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Carshena Jina
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Therapist Adolescent and Adult

Carshena Jina

Carshena Jina has recently joined the Priory Group as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Her current clinic is based at Priory Wellbeing Centre Oxford.

Carshena is a qualified Senior Registered Mental Health Nurse and an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 10 years’ combined experience. She has studied and worked in various therapeutic settings within the NHS since 2011. She endeavours to utilise her skills through working according to NMC (Nice Guidelines) and BABCP standards, whilst also providing an excellent tailored made package for individuals to enable them to overcome their difficulties and reach their goals.

Carshena has completed a 3-year work placement with Healthy Minds in Bucks (Adult IAPT service & CYP IAPT service) as a trainee CBT Practitioner whilst studying for MSc as Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Here she supported the recovery of adults and young adults with eating disorders, anxiety, depression and stress to improve their wellbeing by providing evidenced-based psychological therapies. She was also able to offer eating-disorder interventions (implementing NICE guidelines), practical support and employment advice to support patients to find or stay in work.

Training

  • Carshena Jina graduated from Psychiatric Nursing in 2009 from Luton University and is a Member of the Royal College of Nursing (NMC). She has worked in various mental health settings as an accomplished and experienced Advanced Mental Health Nurse.
  • She represented the NHS when invited to 10 Downing Street in 2015 to meet with the British Prime minister, Foreign Secretary as well as the Royal Members of the British Army.
  • Carshena Jina has always been interested in psychiatry and upon completion of her degree, she commenced with Cognitive Specialty training.
  • She then completed her Masters postgraduate degree at Bucks New University, graduating in 2013.
  • She is a member of the British Association of Cognitive and Psychotherapists.
  • Carshena has been a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist since 2013, initially working in Healthy Minds NHS in High Wycombe and within a Berkshire NHS, before joining the Priory Group.
  • She regularly attends ongoing CPD events, training and is committed to her revalidation. Recently, Carshena attended the 45th BABCP Annual Conference 2017 at the University of Manchester.

Specialist Expertise:

  • Adult and Older People’s Psychiatric & Forensic Mental Health Nursing
  • Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team
  • Psychological Liaison Specialist Nurse (Accident & Emergency Department).
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – IAPT and Community Mental Health

Research interests

  • Brain – psychology connections by Aaron Beck.
  • BMC Psychiatry
  • BABCP
  • NMC - Psychiatry

Carshena Jina aims to promote hope and compassion with a true and genuine concern for people from all lifestyles, through a person-centred approach. She works collaboratively with clients to build trust and make progress with them. Carshena ensures to provide effective therapy by continually learning through ongoing training, regular supervision and feedback from her clients.

Carshena believes that it is vital to work with not only the client but also their family, carers and support network to improve outcomes whilst dealing with complex treatment planning, rehabilitation and recovery. Her approach is warm and non-judgemental with a focus on developing a therapeutic relationship with the individual, to explore difficulties and work together using an individualised, evidence-based, and solution-focused method.

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