Psychology Training and Accreditation
Dr Jessica McKnight is a Counselling Psychologist. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology in University College Dublin and her Masters in Applied Psychology and Doctorate in Counselling Psychology in Trinity College Dublin.
Jessica also has diplomas in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT); Trauma and PTSD; Sexuality and Gender Based issues and training in Somatic Experiencing. She has also received Level 1 training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples.
Jessica is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). She attends regular clinical supervision and adheres to the ethical guidelines set out by the PSI in her work.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Jessica’s approach is holistic in nature. She draws from Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy in her practice, with underpinnings in Person Centre Therapy. Jessica is also neuroaffirmative, working with neurodivergent individuals in a strengths based way, where difference is embraced, not discouraged.
Jessica believes that attending therapy is a brave and vulnerable step. She aims to always provide a safe space for her clients, where they can feel seen and heard. Jessica strives to create an atmosphere of warmth and validation, where clients can be comfortable in opening up and feel that their issues are being acknowledged and held. In the creation of a non-judgemental and empathetic space, clients can be met exactly where they are at. Each client’s experience of therapy is different, and Jessica works to adapt and collaborate with each person, based on their needs. Jessica will follow the lead of the client, as they are the expert of their own experiences.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Jessica’s experience as a psychologist spans across the lifespan, where she has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She also has experience working with clients from minority groups.
Jessica is the co-founder and Clinical Director of Diverse Minds Practice, a psychological service designed to provide psychological intervention and assessment to neurodivergent individuals and therapeutic support to their families and loved ones. Jessica has a keen interest and significant experience in neurodiversity and working with neurodivergent clients. Part of her work involves corporate consulting and providing training and workshops on neurodiversity and neurodivergent issues to professionals in the workplace.
Jessica has a special interest in:
o Different forms of trauma
o Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
o Couple therapy.
Jessica’s other areas of expertise are including but not limited to the following:
o Anxiety and Anxiety Related Disorders or Issues
o Depression or Low Mood
o Eating Disorders
o Trauma-Related issues such as different forms of abuse
o Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related issues
o Personality Disorders
o Identity related issues
o Sexuality and gender related issues
Jessica’s Fee structure is:
Initial consultations are €150.
Sessions thereafter are €120.
Couple Therapy is €140 per session.
Psychological Assessments for ADHD and Autism (Adults €1500 and Children €1800)