My name is Jennifer, and I am a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. PRT is a branch of psychotherapy aimed at working with people who are experiencing challenges and difficulties in their sexual lives and in their relationships with others. As part of my training, I had my placement with Controlling Chemsex, having the opportunity to support individuals through their journey with the challenges they may be facing.
Other areas of my training have focused on the specialist areas of working with couples and individuals dealing with relationship issues and sexual difficulties. Before training as a PRT, I was an educationist and I taught from early years through to university level. I retrained as a psychodynamic therapist and a children’s counsellor.
I provide an empathetic, safe, and supportive environment in which clients can speak freely without fear of judgment. I have been trained to use CBT, Integrative, Systemic Therapy, Existential Therapy, and the Gestalt Therapy methods. I have also previously been trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy methods where clients are encouraged to explore their past experiences, their childhoods, and relationships to better understand the possible underlying causes of their difficulties and how those elements may be affecting them in their lives.
My work experience is varied and includes working with people with borderline personality disorder, being a co-leader of groups exploring Meditation, Positive Thinking, and Mindfulness. I have worked with children and families, couples, clients with disabilities, clients dealing with trauma, clients facing homelessness, parents and carers and I have worked within faith-based communities. My work includes exploring issues around depression, loss and change, relationships, mental health issues such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and those struggling with alcohol and substance abuse.
I am registered with College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) as a Trainee PRT and National Counselling Society (NCS).