About Dr Danielle Jackson CPsychol DPsych MSc PGCert BSc (Hons)

I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist, Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am a member of the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology Section and the Faculty for Children and Young People. I am also a member of The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. My Masters degree was completed at University of Leicester and my Clinical Psychology Doctorate was completed at University of Surrey.


I would describe myself as warm, light-hearted and personable with a desire to create a safe, containing space where clients feel heard and respected. I have over almost 16 years experience of working in mental health. I currently work in an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service but also see clients privately in Kent and East Sussex. 

My work experience has included working in research at University of Liverpool, University of Birmingham and the Institute of Psychiatry working on large research projects including randomised controlled trials. I have worked across a range of settings including specialist mental health services, inpatient wards, GP surgeries and prisons. This has given me a great deal of clinical experience working with a wide range of different people including children and adolescents with eating disorders, adults, older adults, people with brain injury and people with learning disabilities.

How I work

I take an integrative approach to formulating and working with clients drawing from a range of psychological models and theories to find the best way forward to help clients to achieve their goals. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is an important factor in creating an environment that fosters change, hope, acceptance and understanding.

Types of therapies I have used

I have experience of using a range of psychological models and approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), systemic, narrative, mindfulness-based approaches, parent-child psychotherapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). I am trained in and qualified to practice Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have experience of offering therapy to individuals, couples and families as well as to groups. I also have skills and experience in neuropsychological testing.

Difficulties I have worked with

I have worked with people to help them manage a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias as well as work-related stress, sleep problems, anger, low self-esteem, trauma, eating disorders, child sexual abuse, rape, personality disorders, relationship difficulties, Looked After Children, perinatal work, autism and dementia. My training and experience has left me well- equipped to work with a range of additional difficulties.

Other experience/interests

I have published academic papers on my research in peer-reviewed journals and have presented at national and international conferences. My research interests include spiritual/anomalous experiences, trauma and cultural differences relating to help seeking for mental health problems within the prison population. I have recently submitted a research paper for publication which is under review.

I am also a qualified Acheiving Best Evidence (ABE) interviewer and have expertise in conducting police interviews with children and adolscents who have made an allegation of sexual assault.

I am also available to offer supervision and consultation.