Jenny Noero Consultant Clinical & Counselling Psychologist
Stressed, anxious, depressed? Relationship difficulties?
Do you find it hard to cope with all the demands on you? Do you feel stressed, anxious, panicked, worried, or feel tired, down and unmotivated, or all of this? Is your relationship (or relationships) a source of unhappiness? As an experienced Consultant Psychologist, these are amongst the range of difficulties I can help with. I aim to listen with care and respect to the issues you bring to therapy and offer a a confidential, discreet and supportive place for you, or both of you, to explore the difficulties that brought you to therapy and to find ways to change things.
How I work and what I do: Psychological Therapy
I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist and in addition a qualified Clinical Psychologist. As a Counselling Psychologist I have undertaken specialist training in psychological therapy. This included learning to work in an integrative way with more than one therapeutic modality. As a Clinical Psychologist I have been trained to work with a wide range of mental health, psychological and emotional difficulties across the spectrum of complexity. I have also been employed as a Consultant Psychologist in the NHS.
I work with adults of all ages, from working age to after retirement, and offer psychological therapy to individuals and couples. Areas I work with include depression, anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety, panic, OCD, phobias, social anxiety), interpersonal and relationship issues, stress, health related issues, pain, low self-esteem, PTSD and trauma, bereavement and loss, memory problems and neurological conditions, including dementia.
The main therapeutic approaches I use are Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focused and Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. I often work in an integrative way, using more than one therapy. Ultimately the approach will depend on the problem or problems you bring to therapy, what you feel you need and the psychological formulation of your difficulties.
Person-centred counselling for life challenging events such as bereavement, loss, the impact of illness, times of transition (including retirement), adjustment and crisis and carer burden is also available.
What to expect from your first session
If you do decide to go ahead, our first session will give us the opportunity to meet and discuss the problems troubling you in detail. The session will be aimed at assessing the nature of these difficulties to allow me to gain enough understanding so that I can suggest the best approach to meet your needs. We will agree on some basic "housekeeping" such as finalising arrangements about how often we will meet, payment, cancellation and rescheduling etc. I will try to make this as comfortable and useful a process as possible for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a qualified professional for more than 30 years and in the NHS for 22 years holding Consultant Psychologist posts and leading as the Head of a Psychology Service. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Counselling and Clinical Practitioner Psychologist and with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I am also on the BPS Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists, a BPS approved supervisor and a BPS Associated Fellow. Additional memberships include: member of EMDR UK, member of ICEEFT and BEFT (the international and British centres for EFT - Emotionally Focused Therapy).
Registered / Accredited
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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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
EMDR for pain, somatic symptoms, phobia and complex grief reactions Psychological therapy for health related conditions and neurological disorders.
My fees depend on a variety of factors: whether you are self-funding or have insurance; whether the therapy is online or in person; the length of the session; the location. If you are self-funding we will agree on the cost before you start therapy.
I am registered with the following insurers:
It can be really hard and quite daunting to decide which therapy and which therapist might best suit you. To help you with this I offer a free initial telephone conversation lasting about 15 to 20 minutes. Please contact me to arrange a time so we can discuss your needs and what I can offer. This is a no obligation call, its aim is to help you reach a decision about therapy and whether this is the right therapist and right time for you to start.
At present I am only working online and this situation will depend on COVID-19 developments. Please don't hesitate to discuss any uncertainties you have about video-based therapy. While meeting face to face is what we all know and are familiar with, there are also advantages to working online and we can discuss ways to adapt this way of working to you and any concerns you might have.