Jenna Kirtley


Professional background and experience

Hi my name is Jenna and I am a registered clinical psychologist.  I have previous NHS experience working within a complex needs and personality disorder service, a low security mental health ward and a complex treatment service for military veterans. From working across a range of settings I have worked with a number of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. However, my main area of expertise is working with individuals who have experienced trauma, both in childhood and adulthood. I draw from a number of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I also have additional training in EMDR and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

I am passionate about empowering individuals to find ways to make positive changes to their lives. For me, it is important to listen to someone’s story and to help them make sense of the difficulties they are facing with consideration to relational, social, economic and cultural factors. I like to work collaboratively with clients to decide on the best intervention to suit their needs, drawing from a range of therapeutic modalities.

An initial assessment would allow us to explore your presenting concerns and consider what may have contributed to these, in order to come to a collaborative understanding of your difficulties and an intervention plan to suit your individual needs. I look forward to meeting you and working alongside you on your journey to making positive changes in your life.

Training and qualifications
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
  • EMDR Level 2
Accreditation to professional bodies
Areas of special interest
  • Relational difficulties
  • Complex PTSD
  • Trauma

What to expect from our Therapists

We carry out rigorous checks and vet all our therapists before they join the team. They must meet with our high standards of professional specification which includes:

This means that the mental health professional you see will be qualified, experienced and competent.

We are a private mental health clinic and have a number of therapists with different specialities. Because of this, we can offer therapies to help with a wide range of mental health issues from Anxiety to PTSD and child psychology.

First, we carry out a triage step during a 15-minute free initial telephone consultation. Depending on the challenges you’re facing, we will then recommend a counsellor, CBT therapist or clinical psychologist.

We also have clinic locations throughout the North, so there is usually one not too far from you.

As a result, we can usually offer an appointment quickly and at a time and place convenient for you. But, above all, tailored to your needs.

If you’re interested in  booking an appointment with Dr Jenna Kirtley, book a free initial consultation here.

Please note, not all of our therapists work from all our clinic locations. Contact us for information on which therapists it is possible to see at which locations.