Jennifer has worked at the Mulberry Bush since 2008 and in her current role since 2017. She is head of the Therapies and Networks team and Consultant Child Psychotherapist, as well as the school’s clinical lead. She began her career as a teacher of children with special needs, working in therapeutic schools and state special schools before going on to work in a residential therapeutic community for traumatised boys.
During and after her training as a psychotherapist, she worked in the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Since then, she has worked in residential therapeutic units and therapeutic foster care agencies, before joining the Mulberry Bush. She has particular interests in the ways that psychodynamic thinking can be applied in a residential environment and in working creatively with families in difficulty.