About me

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.

Member organisations


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

People with Memory Problems/Mild Dementia
Dementia Carers
Self harm and non accidental injury
Childhood trauma

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Additional information

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:

Website:  www.cbtcounsellingessex.co.uk 

E-mail: jennyrooks@hotmail.co.uk


Daytime, Evenings and Weekends

Further 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.

Crushes Manor Clinic
501 Ongar Road
Pilgrims Hatch
CM15 9JP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

As a CBT accredited therapist I offer CBT supervision to therapists and trainees.

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Jennifer Rooks

Jennifer Rooks