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. I am also able to offer ADHD assessments to adults.

 

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 Kelly Peel-Wainwright – Clinical psychologist

About me

I am a friendly, honest and approachable Clinical Psychologist, with real enthusiasm for my work. I am registered with the HCPC and eligible for membership with the British Psychological Society. My career in psychology initially began in private practice, where I supported children, young people and families, as well as adults with a diagnosis of Autism. I completed my Masters in Clinical Applications of Psychology (MSc) at the University of Warwick and thereafter my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at the University of Manchester. Over the 5 years I have been practicing therapeutically, I have enjoyed working with people with
various clinical presentations, including acute mental health difficulties, developmental and complex trauma, learning disabilities, neurodiversity, physical health conditions and neuropsychological conditions. I have also worked in various environments, including the community, physical health hospitals and hospitals for those experiencing mental health difficulties. My current NHS role involves working with young people in the care system, and I see private clients online.
 

How I work

I feel that it is important to spend time at the beginning of therapy getting to know the people I work with and developing our therapeutic relationship. This way, I can ensure that the client feels comfortable and safe when discussing sensitive topics. I will go at the client’s own pace and will regularly check in with the client to ensure that the experience feels right for them. The client and I will co-develop our understanding of the client’s difficulties and based on this, develop an individualised intervention plan that the client feels happy with.
 

Types of therapies I have used

I have been trained in a number of psychological theories and therapy models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), systemic and family working, relationally focused therapy, mindfulness, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have also used Cognitive Analytic-informed interventions and I am competent in completing neuropsychological assessments. I have previously facilitated psychoeducational groups and have provided training to professionals within and outside of the NHS.
 

Difficulties I have worked with

I have had the opportunity to work with young people and adults with various presentations, including low mood/depression, various forms of anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, health anxiety, generalised anxiety, phobias), mood difficulties, OCD, emotional dysregulation, complex and developmental trauma, PTSD, psychosis and hearing voices, low self-esteem, adjustment reactions, neuropsychological conditions (e.g. epilepsy, acquired brain injury) and the psychological impact of physical health conditions (e.g. cancer, renal disease, urology difficulties, Spina Bifida). However, despite the diagnosis (or lack thereof), I believe that each client is different and as such a unique formulation and intervention plan should be developed with that person, no matter what their presenting concerns are.
 

Other experience/interests

My doctoral research was on the topic of self-harm and within this I co-developed and evaluated a new type of short-term Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) -informed therapy for adults who engage in self-harm. I also reviewed the literature about interpersonal (relational) therapies