Jenna Kirtley


Professional background and experience

I have previous experience of working within a “looked after children’s service”, a complex needs and personality disorder service and a low security mental health ward.

As well as working with Select Psychology I work within the NHS in a complex treatment service for military veterans. My main experience is working with individuals who have experienced trauma and relationship difficulties, however I have worked with a range of individuals and adapt my approach to the needs of my client.

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 social, economic and cultural factors. I like to work collaboratively with the client to decide on the best intervention to suit their needs, drawing from a range of therapeutic modalities. My experience includes using Cognitive Analytic, Compassion Focused, Acceptance and Commitment and Cognitive Behaviour therapy informed approaches. I also have additional training in EMDR and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills.

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.