Dr. Jenna Daku
68 Lombard Street
+44 (0)7549 897230
*** I will be facilitating a low cost, 6-week Eating Disorder support group for Women in Dalston, beginning January 18th, 2018. It's an opportunity for you to come and connect with women who are struggling in similar ways, so you can feel less alone. Please email me for more details ***
As a therapist, I firmly believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is key to healing and growth, and this is why I don't subscribe to the idea of being a 'blank screen'. I bring myself to the therapeutic relationship through spontaneity and creativity to offer a warm and supportive environment for my clients. It takes a lot of courage to reach out when you feel that you're struggling, and I strive to help you feel as comfortable as possible.
I specialise in eating disorders and recovery, but I want to stress that this does not limit my work to anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Many people struggle to engage fully in life due to rules about food and exercise or negative thoughts about their bodies. If you're worried or concerned about your relationship with food, exercise, your body, or yourself in any way please don't hesitate to reach out for support -- you are not alone.
My approach to therapy is holistic, which means that I will support you to reflect on how your relationship with your body and food impacts you physically, behaviourally, emotionally, spiritually, relationally and existentially. Eating disorders are not just about food and body image, these are symptoms that result from trying to cope with low self-worth, trauma, relationships, attachment, and other difficult feelings and experiences. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to unpicking what lies beneath - and ultimately fuels - destructive thoughts and behaviours about bodies and food. In doing so, I integrate mindfulness, CBT, and positive psychology with my relational psychodynamic framework. With time, I've found that a collaborative and holistic approach paired with a solid therapeutic relationship can lead to a full recovery.
I also provide support and education to loved ones of individuals who struggle with eating disorders and disordered eating. Your health and well-being is just as important as the person that you're trying to support.
If you're interested in learning more about me, what I offer, and how I work, feel free to browse my blog and my website: www.freedomtobetherapy.com
I'm here whenever you're ready.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 years of experience working in the field of mental health, both in Canada and in the UK. I have experience as a mental health worker, victim support worker, generic counsellor and as an eating disorder therapist. I specialise in eating disorder recovery, and my approach to therapy is holistic and integrative.
My qualifications and training include:
- Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- COSCA Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy
- Registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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My fees range from £60 - £80 / hr , and each session is a therapeutic hour ( 50 mins ).
I also offer Skype sessions, providing that we agree in our initial consultation that it's the right choice for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm
Types of client