Jenni Knight - Psychotherapist
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor of many decades standing. My extensive experience and training enable me to work with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, addictions, relationship concerns, loss and bereavement, low self-esteem, sadness, attachment issues and panic disorders. The list provides a snapshot of the many areas I have worked and continue to assist with over the years.
People seek psychotherapy or counselling for many reasons. My consulting room provides a safe, calm, quiet and private space where you can begin to explore your distress. It may be that you are going through a difficult time in your life, or have a specific issue you want to explore or you feel your life is spiraling downhill. Being able to talk and be heard is a helpful place to begin.
Usually, the next step is to make contact with me so we can arrange an initial meeting. Whatever is happening, it can be anxiety provoking to contact a therapist for the first time and it is my desire to make the process as painless and helpful to you by providing an empathetic, non judgmental space where you can start to talk openly and freely. Through the process of careful, active listening, we can help you begin to explore the pain that brings you here and together to start to make sense of your current circumstances and provide some relief through understanding. Therapy can be open ended or time limited and following our first meeting we can think about what would be most helpful for you.
If you decide to continue, we can find a mutually convenient time to meet. It is helpful to have sessions on the same day and time each week. Unfortunately, since March 2020 as a consequence of the Covid 19 virus, all sessions are currently help electronically, by zoom or another platform or alternatively on the telephone.
Continuing Professional Development
On a regular basis, I attend lectures and courses to enhance my clinical practice as well as reading widely to keep abreast of new thinking in the therapeutic arena. Once a month, I organise a group of trained psychotherapists/ counsellors where we discuss and explore cutting edge 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.
I am a senior, accredited member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics and practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having worked in a Forensic setting as a social worker for many years, I began counselling training in the early 1980’s where after 3 years training I acquired a Diploma in Counselling. Initially, I worked as a cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) undertaking once weekly individual therapy and group work. My group work experiences have included running therapy groups for women, female survivors of sexual abuse, for people with addictions and their families.
Additionally, I have worked with voluntary counselling agencies, in prisons both with prison officers, psychologists and inmates: for a number of employee assistance programmes, as well as providing training to the police, local authorities and organisations regarding sexual abuse and treatment options. One of my specialisms has been offering individual and group work to survivors of sexual abuse suffering from trauma, PTSD, DID, along with other debilitating symptoms.
My training continued at the world wide renowned Tavistock Clinic where I obtained further qualifications including an MA following an infant observation, institutional observation and a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. At WPF Therapy, another Center of excellence, I obtained a qualification in psychoanalytic psychotherapy after six years of rigorous, intensive training enabling me to work with people several times a week at a more intensive level if appropriate.
Supervisory Qualifications and Experience
Having obtained a supervision diploma at the WPF Therapy in 2003, I have supervised groups of trainee counsellors as well as counsellors working in voluntary organisations. Although my supervision style is psychodynamically informed, my work enables me to supervise all counselling modalities. In private practice, I currently supervise trainees, qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, and clinical psychologists on a fortnightly or monthly basis.
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.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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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 £80.00 and for couples £75.00 to £90.00. The fee remains the same for ongoing sessions which are 50 minutes for individuals whilst for couples 60 minutes. Occasionally, I have limited reduced fee daytime sessions.
My practice operates on Monday morning to Thursday evenings and includes early morning and evening sessions. Supervision can be provided during these times but usually during the day on Fridays.
- Psychodynamic - once weekly face to face session
- Psychoanalytic - meeting twice or three times a week
- Relationship therapy
- Counselling - once a week
The practice operates Monday to Thursday from 8am until late
My practice is close to several bus routes. Feltham main line station is a 20 minute walk or short bus or Über ride.
Unrestricted parking is available.