Dr Jessica Valentine is a chartered counselling psychologist offering therapy for both adults and children in Hove and London. She specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy, work-related stress, self-harm, depression, trauma and anxiety. She also deals with substance misuse, behavioural problems, relationship difficulties and family issues.
Dr Valentine has had a broad range of training: she graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Psychology from the Walsh University in Ohio, USA. She then received a master's in general theoretical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2002, before obtaining further training in mental health counselling from Seton Hall University in 2005, and finally going on to achieve a Doctorate in Psychology at California Southern University. She is now based in the UK where she has worked as a clinical and consultant psychologist in various clinics across Brighton and London.
Dr Valentine has a vast amount of experience in both psychological assessment and interventions, which include cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, compassion-focused therapy and psychotherapy. Her therapeutic approach is eclectic, centred on the individual and follows a humanistic and behaviouristic approach to counselling. She believes people can achieve success and improve their personal problems by creating short-term and long-term goals as well as practising the art of wellbeing.