Introducing Dr Jenny Draisey, Child Psychologist.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Jenny Draisey to the Healthcare On Demand team in Guildford.
 Jenny specialises in working with children, young people and families with a variety of presenting difficulties, particularly anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression. She specialises in delivering evidence based therapy to young people and families and mainly works within a cognitive-behavioural framework. She is also interested in systemic therapy, compassion focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. 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 uses a friendly, compassionate, non-judgmental and creative approach to working with young people and their families, and I aim to help a young person to establish their goals for treatment early on in the process, although these remain flexible throughout. She works with a young person and their family collaboratively to first help them understand their difficulties, before working towards making changes to improve emotional well-being and identifying strengths and values along the way.

Qualifications
• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Royal Holloway, University of London)
• PhD in Psychology (University of Reading)
• MSc in Developmental Psychopathology (University of Reading)
• BSc in Psychology (University of Southampton)

Experience
Jenny has over 7 years of experience working in child and adolescent mental health settings within both the NHS and a University Research Clinic. She has been involved in assessing and treating young people and families with a variety of different presenting mental health difficulties. Jenny also specialises in cognitive-behavioural therapy, which involves helping people understand the link between their thoughts, behaviours, physical sensations, and emotions. Becoming stuck in unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns can be detrimental to an individual’s well-being. She works collaboratively with young people and their families to help them break some of these negative patterns by introducing more helpful behaviours and different thinking strategies, with a view to achieve their chosen therapeutic goals.
Jenny treat the following difficulties:

• Low mood and depression
• Separation anxiety in children
• Social anxiety and shyness
• Generalised anxiety and worry
• Fears and phobias
• Panic disorder and panic attacks
• Obsessive compulsive disorder
• Habit disorders
• Trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Sleep difficulties
• School related issues such as stress and peer relationship difficulties
• Anger issues or oppositional behaviours

To read more, and to make an appoitnment with Jenny, please click HERE.