Dr Jenna Harrington is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience of working within the NHS with adults of all ages. Since completing the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at UCL in 2009 she has worked clinically within a range of settings, supporting people with their mental and physical health. She has a wealth of experience in working with people living with long term physical health conditions (e.g. Pain, CFS, neurological illness, diabetes, dementia, stroke, HIV and psychosexual difficulties). She has a special interest in working with stigmatised conditions such as HIV and Medically Unexplained Symptoms.
Dr Harrington currently works within the NHS in sexual health services as well as a Clinical Tutor / Senior Lecturer on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. She is actively involved in research and both consults and supervises staff. She is passionate about increasing the accessibility of psychological support to people; allowing them to have helpful conversations when they need/want them.
Dr Harrington has worked with clients with a variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, work related stress, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sleep disorder, phobias, relationship difficulties, physical health problems, and psychosexual issues. She is clinically experienced in working with people from different backgrounds (e.g. in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation) and draws on a range of therapy models including Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Neuropsychology Models to work with clients.
She is flexible in her approach, ensuring that whatever therapy is used it fits with the needs and preferences of the person. She aims to explore and support someone to find ways to move towards meaningful, value-based living and a preferred sense of themselves.