DR JENNA KIRTLEY – REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR
I’m Dr Jenna Kirtley, and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I currently work in the North East of England and specialise in trauma. I worked in the NHS for a number of years within forensic, personality disorder and military veteran services. I am now independent and work with a wide range of clients, helping them heal from distressing life events through an integrative, holistic therapeutic approach.
I previously lived in Dubai, UAE and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I loved being part of a different culture, learning languages and traditions, and exploring all the beautiful places across the countries I resided in. Although I am now based in the UK, I love to travel at any opportunity I have, whether this is solo travelling, with friends or with family. I love to meet new people, explore exciting new places and to immerse myself into the culture.
I believe travel has a positive impact on our emotional wellbeing, gives us space to process, and affords us the opportunity to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us. Travel allows us to put many things into perspective and to grow as individuals. When I heard about the Travel Psychologist I was so thrilled that there would be an opportunity to bring together my passion for my career and my passion for travel, as well as being able to use my knowledge and experience of both to help others.