Welcome to Peak District Psychology
Hello, I’m Jen, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has worked in adult mental health for 14 years. I’m a member of the British Psychological Society and am HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered. I offer therapy sessions in Matlock, though other locations in Derbyshire may be possible. There are also options to access therapy by phone or Skype.
Sometimes we all need a bit of help to make sense of what life throws at us, or to cope with difficult feelings. If you’re struggling with anxiety or low mood, relationship problems, or coming to terms with difficult past experiences, then psychological therapy might be for you.
Over the last 14 years I’ve worked in a range of different services, both in the NHS and the voluntary sector. I specialise in working with people who have been through traumatic experiences, whether they happened recently or a long time ago. I work with adults with a range of mental health problems and complex needs, including:
Support given for:
- OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
- complex trauma
- body image and eating problems
- relationship issues
- alcohol and/or substance misuse
- low self esteem & confidence issues
Psychological Therapies Offered
You may be aware that there are different types of therapy and counselling. One advantage of Clinical Psychology is that it allows us to bring together elements of different therapeutic models, which helps to develop an individualised understanding of your difficulties. This means we can work together in a way that’s tailored to your individual needs and preferences, to make sure you get the best possible results. I have training and experience in a number of approaches, including:
- CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)
- EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing)
- CFT (compassion focused therapy)
- DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy).
Our first meeting will be an assessment. This is an opportunity for us to discuss your problems and think together about what kind of help would be most useful. However we decide to go about it, you can be sure that therapy will be confidential, and you will be treated with non-judgemental respect and compassion.
Short term and long term courses of therapy are available, and sessions can be face-to-face, or by phone or Skype.
For more information, please contact me.