ASPIRE PSYCHOLOGY AT A GLANCE
I understand the impact long-term health conditions can have not only on the person experiencing them but also their families and other relationships. I have particular expertise in working with physical health conditions including kidney disease as well as dental anxiety/phobia. I believe in working together with clients in reaching a shared understanding of these difficulties & developing coping strategies to manage them. I welcome initial enquiries to discuss your concerns further.
HOW CAN ASPIRE PSYCHOLOGY HELP?
I set up Aspire Psychology to offer a more tailored and easily accessible service to adults experiencing mental and/or physical health difficulties in Leamington and Warwickshire.
I see clients at The Cloisters in Leamington Spa which offers a calm and relaxing environment in which to attend sessions. The Cloisters was built in 1847 and retains some of its original features. I believe it is especially important to provide a safe and welcoming space for clients to talk about their difficulties. Aspire Psychology aims to provide a high quality service to all clients who attend.
Dr Jenny Hainsworth BSc MSc ClinPsyD
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience of working within the NHS with both children and adults in a variety of settings including Primary Care, CAMHS, CMHT, Dentistry and General Medicine.
I have considerable experience of psychological assessment and intervention with adults presenting with a range of difficulties in relation to their physical health including adjustment to long-term medical conditions and psychological trauma resulting from surgery, medical procedures, in-patient admissions; past dental treatment; and childbirth. I have specific expertise in working with people who have kidney disease and dental anxiety/phobia.
I have contributed to high quality health-related research over the years and have published in a number of peer-reviewed journals. I was part of the NAP5 steering panel in relation to Accidental Awareness during General Anaesthesia in the UK. I continue to work within the NHS in the Department of Medical Psychology at Leicester General Hospital alongside my private practice.
One step at a time
I am trained in a number of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Based CBT but also draw on other models of therapy in my work with clients to ensure interventions are tailored to a client's specific needs.
I am an HCPC registered practitioner and receive regular supervision in relation to my clinical practice. I keep up to date with my Continuing Professional Development through training and appropriate workshops and adhere to the HCPC Code of Ethics and Conduct in my work.
I am registered with BUPA , AXA Health, AVIVA and Vitality Health should you need to claim the cost of your treatment through your medical insurance provider.
PHYSICAL HEALTH & CHRONIC ILLNESS
I have considerable experience of working with people who are living with a long-term health condition, including chronic pain, and the challenges faced in adjusting to this.
I also have specific expertise in helping people with chronic kidney disease from diagnosis through to active dialysis treatment and transplantation and the impact these changes can have on a person's lifestyle and wider family.
It is not unusual to feel anxious or depressed when faced with these physical health challenges and exploring these issues further can help in eventual acceptance and adjustment to a life-long condition.
DENTAL ANXIETY & PHOBIA
I have a wealth of experience in helping dental patients to manage their anxiety in relation to their treatment including dental examinations, visiting the hygienist, impression taking, needle phobia and local anaesthetic injections, and fillings. I understand the embarrassment that many clients can experience in relation to their oral health and the impact that dental anxiety and phobia can have on their quality of life. I have helped many clients to develop more effective coping strategies in visiting the dentist and in coping with their treatment.
I was responsible for the provision of a specialist assessment and treatment psychology service to adults with severe dental phobia and a range of more complex difficulties at Birmingham Dental Hospital from 2003 to 2006. I was an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the School of Dentistry and have published a number of research papers in relation to dental anxiety. I co-authored the British Psychological Society briefing paper “Clinical Psychology in Dentistry: A Guide to Commissioners of Clinical Psychology Services (2009)” which highlights the importance of offering psychological therapies to clients experiencing significant anxiety in relation to their dental treatment and oral health.
Consulting rooms are in Leamington Spa at The Cloisters. The Cloisters does not have downstairs counselling rooms so please let me know if you need an accessible room and I can arrange this for you at The Traditional Acupuncture Centre. There is parking on the road by both centres, however please allow enough time for your first appointment to park and arrive in good time.
An initial assessment will be carried out lasting 60 - 90 minutes. This will enable a comprehensive assessment to be completed as well as a discussion of your suitability for psychological therapy. If further sessions are agreed, clients usually attend appointments on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
Therapy sessions last 50 minutes. The number and frequency of sessions varies according to individual need and type of therapy but a typical course of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is 6-12 sessions. Your progress in therapy will be reviewed regularly with you.
Please make contact for further information about fees.
IMPROVE WELL-BEING THROUGH PEACE OF MIND
CONTACT ASPIRE PSYCHOLOGY
The Cloisters, Lower Leam Street, Leamington Spa CV31 1DJ
The Traditional Acupuncture Centre, 19 Binswood Street, Leamington Spa CV32 5RW