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Dr Jess Rayner (BSc, MSc, DClinPsy)

I have a decade of applied experience and study in the field of psychology, including the completion of doctoral training and five years within the NHS. My skills and knowledge have developed through working with people from all walks of life to improve their psychological well-being, recover from mental health difficulties, and build a more meaningful life. 

 

Alongside my private practice I continue to work part-time in NHS, where I support people who are experiencing long-term health conditions and emotional distress. ​

 ​In addition to being a psychologist, I am also a fellow human and at the core of all the work I do sits a genuine compassion and authenticity.  My approach is down to earth, warm, and curious. I love to solve problems and work collaboratively with people to explore their experiences.

 

I work holistically, appreciating the connections between the mind and the body, understanding how this exists in the wider context of a persons past and present circumstances. I am trained in a range of evidence-based approaches which I integrate to support this. 

I enjoy working with a range of different people with varied life experiences. Some areas of specialist interest include working with trauma, anxiety, self-critical thinking, burnout and stress, persistent pain conditions (e.g., fibromyalgia, hEDS), and neurodivergence (e.g., autism, ADHD).​

Whatever you are looking to explore in therapy, please get in touch to discuss. 

Qualifications and Additional Training
Qualifications
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) - Bangor University / NHS

  • Masters in Clinical & Health Psychology (MSc) - Bangor University 

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology (BSc) - Oxford Brookes University

Additional Training
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy for Persistent Pain
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression 
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for PTSD
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (8 Week Course)
  • Eye-movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Accredited Practitioner Training (Part 1 complete - others in progress)
Professional Registration

I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). This is the regulatory body for Psychologists and other healthcare professionals. To maintain registration I am required to engage in regular supervision, ongoing training, and adhere to an ethical framework to ensure I maintain a high level of competence and proficiency. 

You can check the HCPC register for healthcare professionals here (you will find me listed under my full name, Jessamine Rayner):  https://www.hcpc-uk.org/check-the-register/

   

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