Jackson Psychology Services is focused on providing high-quality psychological services. I offer specialist interventions/therapy to help improve emotional wellbeing and mental health. I hope to help you achieve your goals, improve your relationships and reduce distress.
I am a warm, sensitive and personable Clinical Psychologist who has many years of experience working with people who have struggled with a range of difficulties. I am an experienced therapist and can use a range of therapy models to help you improve your emotional wellbeing, relationships and overall ability to function better. These include CBT, EMDR and a number of other therapies, which we can discuss more when we meet.
I work in TN18 and surrounding areas. If you are interested in finding out more about how I may be able to help you, please contact me. Online therapy sessions are also available.
A psychologist that works with me is based in Greenwich on Tuesday evenings. Please see my website for details. To see her please contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist, Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am a member of the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology Section and the Faculty for Children and Young People. I am also a member of The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. My Masters degree was completed at University of Leicester and my Doctorate was completed at University of Surrey.
I would describe myself as warm, light-hearted and personable with a desire to create a safe, containing space where clients feel heard and respected. I have over almost 16 years experience of working in mental health.
My work experience has included working in research at University of Liverpool, University of Birmingham and the Institute of Psychiatry working on large research projects including randomised controlled trials. I have worked across a range of settings including specialist mental health services, inpatient wards, GP surgeries and prisons. This has given me a great deal of clinical experience working with a wide range of different people including children and adolescents with eating disorders, adults, older adults, people with brain injury and people with learning disabilities.
How I work
I take an integrative approach to formulating and working with clients drawing from a range of psychological models and theories to find the best way forward to help clients to achieve their goals. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is an important factor in creating an environment that fosters change, hope, acceptance and understanding.
Types of therapies I have used
I have experience of using a range of psychological models and approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), systemic, narrative, mindfulness-based approaches, parent-child psychotherapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). I am trained in and qualified to practice Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have experience of offering therapy to individuals, couples and families as well as to groups. I also have skills and experience in neuropsychological testing.
Difficulties I have worked with
I have worked with people to help them manage a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias as well as work-related stress, sleep problems, anger, low self-esteem, eating disorders, child sexual abuse, rape, personality disorders, relationship difficulties, autism and dementia. My training and experience has left me well equipped to work with a range of additional difficulties.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can also offer supervision, consultation and neuropsychological testing.
If you would like to meet to discuss the possibility of therapy, an initial assessment will be 50 minutes long and will be £100. At this appointment we will discuss the problem you would like help with and discuss options for therapy. Subsequent therapy sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £100. I am registered with some health insurance providers. Other psychology services are charged at different rates to those quoted above. I am also available for supervision.
A non-refundable booking fee of £50 is payable to confirm an initial assessment. The remaining balance of £50 is payable either on the day of the appointment or in advance.
Length of therapy can vary depending on the problem and type of therapy being used, however many people can start to see benefits after 3-6 sessions. This is affected by severity, individual differences and other factors.
I have published academic papers on my research in peer-reviewed journals and have presented at national and international conferences. My research interests include spiritual/anomalous experiences and cultural differences relating to help seeking for mental health problems within the prison population. I have recently submitted a research paper for publication which is under review.
am also qualified to offer ABE (Acheiving Best Evidence) police interviews with victims of sexual abuse).