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. Since that time and up until February 2020 I worked for the NHS in a Learning Disability / Autism service. I now work in full time private practice, which I established part-time in 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:
Research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome /ME
Research into Cognitive Processing Therapy
Refresher BPS Expert Witness Training
Refresher ADOS-2 Training
Refresher ADI-R Training
Relational Skills Training for Psychological Therapists (4 days)
In-house ADOS 2 Training
In-house ADI-R Training
Root Cause Analysis Training
Accredited DISCO assessor
Training day re using CAT in supervision – team building
ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
Clinical Risk Assessment & Formulation Training
BPS Expert Witness Training
Level 3 Award in First Line Management
Certificate in Clinical Supervisor Training
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)
MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Upper 2:1) and Counselling Level One
General Nurse Training
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
Presently, my private practice is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. Weekend and evening appointments by arrangement.