Dr. Jennifer Deakin-Denman, CPsychol., AFBPsS
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In a nutshell, I provide short and long-term therapy for a wide range of issues that adolescents and adults of all ages may present with, including people with a learning disability and/or autism spectrum condition.
I am experienced in a variety of assessments, including those to provide insight into cognitive abilities (including strengths and weaknesses); memory assessment; diagnosis of and insight into autism spectrum conditions; and questionnaires to help identify, monitor and evaluate therapeutic interventions.
I put great value on everyone I work with being recognised as a unique individual who has much to offer in the therapeutic relationship. You will always be treated with dignity and respect, and will be a collaborative partner in working towards a formulation of your presenting issues and mutually agreed goals .
Main areas covered – Adolescent, Adult, Older Adult and Learning Disabilities / Autism Spectrum Conditions
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sexual health difficulties and well-being
Anxiety disorders including: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
(This list is not exhaustive)
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Clinical Psychologist, Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); Chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), later becoming an Associate Fellow. I joined the Division of Clinical Psychology, within the BPS, in 2004, and became a member of the Learning Disability Faculty in 2008. I gained my doctorate (DClinPsy) from Lancaster University in 2007 and have worked within the NHS since that time, as well as in part-time private practice since 2008. Prior to beginning Clinical Psychology training in 2004, I worked as a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), for which I hold a Master of Science degree. I also hold a BSc Psychology (Hons) degree.
I regularly undertake continuing professional development (CPD) to ensure my practice is up to date; efficient and effective; that I am fully competent within my practice; and that I provide the best possible evidenced-based care. I receive regular supervision as required by the BPS and HCPC.
Qualifications and Training:
2018- Refresher BPS Expert Witness Training
2018- Refresher ADOS-2 Training
2018- Refresher ADI-R Training.
2017 - Relational Skills Training for Psychological Therapists (4 days)
2016 – 2017 - In-house ADOS 2 Training
2016 – 2017 – In-house ADI-R Training
2016 - Root Cause Analysis Training
2016 – Accredited DISCO assessor
2016 - Training day re using CAT in supervision – team building
2015 – ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
Clinical Risk Assessment & Formulation Training
2010- BPS Expert Witness Training
2009 – Level 3 Award in First Line Management
2009 – Certificate in Clinical Supervisor Training
2004 – 2007 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)
2001 – 2004 – MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
1997 – 2000 – BSc (Hons) Psychology (Upper 2:1) and Counselling Level One
1976 – 1978 – General Nurse Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
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£70+ per one hour session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Presently, my private practice is on Mondays and Fridays from 8.30am to 19.30pm. Weekend appointments by arrangement. Available days will increase in the near future.
Types of client