Dr Jenny Draisey is a Clinical Psychologist based around Guildford, Surrey who works with children and young people (aged 5-18) and their families. She specialises in assessing and treating young people presenting with a range of mental health difficulties. Difficulties are anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and self-harm. She also offers assessment and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep difficulties, and anger and oppositional difficulties.
Jenny believes that young people’s mental health difficulties require a holistic and systemic approach. This approach analyses and treats not only the person themselves but the system and environment that surrounds that person.
She works collaboratively with young people and families to set realistic and achievable goals aimed at improving mental well-being. Subsequently, young people are supported in understanding their current patterns of behaviour and thought (some of which may have become unhelpful). Jenny then helps young people to learn new and more helpful coping strategies.
Jenny obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway (University of London). Before qualifying, Jenny also completed both a Developmental Psychopathology Masters and a PhD in Psychology at the University of Reading. She focused on researching and identifying risk and maintenance factors for anxiety disorders in young people. Jenny continues to have a keen interest in research: she is currently supporting the development of a preventative programme which looks to improve psychological well-being in adults and young people.
Since qualifying as a Psychologist, alongside her private work, Jenny has worked in both a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Berkshire and a specialised pupil referral unit school in Surrey.
Jenny offers both individual and family sessions. She is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, suicidal ideation and self-harm, sleeping and feeding difficulties, and anger and oppositional difficulties. She also offers support for families struggling with the diagnosis of developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jenny mainly works within a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework. However, she also sometimes integrates characteristics of compassion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, attachment-based therapy, narrative therapy, and systemic therapy.
- Initial assessment Session (up to 90 minutes): £145
- Therapy sessions (up to 60 minutes): £110
- Written reports available upon request at a negotiated fee.
- Payment: by cheque or cash at the beginning of each session, or via bank transfer prior the session.
Jenny is available at Brighter Spaces on Monday mornings and Thursdays.
To book an appointment, please get in touch directly with Jenny via phone or email. If you are unsure about what your needs are, phone calls or emails to answer your questions are available – time limited.
Appointments missed without 48 hours notice will incur the full session fee.