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Introducing Jenny Walsh,
Optimisim Clinical Associate


My Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology, The University of Wales Swansea

Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, Liverpool John Moores University

PGDip in CBT, University of Chester

EMDR Parts 1-3, EMDR Institute

Core Clinical Supervision Skills – High and Low Intensity, The University of Chester

MBCT Teacher, Lancashire Mindfulness

Additional Clinical Training

CBT In The Context of Long and Persistent Physical Health Conditions, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Compassion Focused Therapy for PTSD

Level 3 Safeguarding Adults and Children

EMDR Child and Adolescent Training Levels 1&2

My Professional Accreditations

BABCP Accredited CBT Practitioner

EMDR UK Accredited Practitioner

Additional Information

​Enhanced DBS Adults and Children

My Experience

I am an enthusiastic, skilled, and highly motivated practitioner with over 18 years’ worth of experience working within the Mental Health field. I have worked within secondary mental health services and the voluntary sector, but most of my career has been shaped by working in dynamic NHS primary care IAPT services. I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of both common and complex mental health concerns, using skills based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness. I specialise in working with trauma and am well versed in comprehensive risk assessment methods.

I also enjoy engaging in and delivering clinical supervision to fellow practitioners and am dedicated to developing my skill and knowledge set through regular training and research.

My Commitment to You

I strive to offer a confidential and safe space for collaborative therapy, through regular sessions at a pace that is supportive, and goal orientated.

Please contact Optimism if you would like a copy of my full Bio.

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