I'm Jennie, a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, also known as a CBT Therapist, from Buckinghamshire, UK. I'm the owner of Chiltern Talking Therapies.
I have completed a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Masters course (2 years) and am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I have also completed EMDR training for adults and children, supervision, and much more!
Any Therapist would be happy to show copies of their certificates - as I will be! You can also check on the BABCP website - https://www.cbtregisteruk.com/. My BABCP Accreditation number is 998690.
As well as my private practice, I also work within the NHS as a CBT Therapist. I've worked within the NHS for eight years so far. Prior to becoming a CBT Therapist, I worked with offenders in the community and in Prisons, in a variety of different roles. I have completed Psychology and Criminal Behaviour / Criminal Law degrees also.
I like to think that I am compassionate and non-judgemental. I have piercings and tattoos and I ride motorbikes! For years I have worked with individuals within the Criminal Justice System and with individuals who use substances to cope with life. I hope to make you feel welcome and comfortable throughout our sessions.
I am collaborative, which means that I will not be telling you what to do - I am not a teacher! We will both be equal participants in your therapy. We will combine my knowledge of mental health and CBT, with your knowledge of your situation and symptoms.
I have a clean Disclosure and Barring Service (criminal record) check and would be happy to share any of my certificates with you - please do ask.
I am not the only person to be working within Chiltern Talking Therapies, I also have CBT Therapists, Trainees, Art Psychotherapists, Coaches and Counsellors working with me.
And why Chiltern Talking Therapies you ask? I grew up in the Chiltern hills!
I look forward to hearing from you :-)
We have a variety of Psychotherapists, Coaches, Counsellors and Trainees who are insured, DBS checked, trained (or training) to a high standard and registered with an accrediting body.
Between us, we are able to offer:
ABOUT THE THERAPY SPACE
We offer face to face sessions from a wonderful space located in Little Horwood which is near Winslow in Bucks.
We're about 10 mins from Bletchley, and 20 mins from Aylesbury.
The room is large, with three distinct areas. We have comfy chairs for our talking therapy sessions, a big table and chairs for creative therapies, and a desk for Zoom calls.
We have an EMDR light bar and buzzers, a whiteboard, lots of art materials and we are in the most wonderful, rural location.
The space is owned by a personal training gym who we can highly recommend!
We have hot drinks, comfy blankets and a library of books which you can borrow.
When the weather is good, we can sometimes offer walk and talk sessions, but this also depends on your therapy type.
Jennie is registered with the following:
And a variety of medico-legal companies.
Our other Therapists and Counsellors may also be registered with insurance companies, medico-legal companies or employee wellbeing schemes.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) training with Richman EMDR for adults, and The Child Trauma Therapy Centre for children and adolescents.
Psychosocial support and skills training for adults with ADHD.
Assessment and diagnosis of ADHD.
FORMULATING AND WORKING WITH RISK
Assessment, formulation and management of suicidality, self-harm and risk.
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS TRAINING
With Hari Sewell of HS Consultancy Ltd. Unconscious bias can also be referred to as stereotyping. This training was important to become aware of my own unconscious biases (as we all have them) so that these do not impact on my decision making.
COMPREHEND, COPE AND CONNECT GROUP TRAINING
I have been trained by Dr Isabel Clarke to deliver individual and group CCC sessions as well as complete her emotion driven formulation.
CBT FOR INSOMNIA
CBT-I is a structured clinical intervention. The training was delivered by Professor Colin Espie, a leading expert in Sleep science, through the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford.
CBT FOR AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS
A short (one day) course in my NHS day job focussing on how to adapt CBT for clients with Autism.
LONG TERM CONDITIONS COURSE
Studied at Exeter University. Learning how to adapt CBT for individuals with long term health conditions such as diabetes, respiratory issues or pain.
DBT INTRODUCTION COURSE
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is a type of talking therapy which stems from CBT. It can be helpful to use with people who struggle with managing strong emotions. DBT has a strong emphasis on acceptance of your current situation and trying to see how things which seem opposite, can often both be true. I will be completing my full training and qualifying as a DBT Therapist - I am not yet fully qualified.
MI is an evidence based approach to behaviour change. It can be helpful to guide individuals toward their goals by exploring their own reasons to change and empowering them to achieve them.
CBT MASTERS COURSE
Instead of completing a Postgraduate Diploma, I completed the full Masters programme including a dissertation. The course is a two year course, accredited by the BABCP. In order to join this course, I had to prove that I had the knowledge, skills and attitudes to attend the course. Whilst on the course, I had to complete a minimum of 200 hours of therapy with clients and 450 hours of study, with intensive supervision and assessment.
PSYCHOSIS TRAINING COURSE
Psychosis is when you may experience hallucinations (hearing or seeing things) or you may have beliefs which are out of touch with reality.
NHS TRAINING COURSES
Health and safety, information governance, personal protection, risk management, suicide and self-harm, safeguarding children and adults, emergency life support, fire safety, infection control, manual handling, equality and diversity, PREVENT, dementia awareness, mental capacity act, smoking sessation adviser, clinical record keeping, medicines in mental health, quality improvement.
PSYCHOLOGY AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR DEGREE
Undergraduate degree including dissertation. Focussed on Forensic Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY AND CRIME DEGREE
Foundation degree, again based on Forensic Psychology.