About Dr. Jenny Turner

I've been told many times in my career that I'm not like other psychologists ... in a good way!

Many previous clients and colleagues have often reported that I'm one of the most 'authentic and human' psychologists they've ever met - Just like a 'normal' person, rather than someone who is aloof, stuffy or too clinical.

I'm often described a psychologist they feel at ease with, and someone who makes them feel accepted and understood, rather than analysed. 

I have a very strong natural skill in empathically and compassionately sitting with people who are expressing very strong emotions - Many people, even many psychologists and therapists, find this difficult. And when this is difficult for a therapist in a session, clients often understandably pick up on this, and often instinctively feel that their emotions are 'too much'. 

My clients report feeling the opposite with me - That I clearly embrace whatever feelings they express, when they are with me - So they feel in their bones that their feelings, and who they are as a person who feels them, is totally okay, acceptable and embraceable. 

There is a lot of information about my training, qualifications, credentials, experience and expertise on this website (see below).  I have indeed learned a great deal from many lectures, books, conferences, and research. But most importantly, I have learned from the thousands of families I have worked with, throughout my career, and I highly I value the evidence that I have gathered from working directly with my clients.

I have also valued learning from my own experience of being human this complex world, and I will share some of this learning with you in our sessions as well. I have a core belief that every psychological concept that I have ever learned about is just as applicable to me as it is to everyone else - My instagram account (which you get a snap shot of above) is testament to that, as it shows an insight into how I apply core psychological concepts to my own life, to enhance my own mental health. 

In our work together, I will therefore meet you as an equal, and I will respect and welcome the expertise that you bring to our meetings too.

I will not assume that there is something 'wrong' with you, if you request to see me - I will assume that you are experiencing normal, understandable human emotions and experiences, which are understandably challenging at times, and I believe that you can become empowered to respond to these difficulties in a way that works better for you. 

 I very much look forward to working with you - It will be a privilege and an honour. 

my Professional 

registrations:

NB. I also have an up-to-date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in place. 

 

 

My Experience:

  • Clinical Psychologist in Independent Practice & Founder of Mind Body Soul Psychology - Tunbridge Wells, June 2019 to present. 

  • Clinical Psychologist (NHS) - Paediatric Psychology at Royal Brompton Hospital, London, Oct 2014 - Feb 2019. 

  • Clinical Psychologist (NHS) - Child Obesity Service, Mile End Hospital, London, Nov 2013 - September 2014. 

  • Clinical Psychologist (NHS) - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Bexleyheath, London, Dec 2013 - July 2014. 

  • Clinical Psychologist (NHS) - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Dartford & Gravesend, Kent, Oct 2010 - Nov 2013. 

  • Trainee Clinical Psychologist (NHS) - Older Adults Service, Eastbourne, Sussex, April 2010 - Sept 2010. 

  • Trainee Clinical Psychologist (NHS) - Family Intensive Support Service, Eastbourne, Sussex, Oct 2009 - March 2010. 

  • Trainee Clinical Psychologist (NHS) - Adult Learning Disability Service, Tonbridge, Kent, April 2009 - Sept 2009. 

  • Trainee Clinical Psychologist (NHS) - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Ashford, Kent, Oct 2008 - March 2009. 

  • Trainee Clinical Psychologist (NHS) - Community Mental Health Teams, Tunbridge & Tunbridge Wells, Oct 2007 - Sept 2008. 

  • Assistant Psychologist (NHS) - Community Mental Health Team, Royal Free Hospital, London, Oct 2006 - Aug 2007. 

  • Research Assistant - The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (in collaboration with NICE, the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence), London, Nov 2005 - Aug 2007. 

My Education: 

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - Canterbury Christ Church University. 

  • BSc. in Psychology - University of Western Australia. 

  • BSc. in Neuroscience - University of Western Australia. 

Additional Training:

  • The Daring Way™ - Methodology based on the research of Brené Brown; I am a "Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator - Candidate" - San Antonio, Texas - 2019/20. 

  • Working with Families with Physical Illness - The Tavistock, London - 2017. 

  • Exploring Complex Realities of Inter-agency Working: Group Relations Conference - The Tavistock, London - 2016. 

  • Clinical Psychologists as Future Leaders Training Series - British Psychological Society, London - 2015/16. 

Dr. Jenny Turner, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 

hello@mindbodysoulpsychology.co.uk

Ph: 07760 541 490

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