Jennie is a Senior accredited BACP psychotherapist and also a member of the UKCP and Psychotherapy Sussex. Starting with a basic counselling training at WPF in London, she went on to train as a psychodynamic counsellor at the University of Brighton and subsequently gained a Masters degree in psychoanalytic studies at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. A 4-year clinical psychoanalytic training followed, at the Guild of Psychotherapists, and at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Jennie has been working with patients in both London and Sussex for more than a decade.
Jennie’s training has been pluralistic – she has certificates in various other modalities and is qualified to supervise other therapists - and she draws on many different therapeutic approaches, depending on the client’s particular needs and circumstances.
In-depth infant observation lay at the heart of Jennie’s Tavistock training, giving her an insight into child-parent dynamics and a consideration of how infants experience the world, early development and questions of attachment. Our early experiences affect us all and shape the way we live and relate every day, and Jennie’s work attempts to shed some light on some of these often unconscious influences and how they might be having a negative impact on our daily lives.
Jennie strongly believes that the majority of the work that happens in the therapy is through the ‘relationship’ between her and her client. With this in mind, she aims to establish an empathic and containing space where they can work together to shine some light on some of the unconscious processes that might lie behind the issues that the client has brought to the consulting room. She believes that change is always possible but that it must come through a collaboration between her and her client – the work is a joint venture.
Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity issues, bereavement
Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, 4-year clinical training at the Guild of Psychotherapists, member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP)