Jennifer Rooks MSc Couns. Psychol., BSc Psychol. (Hons), PG Dip. CBT
I offer a confidential, understanding and friendly approach that is non-judgemental and supportive.
Whatever the coping difficulties being experienced, it helps to stop worrying and take action to reflect on the situation with someone who can help proactively determine a way forward. Problem solving approaches can then help create positive change in situations that previously may have seemed unbearable or impossible to manage.
Sessions usually last for 1 hour and begin with an assessment, which may take more than one session to complete before treatment begins. The quantity and frequency of sessions are decided upon together and tend to depend on the complexity of the problem(s) presented and how quickly the treatment plan advances. As a rough guide, between 6 and 15 sessions can be required but some people gain significant benefit, just from a single session.
I am available for daytime, evening and weekend appointments and have broad experience in treating a wide range of coping difficulties, emotional and stress related problems across the age ranges.
Training, qualifications & experience
I offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as a counselling and therapeutic treatment approach. I have worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in the NHS and private practice settings for the past 15 years, using a range of different therapy approaches, more recently qualifying and specialising in CBT practice.
Jenny Rooks MSc Couns. Psychol., BSc Psychol. (Hons), PG Dip. CBT, RMHN, CMHN, PG Cert Ed., DMS.
I am a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist. For more information, please visit their website.
I adhere to the British Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy as well as the Nursing and Midwifery Council professional codes of ethical practice, with privacy and confidentiality respected at all times, in line with my professional codes of conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
People with Memory Problems/Mild Dementia
Self harm and non accidental injury
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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I offer a free, non-obligation initial phone consultation for both parties to see if we are happy to work together.
Fees vary depending on circumstances and requirements so please contact me for more information about my scale of charges, which are competitive.
Fees, block bookings, multi sessions & concessions can be negotiated.
For more information:
Registered for referred clients from: Bupa, AXA(PPP), Aviva & Prudential and other private health insurance companies.
I have worked extensively with clients that have depression and stress related problems in both the NHS and in private practice. I am particularly interested in how thought processes can influence mental health and well-being. This includes the detrimental effects of worry and brooding about the past and how this can influence problem-solving and motivation to change.
I have experience of working with couples to help with relationship problems and family break-up, as well as helping people cope with loss and bereavement.
My particular current practice and research interests include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, including OCD in children, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship problems, resolving conflict and the management of stress at work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, Evenings and Weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
As a CBT accredited therapist I offer CBT supervision to therapists and trainees.View supervision profile