Dr Jennifer Jackson
**I am not accepting any new referrals at the moment**
Many of us experience stress and worry at different times in our lives. Sometimes we can feel so low and exhausted that we don't know how to make things better. This can be because of pressure at work, the loss of someone important to us, unexpected major life events, relationship worries, health problems or any number of life's difficulties piling on top of us. As an experienced therapist I know that getting the right support at these times can help people overcome these difficulties and find the strength and resolve to move forward. It can be a relief having a space to tell your story, think over important experiences and feelings and learn new and positive ways to make the decisions that are right for you.
I am an understanding and friendly person who likes to help people feel at ease so that they can discuss their worries and struggles without fear of judgement and with empathy and compassion. I want to work with people so that they feel they have the time and space to figure things out and work on moving forward.
I am a British Psychological Society Chartered and HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years NHS experience. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy. I am trained in using many different therapies for anxiety, depression, stress, work stress, burnout, OCD, relationship difficulties and many other of life's problems. I like to work with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as the core of sessions, but also draw from Narrative, Systemic, Compassion Focused and Mindfulness Based therapies - making each intervention person centred and tailored to the individual needs of each client.
My main hours are week days but weekend and evening appointments are often available so that you can fit therapy around your life. Skype or telephone consultations may also be possible if this is more convenient. I have a regular clinic in Sidcup but can also work in West Wickham.
We don't always know when the right time to seek help is but if things have become a problem for you, at home or at work, talking to someone might help. I am always happy to have a chat on the phone or an email conversation so that I can learn a little about you and to help you decide if therapy is the right thing for you right now.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- BSc Hons. Psychology
- MSc Applied Psychology
- Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy
- HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist
- BPS Chartered Psychologist
- DISCO and ADOS Trained
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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
Free initial telephone or email consultation.
Registered provider with Aviva, WPA, Vitality Health, AXA PPP, Cigna and Bupa.
See www.yourworldpsychology.com for services and pricing.
Autism Assessment and Consultation: I am also part of a multidisciplinary team for Autism. Our team offers full diagnostic assessments, post diagnostic consultation and therapy. Please see www.connectblue.co.uk for further details.
Experienced in adapting therapies for those with Autism, Aspergers and Learning Disabilities.
Trained in the use of Positive Behavioural Support for challenging behaviour. This approach can help children or adults with a learning disability or autism who may exhibit challenging behaviour.