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*COVID-19 – due to the current pandemic, I am only offering remote sessions via video, chat platforms or telephone.*

Hello! You might be here, looking at this page, because you are looking for help or guidance in dealing with some difficulties in your life. Or maybe you’re just interested in learning more about yourself and achieving personal growth. Whichever it is, I’m here and happy to help in any way I can.

Therapy can be helpful for a number of difficulties. If you’ve never engaged in psychological therapy before and are unsure of what it involves or how you even start the process, please take a look around my website. If you don’t find an answer to a particular question, then do please contact me.

My name is Jenny and I am passionate about helping people realise their potential to live a fulfilling life, empowering them to know what is and is not helpful for their well being and showing them how to tap into their own resources and empowerment.

I am based in South Wales with clinics in both Cardiff and Monmouth or, if you live further afield, I can work with you by video or through a chat platform. If you have healthcare insurance that covers therapy, I am registered with a number of healthcare providers.

Do I need help?

To answer this question, ask yourself if you would like to change the way you respond to things that happen in your life, if you’re finding it difficult to let go of things that have happened in the past or want to learn from them, or simply understand what has made you who you are today. 

I have worked in mental health services for many many years and see how people often look for answers through diagnoses. For some, it helps to have a biological reason for what they are experiencing but for others, developing an understanding of social and psychological aspects too can give a holistic view of life and experiences that makes us who we are today. 

To help to know if I can help with your specific difficulties, here are a list of common difficulties:

Anxiety, panic attacks

Low mood

Depression

Stress

OCD

PTSD

Attachment issues

Complex trauma

Autistic spectrum

How I can help

Seeking help in order to make changes will require you to connect with things that might usually cause some distress and discomfort. Being able to do this with someone you feel at ease with and trust is important.  So make sure you chose someone who you feel matches your values. 

Within the first assessment session with me, as well as gaining details from you to help build a picture of what you are hoping to gain from therapy, this session is also important to get a feel for me as a person and psychologist and decide if you too wish to work with me. I encourage openness and honesty and will not take any offence if you prefer to seek out another psychologist/therapist. 

Therapeutic Approaches

As a client, you are at the centre of the therapeutic process and although I have the knowledge of human psychology, you are the expert on you and I view therapy as a joint effort in helping you get to where you want to be. Using person centred values, I take a humanistic approach, using the core conditions of unconditional positive regard, congruence, and empathy to help build a strong therapeutic relationship.

Being a psychologist, I am able to integrate various approaches to meet your needs. The main approaches I use are:

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

This is known as a third wave cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach. Compassion and understanding is the basis of my approach, fostering a place of psychological flexibility. To do this, the main approach used is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Mindfulness based teachings are intertwined into this along with connection to values making this such a powerful approach.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness has become more popular in western cultures, yet so many struggle to integrate it into their everyday lives, believing it to be all about sitting on the floor, cross legged, meditating. This can be a part of it but the main teaching of mindfulness philosophy is to be present. There are many ways to do this. I’m all for helping people to find ways of being mindful that fit with their every day lives.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

This approach is commonly used to treat those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but can also be used effectively for a range of difficulties. It uses bilateral stimulation, predominately eye movement (hence the name!) to help the brain to process ‘stuck’ emotional trauma on a neurological level, allowing the brain to move the content from a present moment threat to a past memory. It cannot erase experiences, but places them gently into the past whilst reducing the intensity of the emotions attached to them into the memory bank.

Flash Technique

I am trained in the flash technique, which was developed to help reduce the distress a person may experience as a result of a past experience without needing to actively engage with the distressing memory. This technique can at times help process the memory itself or be used as part of the process of EMDR.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

This approach takes a look at how the environment, thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and behaviour all contribute to the sense we make of the world. The objective is to identify negative core beliefs and challenge them, establishing the facts from opinions to identify a more balanced belief. Behavioural activation is used to help weaken negative beliefs and strengthen the balanced, alternative one.

Sessions

*COVID-19 – due to the current pandemic, I am only offering remote sessions via video, chat platforms or telephone.*

Depending on your individual needs, I can offer both short or long term therapy.

The initial assessment usually takes one session, but can take more, depending on the complexity of your needs. This is decided on a case by case basis.

Each session lasts up to 50 minutes.

My clinic hours are:

Monday & Wednesday 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am
Friday 9:30am – 2.15pm

Fees

£105-£125

Health Insurance

I am registered with a number of health insurance companies as listed below.  If you are registered with a health insurance company that is not listed and you wish to work with me, do contact your insurance provider and ask them if they’d accept you working with me. If they insist on me being registered with them, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

  • Bupa
  • WPA
  • Cigna
  • Axa
  • Aviva

Video/chat sessions
I currently use a video platform called Zoom. Please ensure you have good internet speed so as not to interfere with the process of therapy.

Contact

If you would like to know any more details, or would like to book a session, please fill out the form below and I will contact you in 24 hours.

Alternatively you can call me on: 07930 449438