Dr Jess Rayner

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MSc, DClinPsy (HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist)
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Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

As a Clinical Psychologist I am experienced at supporting people to navigate emotional and physical challenges.

My approach is down to earth, warm and curious. I love to solve problems and work collaboratively with people to get to the source of issues and make meaningful changes. I try not to take myself too seriously and bring authenticity and humour to my work.

Through tailoring evidence-based therapy approaches and developing a good relationship, we can work together to support you with whatever you are facing. I continue to work in the NHS with adults alongside my private practice.

I run an inclusive practice, respectful or difference and diversity, and have personal and professional experience of neurodivergence.

What I can help with

You may be feeling anxious, stressed, struggling with low self-esteem or critical self-talk, or perhaps dealing with the impact of difficult or traumatic past experiences. Perhaps you are navigating a health condition that has caused huge changes in your life. Maybe you can't even put your finger on what or why you feel stuck or low. Whatever has brought you to therapy, I focus on creating a non-judgemental space where we can work together to explore your experiences and build new skills and perspectives.

What to expect in therapy - how does it work? 

Therapy works by helping you to identify and understand your experiences and work toward making changes you would like to see . My role (as the therapist) is to guide this process - we bring together my knowledge and experience of evidence-based therapies and your expertise on your own experiences.

Therapy will look different depending on what has brought you here. We would spend time exploring and navigating the challenges that you are facing, we might consider past or current relationships, life experiences, look at ways to manage emotions and difficult thoughts, make changes to how life looks, or process trauma.

I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies to support this process.

Why choose to work with me?

It can be daunting choosing a therapist, let alone coming to therapy sessions. I believe that it is important to choose someone that you feel is a good fit and puts you at ease.

I offer a free, no pressure, initial consultation (phone or video) and am happy to answer any questions. You can get in touch via email or phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a Clinical Psychologist I am trained to a doctoral level. This means that I have done intensive supervised practice in the NHS delivering therapy alongside practical learning and study to become proficient in a range of approaches.

Alongside my private practice, I currently work in the NHS where I work supporting people with chronic pain conditions. I have over five years of experience in NHS roles, and prior to this, worked in various social care settings.

Qualifications & further training

  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology 
  • MSc Clinical & Health Psychology
  • BSc(Hons) Psychology
  • Compassion Focused Therapy for Pain Management 
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (8 Week Course)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Depression
  • Accredited EMDR training (in progress) 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£80.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fees are set to reflect my training and expertise. However, I hold some slots available offered at discounted rate (on a sliding scale) to those who may not be able to afford the full fee. Please feel free to enquire, I cannot guarantee this but try to make my services as accessible as I can.

Sessions typically last 55 minutes to 1 hour.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Availability varies depending on whether you would like face-to-face or online sessions. Weekend availability is limited, but can be negotiated.

Further information

Choosing a therapist can be daunting - I am happy to offer a free 20 minute initial chat (with no-pressure) to meet each other and get a feel for whether you would like to work with me and if my approach and skills are a good fit for you.

Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Dr Jess Rayner
Dr Jess Rayner