Dr Sally Jones believes the first step is to have a comprehensive therapeutic assessment consultation taking a holistic approach (including a consideration of developmental, physical, psychological and social factors). Every person expresses their issues in their particular way and each problem needs careful consideration. This involves talking about current difficulties as well as how your personal history might influence how you are today.
Following a thorough assessment consultation, she will then reflect with the child, adolescent, adult, couple or family which therapeutic options may be most helpful. Her preference is to tailor individual packages of care to meet the specific needs of individuals and families, as every person is unique and distinctive. People seeking help often find the number and range of psychological therapies confusing. Dr Sally Jones’ broad training in different psychological therapies enables her to consider the full range of evidence-based approaches to interventions.
The people who come to see Dr Sally Jones do so because they are experiencing a wide variety of problems. They may feel low in mood, anxious or empty and unfulfilled in life. They may be lonely and find it difficult to connect with other people or experience problems in their relationships.
Dr Sally Jones has extensive experience offering psychotherapy for varied and complex issues and of providing brief and longer term therapies for adolescents and adults (on weekly, intensive and intermittent frequencies). When required, she offers parenting work and couple therapy.
She has always been interested in what holds people back from fulfilling their potential to find meaning in their lives and to experience sustaining and meaningful, intimate relationships and to harness their creativity.
Dr Sally Jones works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has a Clinical Psychology doctorate. She has over twenty five years of experience of work with adults, children, adolescents and families using systemic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy approaches. Having qualified with a Tavistock Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training her main therapeutic modality is psychoanalytic.
She is employed by both the Tavistock Centre and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Services in the NHS, where she has led on the development and provision of clinical services, as well as providing teaching and training. She enjoys working with families from a diverse range of cultures and religious backgrounds.
Dr Sally Jones works with depression, anxiety, problems with relationships and intimacy, unresolved trauma, chronic medical conditions, pain and other emotional difficulties.
She has substantial experience of working with disturbed adolescents and led trainings at the Tavistock Centre on this subject for many years, including on relating to self-harm and suicide in young people. She was previously involved in developing and working into an adolescent outreach service in county Durham.
She previously worked undertaking parenting assessments commissioned by Local Authorities, working as part of multi-disciplinary teams. She also has experience of undertaking independent expert witness reports, based upon child, adolescent and family assessments. She is competent in conducting psychometric testing.
She started her career working at Great Ormond Street Hospital and at Huntercombe Manor (adolescent inpatient unit).
Dr Sally Jones is a Tavistock Qualified Adult Psychotherapist (TQAP) and is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP). She was awarded her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClin Psych) over twenty years ago and currently works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC). She also has a BA (Hons) in Applied Psychology.