The team

Dr Danielle Jackson CPsychol DPsych MSc PGCert BSc (Hons)

Danielle Jackson

I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist, Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am a member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology Section and the Faculty for Children and Young People. I am also a member of The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. My Masters degree was completed at University of Leicester and my Clinical Psychology Doctorate was completed at University of Surrey.



Experience

I would describe myself as warm, light-hearted and personable with a desire to create a safe, containing space where clients feel heard and respected. I have over almost 16 years experience of working in mental health. I currently work in an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service but also see clients privately in Kent, East Sussex and across the UK.

I have worked across a range of settings including specialist mental health services, inpatient wards, GP surgeries and prisons. This has given me a great deal of clinical experience working with a wide range of different people of all ages with a range of difficulties.


How I work

I take an integrative approach to formulating and working with clients drawing from a range of psychological models and theories to find the best way forward to help clients to achieve their goals. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is an important factor in creating an environment that fosters change, hope, acceptance and understanding.

We will set therapy goals and work collaboratively to help you move towards a better quality of life.


Types of therapies I have used

I have experience of using a range of psychological models and approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), systemic, narrative, mindfulness-based approaches, parent-child psychotherapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). I am trained in and qualified to practice Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have experience of offering therapy to individuals, couples and families as well as to groups. I also have skills and experience in neuropsychological testing.


Difficulties I have worked with

I have worked with people to help them manage a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias as well as work-related stress, sleep problems, anger, low self-esteem, trauma, eating disorders, child sexual abuse, rape, relationship difficulties, Looked After Children, perinatal work, autism and dementia. My training and experience has left me well-equipped to work with a range of additional difficulties.


Other experience/interests

I have published academic papers on my research in peer-reviewed journals and have presented at national and international conferences. My research interests include spiritual/anomalous experiences, trauma and cultural differences relating to help seeking for mental health problems within the prison population. I have recently submitted a research paper for publication which is under review.

I am also a qualified Acheiving Best Evidence (ABE) interviewer and have expertise in conducting police interviews with children and adolescents who have made an allegation of sexual assault.

I am also available to offer supervision and consultation.

Clinical Psychologist – Dr Rachael Miller

I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which monitors and regulates the practice of Clinical Psychologists. I am eligible for provisional accreditation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), working towards full accreditation, and a foundation level accreditation from the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. My Masters degree was completed at University of Birmingham and my Clinical Psychology Doctorate was completed at University College London.

I would describe myself as easy-going, reliable and warm. I currently work in an NHS forensic secure unit role, but I also see private clients in South East London on a Tuesday evening.

I have over 7 years of experience working in a number of clinical areas including mental health, learning disabilities, long-term health conditions and sexual health. My experience includes a variety of settings, including secure hospitals, social care, community services, GP surgeries and primary care services.


How I work

I like to work collaboratively with clients exploring their goals and hopes for therapy and using this as the grounding to consistently return to. Developing a shared formulation, or understanding, of client’s difficulties can then inform the choice of a range of evidence-based psychological models and theories.


Types of therapies I have used

In order to ensure I am working in a responsive and person-centred way, I have used a range of psychological models and approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), systemic, narrative, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). I have worked with both individual’s and families, and have delivered group interventions, and online and telephone therapies. I also have skills and experience in neuropsychological testing.


Difficulties I have worked with

I have gained transferable clinical skills through my training and experiences, which allow me to work effectively with a range of difficulties. I have worked with people to help them manage difficultiies such as depression, panic, OCD, phobias, sleep problems, anger, low self-esteem, sexual health problems, adjustment and management of long-term health conditions, eating disorders, challenging behaviour, child sexual abuse, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, autism, learning disability and other neuro-developmental disorders, brain injury and obesity.


Other experience/interests

My thesis research focused on suicide and self-harm in the prison population, and involved a review of interventions as well as exploring the role of entrapment and relationship with their goals. I am currently working towards publication of this. I have a background in mental health advocacy and so am passionate about supporting others to feel empowered. I have lots of experience working with interpreters and working with the cultural needs of clients.

 

Dr Ann Steele, BSc Hons (First Class), MSc Oxon, DPhil Oxon, DClinPsy

Clinical Psychologist and Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

 

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

I have a First Class degree in Psychology from the University of Manchester as well as a Masters and academic Doctorate from Oxford University. In 2014 I was awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); my registration number is PYL31491. I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the lead organisation for CBT in the UK; my membership number is 180387.

 

Clinical Experience

I have many years of experience of working in the NHS with clients of all ages in primary and secondary mental and physical healthcare settings, in the community as well as in inpatient wards, and in National and Specialist services. I have also worked on a number of large clinical research trials offering psychological therapy required to meet rigorous quality and adherence standards.

My primary speciality and expertise is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), with which I have treated adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), psychosis, bipolar disorder, issues with anger, and low self-esteem amongst other difficulties.

In addition, my training and experience have given me knowledge of a number of other psychological therapy approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Systemic and Family Therapies and Voice Dialoguing.

Alongside private practice I currently work in the NHS with people suffering from long-term health conditions.

 

How I work

I am a warm and thoughtful psychologist who takes a very collaborative approach to providing psychological therapy. In the first instance this involves setting personalised goals and developing a joint understanding of the problem(s) bringing you to therapy. A number of factors will affect the choice of therapy approach and the length of time we might work together. Having a broad knowledge of different therapies allows me to be flexible and to tailor the psychological therapy to suit your individual goals, values and needs. I take a reflective and transparent approach throughout therapy, and encourage regular feedback and therapy reviews in order to ensure we remain aligned in our aims and work together. I am passionate about delivering effective psychological therapies and motivated to help people to make personally significant and meaningful life changes.