Jenny specialises in assessing and treating young people aged 5 to 18 presenting with a range of mental health difficulties; specifically, 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 Draisey is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with children, young people and families. She believes that young people’s mental health difficulties require a holistic and systemic approach that 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. Following this, young people are supported to understand their current cycles of behaviour and thinking styles (some of which may have become unhelpful to them) and 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, in which she focused on researching and identifying risk and maintenance factors for anxiety disorders in young people. She continues to have a keen interest in research, currently supporting the development of a preventative programme 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/or family sessions, and 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. She also however 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 afternoons and Thursday mornings.
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.