About me, Dr. Jenny Turner

I've been told many times that I'm very different from what people expect when they think of a 'psychologist'... 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 the stereotype that many people expect from a psychologist.

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. 

My clients frequently report feeling very validated by 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, 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).  So yes, 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 very highly value the knowledge that I have gathered from working directly with them.

I have also valued learning from my own experience of being a human, a woman and a mother in this complex world, and I will share some of this learning with you in our sessions as well. 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.

 

I have also had my own psychological therapy several times throughout my life, and I have found it invaluable. My life has also been powerfully transformed by The Daring Way™ Brené Brown course, and I wholeheartedly believe it can do the same for you - This is why I offer it. I will meet you as an equal, and I will respect and welcome the expertise that you bring to our meetings.

 I will know & trust that there is nothing '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. 
 

Although I have specialist expertise in working with Mums, I welcome referrals from anyone who wishes to explore their experience as a parent, or parent-to-be, regardless of their gender. I also welcome referrals from people of any race, sexuality, etc.

For your information: I am a cis-gendered, heterosexual, white British, able-bodied woman.

I am aware that I hold a huge amount of privilege in the society within which I live, and I'm aware that I do not have first hand experience of the discrimination and prejudice experienced by people who live as part of the populations which are marginalised in British modern life.

I am always open to learning about people's experiences where they differ from mine, if you wish to work with me, and I will also always be open to receiving feedback if you experience any hurt, or discrimination from me in the course of our work together. This will never be my intention, but I'm aware that my privilege unconsciously blinds me to many of the ways in which I contribute to marginalising people, and  I am committed to always widening my sight and vision in this regard. ​

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

 

my Professional 

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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), Responsible for writing & publishing NICE guidance for mental health. 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; to become a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator - Trained in 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.