Jenni Knight - Psychotherapist
My name is Jenni Knight and I have many years experience as a psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor. The practice is in Feltham where a safe,confidential, comfortable space is provided where you can begin to think about your difficulties. Therapy and counselling can be open ended or time limited. Together, we would think about what would be appropriate for you.
People seek therapy and counselling for many reasons; the sorts of issues people bring include anxiety, depression, eating problems, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse or addictions while others may be facing loss/bereavement or be confused and uncertain about life for no specific reason. Whatever the difficulty might be and however long you have been struggling, exploring the issues with a trained, experienced therapist can help people make healthier emotional decisions and provide a more solid, internal peace of mind.
It is not unusual to feel anxious about contacting a therapist and it is therefore important to feel at ease, safe and comfortable. During the initial meeting, you will be able to share your concerns and see if psychotherapy/counselling will be of benefit to you. If you decide to continue, we will find a mutually convenient time to meet for regular sessions either on a short time basis or for longer open ended psychotherapy. We will aim to meet on the same day and time every week because consistency has been shown to be beneficial. Through this process you will have the opportunity to rebuild your inner resources and strength.
My specialism is working with survivors of sexual abuse including those suffering from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. Additionally I work, and have considerable experience with a wide range of different issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having worked in a forensic setting for many years, I began counselling training in the early 1980's. Initially, I worked as a cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) undertaking individual therapy and groupwork. In addition, I have run groupwork programmes for women, for female survivors of sexual abuse, for people with addictions as well as sexual perpetrators.
My training continued at the renowned 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 after six years of rigorous training enabling me to work with people several times a week at a more intensive level.
For many years, I have supervised psychotherapists, counsellors and trainees both in a group setting or individually. I have a diploma in supervision from the WPF Therapy. My supervision style is psychodynamically informed but I work with all counselling disciplines. If required, I can also act as a mentor.
On a regular basis, I attend lectures and courses to enhance my clinical practice as well as reading widely to keep abreast of new developments in the field of psychotherapy and neuroscience. Each month, I organise a group for trained psychotherapists where we discuss and explore new ways of thinking and working. A particular interest of mine is understanding how our preverbal experiences and early attachments influence how we function throughout our life.
My professional affiliation is with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, (MBACP, Snr. Accred) where I am a senior registered member and I adhere to their codes of ethics and practice.
In addition to my private practice, I have had extensive experience of working in a forensic setting, with voluntary counselling agencies, in prisons both with inmates and prison officers, for a number of employee assistance programmes. Additionally, I have provided training regarding sexual abuse for local authorities and the police.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial appointment for individuals lasting one hour and a quarter costs between £60.00 to £70.00 and for couples £75.00 to £85.00. The fee remains the same for ongoing sessions which are 50 minutes for individuals whilst for couples 60 minutes. Occasionally, I have some reduced fee daytime sessions.
My practice operates on Monday morning and ends Thursday evenings which includes early morning and evening sessions. Supervision can be provided during these times but usually during the day on Fridays.
- 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 is a 20 minute walk or short bus or Über ride.
Unrestricted free parking is available.