr
Couples and family appointments - From £90/hr
- Qualified - £70/hr
- Trainees - £45/hr
Student discounts available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I aim to be as flexible as possible and try to see clients at a variety of times during the week including evenings and weekend mornings.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to Applied Psychologists, trainee therapists and psychological practitioners. .View supervision profile