Jessica began her journey into the world of mental health by qualifying as an RNMH in 1997, then obtaining her first master’s degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2001 with Regent’s College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. She worked for over 20 years as a CPN and a psychotherapist within Adult Mental Health Services, working with clients (and their families) who were struggling with severe and enduring mental illness.
Through her work with vulnerable individuals, Jessica developed a passion for the family and for issues around Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, with a particular focus on the experience of those who are racially subjugated.
Jessica successfully obtained her second master’s degree and qualification as a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist in 2016. Shortly afterwards she began working at the Tavistock & Portman where she is currently undertaking her second term as Staff Governor, she is on the management team for the Race Equality Network and is a member of the Race Equality Steering Group, as well as being the EDI lead for her team.
Jessica also works in Newham as an Embedded CAMHS clinician and is currently undertaking training as a Systemic Supervisor. She has also run her own private psychotherapy practice for the past 13 years, where she offers individual, couple and family work and offers training and workshops for organisations.