Dr Jen Bateman

Dr Jen Bateman

DClinPsy, BSc(Hons), AFBPsS

Clinical Psychologist
Works With Ages 18 and above


I’m Jen and I’m looking forward to meeting you. I’m a warm and empathic psychologist, providing a space where you will be heard and supported. I’ve experienced my own times of emotional distress, so I understand it takes courage to reach out for help. I will see your potential and hold this vision for you throughout our therapeutic journey together.


I’m highly qualified, with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and an honours degree in Psychology. I’m Chartered with the British Psychological Society and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). I’m therefore trained to deliver a range of evidence-based therapies and will offer you the therapeutic approach that best suits your needs and goals. I have particular expertise in cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, mindfulness, compassionate and acceptance and commitment therapies.

I have over 10 years experience supporting clients in private practice. Alongside this I’ve worked with clients with a range of psychological difficulties in numerous NHS services across London, including Central & North West London NHS Trust and South West London & St George’s NHS Trust.


I believe that life is short and we all deserve to live our fullest possible lives. Understanding ourselves better through therapy can really help us live on purpose; so I feel very privileged to do the work I do.

As well as supporting clients, I’m the author of two 5* Amazon rated books and have been extensively published in peer-reviewed journals. I was very honoured to be named an ‘Outstanding Educator’ Finalist in the Quality in Care Awards and a ‘World Diabetes Day Hero’ by the International Diabetes Federation.

I’m a passionate educator and have been an invited speaker to audiences ranging from four to four hundred throughout the US, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and Europe.

About me

I love spending time by the sea, walking in nature and escaping into a good book or movie. I’ve run a half-marathon and a triathlon but have now hung up my running shoes and prefer the gentler movement of yoga…although I’m not very graceful (yet!).

Recent Testimonials

“Therapy has improved my life in a big way. It has enabled me to think and act positively, and cope with every day stress and anxiety. As a direct result of the tools I have gained, I am a much happier person. I cannot recommend Dr Gray highly enough, and would encourage anyone who is struggling to give therapy a go”.

MARK, Skype

Registered With

The British Psychological Society

About Us

At the British CBT & Counselling Service, we are Doctors of Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychologists & CBT Therapists specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults and children.

We can help anyone experiencing all types of mental health problems including addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, relationship problems, stress and other distressing emotional problems.

For a more detailed list visit our Problems page.

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