I am currently not taking new clients, with the exception of recently returning clients and Ministry of Transport EAP clients. Please also expect a wait time of 4 weeks (minimum).
I operate my private practice one day a week, alongside my advisory role. This means my caseload is often at capacity. If you are interested in introductory self-care and self-help strategies, these can be found on my Facebook page 'Jennifer Jones Clinical Psychologist'. However, these resources are not designed to replace therapy - especially if you are suffering. If you are in crisis and your enquiry is urgent, please make an appointment with your GP. And, if you are worried about your safety, please dial a helpline number or 111. The NZ College of Clinical Psychologists website has a search engine to continue your search for a clinician.
Mental Health Foundation helpline resources can be found here.
NZ College of Clinical Psychologists 'find a clinical psychologist' page can be found here.
There are times in our life when we notice that we aren't coping as well as we'd like to. These may be times when we feel that aspects of life are beyond our control or influence, or we may experience barriers preventing us from leading the life we want to live. Therapy sessions can offer new ways to identify and break down barriers in order to enhance quality of life. Techniques and skills learned in therapy can also provide you with the ability to monitor and better manage difficulties that arise in the future .
As a clinical psychologist, I practice evidence based techniques to help clients improve the quality of their lives. This means that I follow the most up to date research that identifies the best therapeutic ways to treat certain difficulties or conditions. I tailor my approach to my clients as one size does not fit all. In order to tailor effectively, I am trained in a number of evidence based therapy styles.
Clients can self refer by sending a message via the contact tab. Due to the nature of my job, I am regularly with clients or in meetings and often cannot answer a phone call. Emailing is the most effective way to reach me.
Please also note that I split my time between agency work and private practice. I do not offer an acute/crisis service. If you are in crisis or concerned about your safety, I recommend you make an urgent appointment with your GP or call 111. You can also refer to the Mental Health Foundation resources.
Phone: (021) 1056 946
AVAILABILITY & LOCATION
I primarily work in an advisor capacity at a large agency and provide private practice services on Thursdays (with the exception of public holidays). Please note that I do not provide services after general business hours or on weekends. Offering one day of private practice per week means spaces are limited. Please refer to my current availability statement above for further details.
My consulting rooms are located in Wellington's CBD. Street parking is available subject to peak traffic flows (between 12pm-1:30pm). Multiple car parking buildings are nearby as well as regular bus routes. Refer to the contact tab for address details and map.